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Falling in Love with Stockholm All Over Again

Last week I spent two and a half days in Stockholm, doing interviews and meeting various public officials and private businesses with the aim of updating the White Paper we published in 2013 entitled Stockholm’s Stokab: A Blueprint for Ubiquitous Connectivity. When we published this back then, Smart City issues were just beginning to emerge, […]

Sub-National Climate Change Actions Prevail Over National Politics

In the US, national politics has not been friendly to the climate debate and partisan gridlock and dysfunction have routinely affected any serious response to climate change. With national action remaining tepid, it has fallen to sub-national actors to embrace and enact meaningful climate change policies. read more

GE Healthcare Polymer Bottle Cuts Waste Disposal Costs

GE Healthcare says a study examining the environmental impact of its +PlusPak polymer bottle has superior environmental benefits compared to its glass counterparts. Healthcare clinicians traditionally use glass bottles for storage, handling, and disposal of contrast imaging agents for X-ray and MRI procedures. Show More Summary

Columbia Moves To Take euNetworks Private

While I was traveling last week, the rumors of an M&A deal surrounding euNetworks became more than rumors. They company’s largest shareholder, Columbia Capital, has launched an effort to buy the rest of the company and take it private, looking to bring the independent western European fiber footprint all the way under its umbrella. … […]

Sims to Pay Nearly $2.4 Million in Hazardous Waste Settlement

Sims Group USA will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a civil environmental enforcement action resulting from a hazardous waste disposal investigation in California. The state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control investigated Sims’...Show More Summary

Discover Your Online Shopping with Ease at Savers.pk

Perhaps you are fond of shopping at ease or desire to shop with the convenience of great savings offered with a variety of options. If you are searching for an Online Shopping Portal in Pakistan where you can find it all at a single place, then Savers.pk is your stop. Show More Summary

MailersUSA.com to Use the How2Recycle Label

PAC Worldwide says online reseller MailersUSA.com will immediately start to use the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Store Drop-off label on certain flat poly bags. How2Recycle is an on-package recycling label program that gives clear, concise instructions to customers about how to recycle a package. PAC Worldwide has been part of this program for a year […]

Tridel CIO: Smart Buildings Can Cut Costs

There are a number of benefits for investing in smart buildings, and no one should build another “dumb” building, Ted Maulucci, CIO of Canada-based Tridel Group, said at a conference in Toronto earlier this month, according to Datacenter Dynamics. Maulucci noted the sustainability benefits derived from improved energy efficiency of smart buildings as well as […]

Free Online Training for EPA’s Avoided Emissions Tool

The EPA has launched online training for its free AVoided Emissions and geneRation (AVERT) Tool, which estimates the emissions benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs. The free training walks users through each step of the AVERT Main Module with how-to videos and can be accessed on demand. Businesses and other organizations […]

Northwest wind takes a week-long vacation

Some Atomic Insights readers don’t like it when I use the term “unreliables” to describe weather dependent power sources like wind and solar energy. They believe that word is demeaning and not entirely accurate, especially in certain system designs where wind turbines are partnered with hydro or pumped storage. Show More Summary

Torrefaction via Radio Waves

I have found over the years that the vast majority of biomass to energy projects aren’t economically viable for one reason or another. I have looked at companies that utilize many different conversion technologies, and most of the time my job consisted of searching for fatal flaws of different approaches. read more

Commercial Development Company Buys 58-Acre Brownfield, Plans Remediation

Commercial Development Company, a North American commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company, has acquired a 58-acre, environmentally distressed waterfront industrial site in Savannah, Georgia from Atlantic Wood Industries. Show More Summary

Fewer Consumers Say Recycling Electronics is Important

While 82 percent of consumers say recycling their old electronics is important or very important to them, that total is 4 percent lower than in 2012 (86 percent), according to a study from the Consumer Electronics Association. The survey also found one-third of consumers (30 percent) recycled electronics products in the last year, a 4 percent […]

Report: Steel Trucks Better for Environment than Aluminum

Advanced high-strength steels have a lighter impact on the environment than aluminum in light-duty trucks and SUVs, according to two new case studies released by WorldAutoSteel. The case studies examined the effect various automotive materials can have on total life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The studies used the Automotive Materials Energy and GHG Comparison model, […]

Are we seeing the decline of linear television?

The overwhelming bulk of television viewing is still live and linear but habits – especially among young viewers- are changing. Ofcom today published Children’s Digital Day research which shows children are topping up traditional live TV viewing by watching online video clips and catch-up TV. It shows that older children aged 11-15 are watching half […]

Catalyst Capital Group to Finance Mobilicity AWS-3 Spectrum Bid

In an attempt to save the company’s value and make it more attractive to future buyers, Catalyst Capital Group is willing to go the extra mile: It will participate in the forthcoming wireless spectrum auction. Newton Glassman’s Catalyst Capital Group Inc. is willing to finance Mobilicity’s bid for additional wireless airwaves, along with other willing [...]

Internet Of Things: How Will It Work?

Thanks to The Internet of Things (IOT), millions of “hyper-connected” smart homes, smart cities, smart refrigerators, and smart cars are coming down the pike, with the promise of helping people and businesses run simple while creating an estimated $65 trillion in global trade. A never before seen powerful infrastructure must be able to accommodate the massive Continue reading ?

Google Toying with Ad-Free Online Project (for a fee of course)

If you’re looking for an Internet experience free of annoying pop-ups and advertising clutter, well you’re in luck…sort of. Last week Google unveiled a project aimed at finding different ways of funding the web, a new take on delivering an engaging and effective online experience. Dubbed Contributor, it almost harkens back to the Internet of [...]

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