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Obama and Xi Breathe New Qi into Global Climate Talks

Historic U.S.-China accord addressing climate change aims to deliver on existing domestic initiatives, and doing so has global implications

In 2040, Fossil Fuels Still Reign

IEA’s World Energy Outlook is grim, but not set in stone

Orange France Launches Homelive, a Home Automation Solution Powered by Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave Technology

Sigma Designs(R) SIGM, +6.62% a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based set-top-boxes (STBs), announced that leading French telecommunications operator Orange has selected Z-Wave(R) technology for its recently introduced Homelive Smart Home Solution. Show More Summary

FCC's Wheeler says he expects lawsuits on net neutrality regardless of what rules are passed

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that whatever final net neutrality rules the commission issues next year, the FCC will be challenged in the courts by major service providers.

Strong New Methane Standards Would Stop Waste, Save Money, and Also Protect the Climate

If you send a bucket to the well, you make sure it doesn’t have a hole in it first. You’re careful that the new milk carton isn’t seeping all over your refrigerator shelf. And you know that a dripping water pipe can mean big problems if you don’t get after it quickly. Leaks are messy, wasteful, and often costly. read more

Telefonica and BT Take a Spin Around the UK Dance Floor

The M&A talk over in Europe today is focused on the UK, where BT and Telefonica are dancing around a possible transaction. While described by BT as ‘highly preliminary’, the idea would be for BT to get back into the wireless game by reacquiring O2, which it spun off over a decade ago. Telefonica would […]

North America PON revenue outpaces DSL declines in Q3, says Infonetics

PON equipment vendors may have seen a good revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014, growing 1 percent sequentially due to GPON optical network terminal (ONT) sales in North America, but the overall global broadband aggregation equipment...Show More Summary

Green Climate Fund on Track to Reach $10 Billion Initial Target

The Green Climate Fund seems to be off to a decent start with funding pledges in place from various countries around the globe ahead of the recent first donors’ conference in Berlin, Germany. The UNFCCC approved the governing instrument and the fund itself in 2011. read more

BT to re-acquire a mobile network? Really?

I can’t help smiling at the news that BT might buy the mobile network O2 from current owners Telefonica. After all, BT created O2 – then called Cellnet – back in 1985 and then sold the network in 2002. This was the worst commercial decision made by BT since it was created in 1984. At […]

Zayo to supply dark fiber to IX Reach, connecting New York, New Jersey data centers

Zayo is supplying IX Reach, a wholesale carrier provider, a mix of colocation and dark fiber facilities connecting data centers in New York and New Jersey.

Energy and the New Congress: Beyond Keystone

The Keystone XL pipeline is likely to get another opportunity for approval once the new Congress is sworn in next January. However, it will not be the most important part of a new Congressional energy agenda, and it might not even be the most urgent. Show More Summary

Telstra taps into government cloud opportunity

Telstra has hatched a plan to build a cloud-based environment targeting the needs of Australia's federal, state and local government agencies.

‘Water Budgets’ to Conserve Water

As California enters its fourth year of severe drought conditions, water utility companies are adopting some innovative programs to encourage consumers and commercial facilities to use water more efficiently. One unique program thatShow More Summary

The US-China Climate Deal: Don't Get Carried Away

The US and China announced what has been hailed as a historic deal on greenhouse gas emissions, with China agreeing to cap emissions around 2030 and the US committing to 26 – 28% reductions by 2025. What does this actually mean for the climate and for the damage that climate change might bring? read more

What Does 'Energy Access' Even Mean Anyway?

What does it mean for a household or business in a developing country to have electricity access? This apparently simple question has a complex and contested answer. How electricity access is defined has important implications for what types of interventions planners design for future electrification progress. read more


Drilling Deeper; A Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom J. David Hughes, October 2014 (Post Carbon Institute) Abstract Drilling Deeper reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S. Show More Summary

Field to Market, TSC Form Sustainable Agriculture Partnership

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture has partnered with The Sustainability Consortium in a move aimed at creating a common framework to measure and report the sustainability of US agriculture. In a memorandum of understanding, TSC and Field to Market have agreed to work toward greater harmonization of metrics in overlapping product categories, […]

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