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Master Mobile Moments In The IoT World

Marketers are always falling in love with mobile’s latest “shiny new object” and new technology acronyms — 5G, BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), NFC (near-field communication), RWD (responsive web design), etc. — and they’re constantly looking for the next platform, whether it’s virtual reality (VR), bots, artificial intelligence (AI), or the internet of things (IoT). Source: […]

A Different Way To Think About The “Bridge” Fuel

Just a few years ago, the great environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., was championing natural gas as a key “bridge” fuel to a New Energy future. But the times keep a-changing… From greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";

This Is What The Bridge Fuel Can Do

Fracking comes with the mad pursuit of the bridge fuel and this is what comes with fracking. From Jeremy Buckingham via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Climate Change And Strength In Things That Remain

A new film from the director who made "Gasland" that offers a sort of hope. From JFOX via Vimeo Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

House Energy and Commerce seeks to enable advanced nuclear energy

On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing to discuss H.R. 4979 and a draft discussion bill with the unfortunate acronym of NUKEPA (Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Policies Act). Show More Summary

Reports Of A Unicorn Sighting: Is Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol A Reality?

A million gallons of cellulosic ethanol were produced in Q1 of this year. Has cellulosic ethanol finally reached commercial status?

Higher Oregon Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets Likely to Boost Wind Power

U.S. wind generation grew by 5.1% in 2015, the smallest annual increase since at least 1999, as weather patterns in the Western half of the United States lowered wind speeds and dampened wind generation during the first half of the year. Show More Summary

Q & A with Nuclear Asia Forum

About two months ago Nuclear Asia Forum had one of its interns ask me some questions about nuclear energy in Asia. None of it ever appeared in print or on the web. In the interest of not losing the ideas I shared with them, here are their questions and my answers.

How-To Make “Smart” Homes Simple

Smart home technology is a consumer category that is rapidly growing as more products are produced and more homeowners build their systems. There are so many options now that having a smart home can get really, really complicated. The truth is, you don’t have to be an advanced nerd or tech geek like me to […]

Australia to double ethanol production ?

ReNew Economy reports that a ethanol and cogeneration plant is to be built in Queensland that will almost double biofuel production in Australia - Huge, $800m bio-energy project in Queensland gets boost from ARENA grant. Global biofuel...Show More Summary

Setting the Condamine River on fire

One of the more striking videos I've seen on Facebook in recent weeks is this video of Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham setting the Condamine river in Queensland on fire by igniting leaking gas. He blames fracking in the area - the CSIRO aren't entirely convinced but it's a good way of bringing attention to coal seam gas extraction either way. Show More Summary

Michael Klare, The Coming World of "Peak Oil Demand," Not "Peak Oil"

TomDispatch has a new article from Michael Klare on what he calls "The Collapse of the Old Oil Order " - Michael Klare, The Coming World of "Peak Oil Demand," Not "Peak Oil". Klare views the discord amongst oil producers (evident atShow More Summary

Verizon is big on IoT ‘cos its wireline biz is dying on the vine 

Verizon says that it will focus on “developing new markets,” as the telco giant was just able to keep revenues on the uptick.The US carrier said that it would be shifting a focus over towards the internet of things (IoT) and its content market in the coming months, as it looks to bolster sagging revenues […]

The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

It’s crunch time – so everybody looking to participate in the Incentive Auction should pay close attention. At long last, the Commission has announced the Initial Clearing Target that it plans to shoot for in the Incentive Auction, and it has set the dates for the commencement of the reverse auction. These are developments of … Continue Reading

Construction, Manufacturing Groups Challenge OSHA Silica Rule

Opposition to OSHA’s silica standard has triggered a slew of lawsuits from construction and manufacturing groups that argue the new rule will be too costly — and technologically impossible — to implement. OSHA says the environment, health and safety rule, which targets the construction, industrial, maritime and fracking sectors, will help curb lung cancer, silicosis […]

Uranium industry focuses on costs as supply glut continues

Uranium miners and traders are suffering from oversupply, low prices, lack of liquidity and low demand from utilities, and have little to no expectation of improving market conditions in the short- to medium-term, uranium market participants said during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference. Show More Summary

You Ought to Have a Look: Our Energy Future, Science Regress, and a Greening Earth

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger You Ought to Have a Look is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science posted by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. (“Chip”) Knappenberger.  While this section will feature all of...Show More Summary

Projecting the Impacts of Rising CO2 on Future Crop Yields in Germany

Craig D. Idso Noting that the influence of atmospheric CO 2 on crop growth is “still a matter of debate,” and that “to date, no comprehensive approach exists that would represent all related aspects and interactions [of elevated CO 2...Show More Summary

AT&T Bidding Adieu to Its 2G Network

News this week included the end of a 2G network, a coalition for safer autonomous driving, scary ransomware, a Mac Skype for Business option.

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