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Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts; Global Forecasts for Light Duty Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Battery Electric Vehicle Sales and Vehicles in Use: 2014-2023 4Q 2014 (Navigant Research) “The rapidly changing market for electric vehicles...Show More Summary

Industry Spotlight: Peak’s Luke Norris on the Intercloud

There are few buzzwords less specific these days than the word cloud, but for me the intercloud manages to fog things up even more.  The internet already connects all the clouds out there right?  So what are we really saying?  I asked Luke Norris, CEO of Peak and one of the folks most involved with hooking up clouds to each other, […]

No intrigue at NRC regarding Stephen Burns

On September 16, 2014, Stephen Burns and Jeff Baran were confirmed as Commissioners at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the Senate. Thirty days later, on October 14, 2014, Jeff Baran was sworn in and began serving out the remainder...Show More Summary

Internet of Things: Security vs. Time To Market

Last week I had the opportunity to take part on panel at the Sector Security Conference in Toronto. Just for the record, I’m also on the advisory board for that conference so we’re clear. The main thrust of the panel was dealing with predictions for the coming calendar year. I’m no fan of predictions in general. Continue reading ?

The Symbolic Politics of Climate Diplomacy

Last week, the European Union began the process of setting the agenda for the climate negotiations scheduled for Paris in late 2015. These talks will focus the world's attention on the climate, but the difference in national interest between developing and developed nations makes a meaningful deal impossible. read more

USGBC Announced LEED 2009 Extension

The US Green Building Council says it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016 — an extension of almost a year and a half. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015. The USGB says extending to October 2016 gives LEED […]

Akamai Keeps On Rolling

In the CDN cloud world, Akamai remains barely challenged by the rest of the sector when it comes to the raw numbers. They turned in another strong quarter yesterday after the markets closed, shrugging aside the perrenial worries about Apple or another big customer moving traffic off onto internal infrastructure. But it’s hard work staying […]

Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have recently hosted a forum on the ongoing water crisis in the United States. This resulted in the release of two interesting new discussion papers. read more

Bunge Makes Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Global agribusiness giant Bunge has committed to building a traceable supply chain for 100 percent of the palm oil and palm derivatives it trades, processes and utilizes in commercial and consumer products worldwide. Bunge trades palm oil and derivative products, and uses the products as ingredients in some of its commercial and consumer products. The […]

IHG Rolls Out Sustainability Tool Across 4,700 Properties

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to roll out its online environmental sustainability tool, which helps hotels manage energy, carbon, water and waste, across the company’s 4,700 global properties by Jan. 1, 2015. IHG Green Engage allows hotels to see how much they are spending and saving and to feed data directly to IHG’s corporate clients as […]

3E, Locus Team Up on EH&S Risk Management

3E Company and Locus Technologies have announced a strategic collaboration that brings together 3E’s substance-level global regulatory content and product-level safety data sheet data and Locus’ compliance and environmental health and safety software platform. Show More Summary

Levi’s, M&S, Other Brands Pledge Zero-Deforestation Fashion

Levi Strauss & Co., Marks & Spencer, Portico Brands and ASOS have joined Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forests initiative, committing to ensure their fabric sourcing doesn’t harm endangered forests or contribute to deforestation. Most rayon, viscose, modal, lyocell and other trademarked cellulosic fabrics start their journey as trees. Show More Summary

Green Fleet Roundup: Boeing, Indianapolis, SCT Fleet Solutions

Boeing and Commercial Aircraft of China have opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil into aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil. Indianapolis will deploy the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles in the nation by early […]

Another blogger for Nuclear Energy – Evan Twarog

Atomic Insights is expanding. I’d like to introduce our newest writer, Evan Twarog. Some of you may recognize his name; in the friendly world of pro-nuclear bloggers, Evan has made a name for himself as a bright young man who started...Show More Summary

AkzoNobel Additive Makes Roads Safer, Cuts CO2

AkzoNobel has launched an additive for road salt that helps to protect against frost damage and makes driving safer. Inspired by the ability of certain animals to withstand cold and prevent ice forming in their bodies, Ecosel AsphaltProtection is a fully biodegradable additive for de-icing brine. It works by slowing the freezing process, resulting in […]

ZeroHouse has impressive numbers

First came smart bombs, then smart phones, then smart cars that park and drive themselves. Now we’ve got built-to-order smart homes that are energy- and water-efficient and so technologically advanced, they produce as much energy as they use. A model home, called ZeroHouse 3.0, shows off all its futuristic features in the Blackstone community off Continue reading ?

Microsoft Wearable Fitness Band on Sale Today at $199

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled its long-rumoured wearable device shortly after the apps on the App Store and Google Play leaked, suggesting that the software maker is about to make an announcement. The Microsoft Band is what its name suggests: a fitness band somewhat resembling the Samsung Gear Fit and packed with a bunch of sensors [...]

Patagonia’s Commitment to 100% Traceable Down

To ensure the humane treatment of birds that supply down, as of fall 2014 Patagonia uses only 100 percent traceable down. The company traces it from farm to factory to make sure the birds that supplied it were never force-fed or live-plucked, and that its down is never blended with down from sources it can’t […]

Blackberry Classic Goes Back to Go Forward

Still struggling to regain traction in today’s mobile market Blackberry has decided to navigate a bold new course, going back to go forwards. To that end, yesterday Blackberry CEO John Chen explained the firm’s reasoning behind its latest mobile offering, and I’ll use the word “latest” generously, as the aptly named Blackberry Classic Q20 is [...]

Five Principles For Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy

Misguided and inappropriate safeguards threaten to handicap some of the most dynamic and innovative approaches to ending energy poverty for 1.3 billion people around the world. That's the finding of a report which proposes five policy principles to ensure clean energy access markets thrive. read more

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