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Monday Roundup: EdgeConnex, UPN, RCN Business, Viawest

Here’s a quick look at some of this week’s early announcements and some of last week’s later ones: … [visit site to read more]

There are many paths to a smart home. And that’s the problem.

How many companies does it take to connect a light bulb? Why connect the light when you can connect the switch? Or outlet? Or socket? How many companies does it take to turn on a connected light? One to make the light and 40 or 50 to access the API. Okay, these aren’t funny jokes. Continue reading ?

Report Ranks Electric Utility Companies’ Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

NV Energy, Xcel, PG&E, Sempra and Edison International rank the highest for renewable energy sales, with renewable resources accounting for nearly 17 to 21 percent of their retail electricity sales in 2012, according to a report from Ceres and Clean Edge that ranks the US’ largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries on their renewable […]

Nuclear's Contribution to a Positive Future

The following post was sent to us by Southern Nuclear’s Joshua Andrews for NEI’s Powered by Our People promotion. Powered by Our People is part of the Future of Energy campaign that NEI launched earlier this year. This promotion aims to communicate innovation in our nation’s nuclear facilities in the voices of the people working at them. Show More Summary

New Report on EPA's Carbon Rule: States Have the Power to Contain Costs, Maximize Benefits

In June 2014, the EPA released its proposed carbon emissions rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants. Taking center stage in this proposal are the states, which are given the flexibility to determine their way of complying with the new regulatory requirements. read more

CBRE Surpasses 300 LEED-Certified Buildings

CBRE Group has certified more than 300 buildings through the US Green Building Council LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, making the company the commercial real estate services and investment industry leader in LEED for Existing Buildings certifications. CBRE’s Global Energy & Sustainability LEED Programs team has now certified 305 buildings totaling more than 95 […]

Grocery Stores Adopt Green Globes Certification

Whole Foods, Aldi’s and Publix are among the grocery stores across the US adopting Green Globes for green building certification, according to the Green Building Initiative (GBI), which administers the program. The properties also include New Seasons Markets in Oregon, and Price Chopper, Harris Teeter and Wegmans stores across the country. New Seasons — the […]

HFC-Free Technology Digest Launched

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report focused on HFC-free climate-friendly technologies, Putting the Freeze on HFCs: A global digest of available climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies. Show More Summary

In India, OTT isn’t killing domestic voice (yet): Idea Cellular

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on Many telcos are worried about OTT voice/messaging services cannibalizing their revenues. India’s Idea Cellular is not one of them – at least on the domestic voice front. … [visit site to read more]

How effective is the Telephone Preference Scheme?

The Telephone Preference Scheme (TPS) is a free service for consumers enabling them to opt-out of receiving unsolicited live sales or marketing calls. How good is it? Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office  commissioned a study to measure how effective the TPS is and whether it reduces the number of live marketing or sales calls […]

How ICT Can Improve Freight Efficiency

Information and communications technologies (ICT) can help meet freight performance demands while improving energy efficiency, according to an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy white paper. Smart Freight: ApplicationsShow More Summary

ABS, MPA Collaborate on Marine Clean Fuel Research

Global marine and offshore classification services provider ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote maritime research and development in the areas of alternative/clean fuel and developing resilient, next-generation port systems. Show More Summary

Quebecor’s Wireless Plans in The Spotlight – Again

Quebecor’s plans for potential wireless expansion are yet again the focus of attention, as the local carrier will be reporting its second-quarter results on Thursday. Speculation has surfaced that the Montreal-based telecom and media company will emerge as a national player since it spent $233 million on spectrum licenses in key markets in Canada. About [...]

The next big smart grid race? It starts at the end of the driveway (the distribution transformer)

“Smart Grid” to this day has been mainly about the meters. Years ago, actual meter readers would read your meter for billing purposes. Then came AMR (Automated Meter Reading), which provided one-way directional communications to meter readers, who could be in the driveway or in their trucks and still collect the readings. Then AMR transcended Continue reading ?

Why VATs on Solar Energy Hinder Progress on Energy Poverty

What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty? A big one. Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa apply a value added tax (VAT) to clean energy products like solar lanterns and solar home systems. read more

Earnings Preview: Watching Level 3?s Momentum

Last quarter the question was whether Level 3?s revenue and EBITDA growth would justify its stock price gains, and they came through big.  On Tuesday they’ll report their Q2 numbers and the dynamics are rather less organic as we have the tw telecom deal hanging overhead.  But it is important that the company maintain its growth […]

Why Closing Indian Point In Summer is Like Shutting Down Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera Let's turn back the clock to May 9, 2001 and visit the Bronx to play a game of "what if?"The defending World Series Champions, the New York Yankees, are locked in a tight pennant race early in the season, trailing the hated Boston Red Sox by just a half game in the standings after beating the Minnesota Twins 2-0 at home. Show More Summary

Four IWRM Papers, 2: The Anthropocene & New Paradigms; Horizontal & Vertical; Oil & Gas; CC Adaptation

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here are four more worthwhile papers examining IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management. They appeared in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development (Volume 30, Issue 3). All present somewhat unusual aspects of IWRM. 1) A new paradigm for water? A comparative review of integrated,...

Ramblings Jobs: Logix, Walker, FirstLight

Three more job listings this week on the Ramblings Jobs Board, with one each from Logix Communications, Walker & Associates, and FirstLight Fiber. … [visit site to read more]

NRC Commissioner Candidates Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran

The Obama Administration, under the direction of influential Senators, has provided the names of two people to fill vacancies on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. One of the vacancies exists already; Commissioner Apostolakis, a renowned...Show More Summary

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