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Tilting at Sawmills: America's Shameful Approach to the Softwood Lumber Dispute with Canada

Daniel J. Ikenson Donald Trump has called the North American Free Trade Agreement the “worst trade deal ever negotiated.” If he were speaking on behalf of Canadian exporters or American consumers of softwood lumber, his point would have some validity. Show More Summary

U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Continue to Grow

U.S. pipeline exports of natural gas continued to grow in 2016, and they have doubled since 2009. Almost all of this growth is attributable to increasing exports to Mexico, which have accounted for more than half of all U.S. natural gas exports since April 2015. In August, the United States exported 4.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas to Mexico via pipelines.

Utility Regulators Guided To Set New Rates Deliberately, Using Data

Distributed resources – like residential solar, storage, and electric cars – are becoming more mainstream every day. This presents new challenges for utilities and utility regulators who are struggling to capture their benefits, while balancing shareholder interests and reliability.

How Online Tools and Open Innovation Can Support Implementation of Paris Agreement Goals

An MIT research initiative is harnessing the power of crowds and online collaborative tools in support of fulfilling global Paris Agreement climate goals.

Network Bytes: Windstream, CenturyLink, Tata Communications

Three other bits of network news to peruse this morning:... [visit site to read more]

CyrusOne Follows Through in Chicago With New Buildout

CyrusOne said this morning that it has broken ground on a new data center out in the Chicago metro area.  The new facility will span some 425,000 square feet on the company's campus in Aurora, Illinois.... [visit site to read more]

EE pushes for mobile coverage clarity

EE has urged all the UK’s mobile networks to offer more clarity on coverage by changing how mobile and data signal figures are represented to the public. The telecoms firm’s chief executive Marc Allera has sent a letter to the heads of Vodafone, Three and O2 asking them to join EE in switching network coverage […]

Glowing Crystals Can Detect, Cleanse Contaminated Drinking Water

X-ray study at Berkeley Lab explores atomic structure of tiny traps for heavy metals.

EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under TSCA Reform

The EPA has named asbestos and nine other chemicals as the first 10 substances it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under the updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

Is This the Future of Green Building Materials?

Noble Environmental Technologies' Ecor is helping customers recycle their waste streams into new building materials for reuse.

Check Out What's Hot for the Holidays

Holiday fashions are likely to see a surge as consumers shop for gifts this year, according to the 2016 Holiday Survey by Deloitte. In fact, clothing is forecasted to make up approximately 50 percent of the gifts your loved ones may unwrap this season. Show More Summary

Zayo Strikes In the West, Buys Electric Lightwave

After eight plus years of buying US fiber assets, Zayo has yet to run out of targets it seems.  The Boulder-based fiber operator has struck again, announcing the acquisition of Electric Lightwave in a $1.42B cash deal announced this morning.... [visit site to read more]

What would a US-China trade war mean for commodity exporters?

During the election the now President-elect Donald Trump made much of “making America great again” and bringing manufacturing back to America. He singled out steel in particular as a sector that had been destroyed by imports, especially...Show More Summary

Housing Crisis: Should Urban Areas Grow Up or Grow Out to Keep Housing Affordable?

Randal O'Toole, Vanessa Brown Calder Housing prices are rapidly climbing in many American urban areas, pushing low-income and sometimes even middle-income people out of rental and home buying markets. American homeownership rates have...Show More Summary

Ofcom moves to require legal separation of Openreach

Ofcom has today announced that it is proceeding with a formal notification to require the legal separation of Openreach from BT, after, in its view, BT failed to offer voluntary proposals that adequately address Ofcom’s competition concerns. In July, Ofcom proposed reforms to make Openreach more independent from BT, through a process of ‘legal separation’. […]

Charter Acquisitions Create a Commercial Services Race

Increasing investment in business services – and courting larger companies with more dispersed facilities – makes sense for the cable industry.

TODAY’S STUDY: The Power Potential Of Personal Wind

Assessing the Future of Distributed Wind: Opportunities for Behind-the-Meter Projects Eric Lantz, Benjamin Sigrin, Michael Gleason, Robert Preus, and Ian Baring-Gould, November 2106 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of new electricity generation in the United States. Show More Summary

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