Since the EPA released its proposed Clean Power Plan in June, the plan has been a hot topic in every state. In Texas alone, the state has held a joint regulatory agency hearing and two days of legislative hearings. Unfortunately, in both cases, the general tone of testimony was that of Chicken Little. read more
Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Newalta: The provider of industrial waste management and environmental services’ board of directors has appointed John Barkhouse as president and chief executive officer. Show More Summary
The snappily-named 4G/TV Co-existence Oversight Board – on which I sit as the consumer person – is monitoring the work of the mobile sector to ensure that 800 MHz used for 4G does not interfere with the capacity of Freeview users to obtain their television service. The good news is that, as I’ve previously reported […]
Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms Kelsey Dallas, October 18, 2014 (Deseret News) “For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. Show More Summary
Transportation and logistics provider OneSource Freight has joined SERI’s R2 Recycling Leaders program, which recognizes leadership efforts in electronics recycling among companies and nonprofits organizations. OneSource Freight hasShow More Summary
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is set to begin a new chapter after naming China's Houlin Zhao as its next secretary-general during the ITU's 19th Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, in the Republic of Korea.
The growing decline of world crude oil prices could benefit most consumers and international economies. However, can the declining market prices for crude oil also end up creating significant and real risks to oil suppliers or current clean energy policies? read more
The Basel Action Network has launched an online trading platform that will allow businesses to recycle used electronics with e-waste recyclers certified to the e-Stewards Standard. The launch of the e-Stewards Marketplace, developedShow More Summary
The Government has stated that a decision on a date for digital switchover of radio will not be determined until two conditions are met: that DAB coverage is equivalent to FM (which is why the broadcasters are rolling out more and more coverage) and that at least 50% of all radio listening is on digital […]
Minnesota wind energy firm Sheerwind looking to test technology in Hawaii Duane Shimogawa, October 16, 2014 (Pacific Business News) and Google-owned Makani to test wind technology on Hawaii's Big Island October 9, 2014 (Pacific Business...Show More Summary
Health and hygiene company RB, whose brands include Calgon, Woolite, Clearasil and others, has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill in Europe and North America. Outside of this region, more than 60 percent of RB’s factories globally have achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill, the company says. Show More Summary
Verizon may have continued to add more FiOS Internet and video customers in the third quarter, but those gains were lower than what it reported in the same period a year ago, illustrating that it is continuing to reach the upper limits of penetration in its existing 13-state region.
A new report from the US Breakthrough Institute provides evidence that historical improvements in the energy efficiency of lighting, steel and electricity production have led to greater energy consumption that would have been the case in the absence of those improvements. read more
Unilever, Philips, Schneider Electric and Siemens are among the 49 companies (see image) that have signed a letter to European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, urging the council to set a binding energy efficiency target of at least 40 percent. European Union member states will meet tomorrow and Friday to vote on a 2030 climate […]
Tea party pushing for Florida to step up solar energy efforts Ivan Penn, October 17, 2014 (Tampa Bay Times) “Florida's investor-owned utilities have a new, unexpected opponent…[The Tea Party Patriots plan] to push for more solar in the...Show More Summary
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader...Show More Summary
It is clear that a number of new competitive online video threats, combined with escalating content costs, have contributed to the decline of the cable industry's hold on the video delivery market. But cable is not standing down. Instead, companies are finding a new fortune in Wi-Fi services. For more on the future of cable Wi-Fi, check out this FierceCable special report.
Belaboring the obvious, Haewon McJeon, an economist with the U.S. energy department and lead author of a new report in the journal Nature, 'Climate change: A crack in the natural-gas bridge' says in a Scientific American article, "The climate change problem requires a climate change solution.” read more
Portland State University will sell Chevrolet carbon credits for two and a half years of energy efficiency projects totaling some 1,500 tons of avoided carbon emissions in a move to raise funds for further campus sustainability projects. The deal is part of a voluntary carbon reduction initiative by Chevrolet, launched in 2010 with the goal […]
KPN entered the quiet period leading up to the Q3 results, due October 28. Interim CFO Steven van Schilfgaarde will probably be present at the call, since he exits Nov. 1, but new CFO Jan-Kees de Jager may be introduced as well. Focus...Show More Summary