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Increasing Private Sector Involvement in the International Climate Negotiations

Simultaneous support and action from both business and government is difficult, especially with climate change and clean energy. The reality is often a chicken or the egg question of whether policy should come first and give business the confidence to invest, or whether business interests shape the policy. read more

Solar will make up less than 1 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. in 2015

Although solar is becoming an important part of the energy picture in the United States, it remains just a small portion of total electricity generation, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to the December 2014 Short-Term Energy Outlook, solar power generation will only make up about 0.6 percent of Continue reading ?

3 Climate Lessons From Lima

Climate change cannot be solved without leadership from heads of government, without immediate mitigation of near-term warming, and without cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement the United Nations climate agreement. read more

Windstream Fills In a Few Details On Its REIT Plans

Just a week after taking the helm of Windstream, newly minted CEO Tony Thomas has moved to put the companies network REIT spinoff back in the spotlight.  The company is providing an update today on the transaction and what they hope it to mean. … [visit site to read more]

Companies with the Best CSR Reputations Named

Google has the best corporate social responsibility reputation, beating out Microsoft who held the top spot in 2012 and 2013, according to Reputation Institute’s annual CSR RepTrak. Microsoft, Walt Disney and BMW are the no. 2, 3 and 4 companies, respectively, with the best CSR reputations globally. Apple, Lego, Volkswagen, Intel and Rolex (tie), and […]

IBM’s SoftLayer Joins Equinix’s Exchange

Equinix has been rolling out new partners for its Cloud Exchange all year, or at least all three quarters since it was introduced.  But for the holiday season they saved the announcement that key player in the world of cloud computing has signed on: IBM. … [visit site to read more]

Grid Governance: Are Solar Microgrids a Step on the Ladder Towards Grid Access?

In July, Greenpeace installed a solar/battery microgrid in the village of Dharnai in eastern India. The 100-kilowatt system was designed to provide power for the village’s residents, businesses, and schools. A few months later, the government utility extended the national grid and made the solar microgrid obsolete. read more

‘Shale Effect’ Boosts US Manufacturers’ Savings

The shale gas boom continues to be a boon to US manufacturing, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that says the ongoing surge in shale gas production could bring manufacturers annual cost savings of $22.3 billion by 2030 and $34.1 billion in 2040. The “shale effect” will also create 930,000 manufacturing jobs created by 2030 and […]

Chief Nuclear Officer, Passionate Communicator

I have the fortune of being able to meet and work with plenty of exceptional people in this industry. Randy Edington is one of them. As the executive vice president and chief nuclear officer for the largest nuclear energy facility in America, Edington travels domestically and internationally sharing his passion for our technology. Show More Summary

Rule Keeps Harmful Chemicals Out of US Marketplace

The EPA has issued a rule to prevent harmful chemicals from entering the marketplace. Jim Jones, EPA assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention, says the move will “level the playing field” for US businesses. These chemicals, which can harm human health and the environment, are no longer used in the US but find […]

ZLD ‘Sets Standard’ for Industrial Water Conservation

In drought-stricken California, zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems are setting the standard for industrial-scale water conservation, reports Water World. In an article for the publication, Peter S. Cartwright, president of PE Cartwright...Show More Summary

The Internet of Anything: A Social Network for the World’s Online Sensors

When her oldest daughter was diagnosed with asthma last March, Yodi Stanton installed air pollution sensors around her London home. She wanted to see if there were links between her daughter’s attacks and the number of dirty particles in the air. Ultimately, she wasn’t able to find a correlation. But maybe some else will find Continue reading ?

Environmental Executive Moves: Diageo, GBI, Kurion, Camfil, TerraTherm

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Diageo: The alcoholic beverages giant has appointed David Croft to the role of global sustainable development director. He will assume the role on Feb.1, 2015. Croft is currently the director of quality and technical at the UK retailer Waitrose. New York City: Mayor […]

T-Mobile Data Stash Program Allows Customers to Roll Over Unused Monthly Data

As part of its “philosophical, principle-based attack on changing a stupid, broken arrogant industry” (T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere’s description of the US mobile market), T-Mobile has unveiled the next Un-carrier move: Data Stash. The program allows customers to roll over their monthly unused data and at the end of the month and gives them the [...]

Microsoft Breaks Down Language Barriers with Skype Translator

There was a time in antiquity, the ancient epics tell us, that humanity was united under one common language. But seeing the disaster wrought from such homogeneity, God confused the languages of the human race, confounding their nefarious plans and creating a barrier aimed at inhibiting true global unity in perpetuity. Now say what you will [...]

The Internet of Things Is Changing How Your Food Is Grown — and That’s a Good Thing

The agriculture industry, just like any other business, is always looking for ways to maximize yield, minimize risk, and improve efficiencies. To reach those goals, agriculture and tech companies are increasingly teaming up to implement Internet of Things, or IoT, technologies — sensors, software, and data analytics — to make the business of growing food Continue reading ?

Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change

Between now and 2050 global urban populations are projected to grow from 3.4 to 6.4 billion people. This type of rapid growth creates new and higher demand for resources, especially in the transport sector, a large source of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, as well as an inescapable energy cost. read more

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