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FirstLight Fiber acquires G4 Communications, enhances New Hampshire network presence

FirstLight Fiber is expanding its presence in the New Hampshire market by reaching an asset purchase agreement to acquire all of G4 Communications' holdings, including its customer base and its Manchester, N.H., data center.

Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers

Unilever is testing commercially viable solar-powered ice cream freezers in New York’s Central Park. The company, whose brands include Popsicles, Good Humor and Mangum ice cream bars, says when officially rolled out the freezers will be the world’s first. Unilever has already purchased about 1.5 million freezers. The freezers are being manned by vendors in […]

FirstLight Acquires G4, Further Expands in the Northeast

In some metro and regional fiber consolidation this morning, FirstLight Fiber has announced a deal that will expand their presence in upper New England.  FirstLight has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of G4 Communications, a service provider that focuses on New Hampshire. … [visit site to read more]

Westinghouse Engineer Dedicated to Nuclear Safety Culture

The following post was sent to us by Westinghouse Electric Company’s Laura Goossen 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...Show More Summary

CenturyLink deepens Canadian data center presence with second Toronto-area facility

CenturyLink has responded to the growing demand from its Canadian market customers for colocation and cloud services by announcing that it has opened its second data center in the greater Toronto area.

Can Energy Companies Legally Use Drones?

Over the past few years, drones have undergone a radical transformation. Once the purview of the military and hobbyists, drones have become big business, with companies as diverse as humanitarian groups to big oil trying to cash in on the promised efficiency. For the energy industry, the uses are well documented. read more


Oil & Gas Majors: Fact Sheets August 2014 (Carbon Tracker Initiative) Executive Summary Overview: Key Points 1. The oil & gas sector is currently facing pressure from investors to focus on capital discipline, and several majors have stated that their capex will either fall or stay flat over he coming years. 2. Show More Summary


VERIZON’S $40MIL SOLAR BUY Verizon Announces $40 Million Solar Energy Investment Kiley Kroh, August 25, 2014 (Climate Progress) “…Verizon Wireless Inc. [the biggest U.S. wireless carrier] will invest $40 million into 10.2 megawatts (MW)...Show More Summary

What's the Goal and Point of National Biofuel Regulation?

While preparing a lecture for the 4th Berkeley Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics, I returned to contemplating the regulation of biofuels as part of a general federal strategy to combat climate change and increase energy security. read more

Metro Bytes: DQE, SummitIG, XO

Here are three network buildouts on the east coast to take a quick look at today. … [visit site to read more]

DOE fuels next-gen vehicle technologies with $55M

As part of the Obama Administration’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge — which aims, in part, to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy — the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $55 million in funding for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle Continue reading ?

Threats and Opportunities of Distributed Power Generation

Rooftop solar panels aren't the only distributed generation technology that could challenge existing utility business models as it grows. Some power companies see DG as an opportunity and are entering this segment in ways that could prove challenging to their start-up competitors. Show More Summary

Raley’s Dumps Hazardous Waste, Pays $1.6M

Raley’s has agreed to pay about $1.6 million to settle a hazardous waste disposal lawsuit. The judgment is the result of a civil enforcement lawsuit filed in San Joaquin County to stop the supermarket chain from unlawfully transporting and disposing of retail hazardous waste, according to 26 California district attorneys who announced the settlement. The […]

GE Opens $5M Oil and Gas Tech Center

GE Oil & Gas has opened a $5 million Technology Solutions Center (TSC) in Stavanger, Norway. The center has been designed to help oil and gas operators achieve optimal efficiency, environmental performance and safety. Located opposite GE’s existing Subsea Systems facility in the port of Dusavik, the center features a combination of interactive digital displays, […]

Bank of America Landscaping to Save 3M Gallons Annually

Bank of America has expanded its use of drought-tolerant landscaping and funded a $250,000 grant for drought research and response as part of its ongoing efforts to help address California’s severe drought conditions. The Pacific Institute on Monday received a $250,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its research efforts designed […]

Distributed Marginal Price: The New Metric for the Grid Edge?

The grid is changing from a one-way, centralized electricity delivery system to a distributed, networked system for generating, storing and consuming power, and the technology is changing a lot faster than the economic and regulatory systems that govern it. read more

Recycling Facility Explosion Kills 2

A mortar round explosion at an Illinois recycling plant killed two people Monday morning and injured a third, according to media reports. Granite City Police Chief Rich Miller told that it is not unusual for a mortar round to be at the Totall Metal Recycling facility because it recycles military items. The news agency […]

Bell Increases LTE Network Speed by 45%, with Speeds as High as 150 Mpbs

Ahead of the highly anticipated iPhone 6 launch, which is said to incorporate a faster Qualcomm modem that supports a theoretical download speed of up to 150 Mbps, Bell has announced that it has bumped the 4G LTE network speed by up to 45%. What this upgrade means is an increase from 75 Mpbs (expected average [...]

Demand for Renewable Energy Is Real

For the first time since 2006, solar panels are hard to find, Bloomberg reports. Solar panels and their components had been plentiful for the last few years, but it seems that demand has finally caught up with supply. That’s good news for renewable energy advocates, because it means that the solar energy industry has been Continue reading ?

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