Electronics certification recycling program e-Stewards, managed by the Basel Action Network (BAN), has begun regularly using GPS-based tracking devices placed into used electronic equipment to verify the performance of certified e-Stewards recyclers. Show More Summary
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) reports that 333 campuses in 46 states have now installed solar, and recent analysis from the Governance & Accountability Institute showed that 80 percent of S&P 500 companies now publish sustainability reports.
At this time last year, President L. Rafael Reif announced the Institute’s five-year plan for responding to the risks posed by climate change. Maria Zuber, vice president for research and the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, has been coordinating MIT’s climate action efforts since the plan’s announcement.
The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s 2016 Energy Efficiency Market Report showed that progress on energy efficiency is being made – the global energy intensity improved by 1.8% last year, exceeding the 1.5% gain of 2014 despite the impact of lower energy prices.
I don’t know much about fashion, but I have heard that blue is the new black. And I know that by the time I buy blue, everyone else will be wearing green. In the oil business, modish pundits are now pronouncing, “60 is the new 90,” championing...Show More Summary
Back in 2014, with the infamous, SB 310, Ohio became the first state to freeze its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and halted requirements for renewable energy at 2014 levels. This means that until the end of 2016, rather than gradually...Show More Summary
In one of the most remarkable turnarounds ever achieved in the face of a natural resource crisis, Israel has overcome a looming fresh water shortage in less than a decade. The country now has such a large water surplus that it can sell significant amounts to its parched neighboring countries.
In the energy efficiency world, programs that reduce energy use by targeting human behavior are relatively few, but proliferating quickly. In 2013, some US states claimed as much as 28% of their energy efficiency savings from behavior change programs. Like Pokémon Go characters in the wild, some behavior change programs are common, well-known, and seen everywhere.
An estimated 62,500 power plants are operating around the world, with a total installed generating capacity of more than 6,000 gigawatts (GW) in 2015. The nine largest operating power plants in the world by capacity are all hydroelectric power plants.
Homeowners, home builders, architects, designers and facility managers continue to demand an increasing number of power, light and data technologies that adhere to expanding U.S. and international environmental regulations and play a central role in meeting the design and operations objectives of high-performance, sustainable buildings.
Sexual harassment isn’t a topic that’s easily discussed, and because of that, many incidents go unreported. According to NPR, the frequency of sexual harassment incidents vary by industry, but no particular industry is immune to cases of sexual harassment. Show More Summary
For job seekers, competition is fierce. For every great opportunity, there are hundreds if not thousands of applicants. To make matters worse, many job seekers unwittingly destroy their own chances at getting a job by making one or more of the following common mistakes. Show More Summary
We have some M&A to report from the managed services side of things, with assets changing hands between two familiar private equity players. Berkshire Partners has entered into an agreement to buy Masergy from ABRY Partners. ... [visit site to read more]
The consensus is that the proposed acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T is a long shot.
Hiring managers, recruiters and HR departments often receive hundreds of resumes for one job opening, so how do you make your resume stand out? For job seekers, that's the six-figure question. A great resume can lead to professional success, while a sub-par document can leave you floundering. Show More Summary
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles.
Uniti Fiber announced some expansion plans out in the Midwest this morning. They will be moving to better support the backhaul needs of one of the largest wireless carriers out in southeastern Iowa and the northern and central regions of Illinois.... [visit site to read more]
Power Switch; The Future of the Electric Power System in the Northeast and the Disruptive Power of Innovation Michael Bradley and Christopher Van Atten, October 2016 (M.J. Bradley & Associates) Introduction The electric power systemShow More Summary
Small Wins In Climate Fight Point The Way To Victory The Guardian view on climate change: good news – but not yet good enough; Eleven of the last 12 months have been the hottest on record. Though progress on cutting carbon emissionsShow More Summary
The Jazz Polo Tournament, which took place at the Islamabad Club’s Polo Ground, concluded with Team Jazz Gold taking home the trophy. The tournament was in line with Jazz’s promise to empower societies by providing relevant resources to guide them towards success. Show More Summary