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Environmental Executive Moves: White House, NSF, BIO, Aclara, Locus Technologies

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. White House: Brian Deese will replace the outgoing John Podesta as a top adviser to President Obama with a special focus on implementing Obama’s climate-change agenda, the National Journal reports.Deese is currently the deputy director of the White House Office of Management and […]

Studying up on ‘smart homes’

Mark DeNyse can work a thermostat as well as the next guy, and he’s perfectly capable of watering his own lawn. But he’d rather let the house take care of such things. So the 50-year-old Internet developer has given his Hingham home a brain transplant. Show More Summary

How Smart Manufacturing Can Increase Efficiency, Financial Benefits

The future of factories is “smart manufacturing,” which can also deliver financial benefits, according to an IDC report that provides a guide for implementing smart manufacturing. The latest IDC Manufacturing Insights report, IDC PlanScape: Smart Manufacturing – The Path to the Future Factory, uses the IDC PlanScape methodology to provide the framework for a business […]

Palm Oil Giant Lists Suppliers Online

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, has become the first industry player to offer transparency of its palm-oil supply chain on-line. The company expects this move to help it achieve its goal of excluding deforestation and exploitation from its operations. Jeremy Goon, Wilmar’s chief sustainability officer, said the company has mapped out its […]

Ingersoll Rand Industrial HVAC Products Reduce Environmental Impact

Ingersoll Rand has launched the EcoWise portfolio of products for its climate and industrial refrigerant-bearing products that are designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation. Show More Summary

Hurrifex Komptech Turns Waste into Recyclables

The Komptech Hurrifex puts a stone separator and wind sifter into a single machine, allowing stones, inert and light items to be removed from a wide variety of material streams in a single work step. The company says this makes it easier to turn waste into recyclables, the company says. The Hurrifex removes stones and […]

Telus Paging Service Shutdown Questions Effectiveness of New Technologies

A letter sent by Telus informing recipients that it is canceling its pager service across Canada has raised concerns among some residents of Québec’s rural communities and questions how well incumbent wireless players perform in terms of wireless network coverage. Even as cellular coverage continues to improve, there are still areas which lack a wireless [...]

Big Iron to Drive Mobile Datastreams

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on The “computer” concept used to mean mainframes: giant machines kept in a special room guarded by technicians. Ordinary employees were given “dumb...Show More Summary

Where’s the future we were promised?

It has taken me a few weeks into the New Year to really start to formulate my thoughts on this matter, but as the calendar flipped to 2015 I really began to wonder about the limitless possibilities for technological development we all envisioned a few decades ago, and, given what I see now, wondering where [...]

T-Mobile Score Program Offers Actual Smartphone Discounts (some patience required)

T-Mobile knows that the real money in the mobile world comes from data use, and users are more likely to consume data on a feature-rich modern smartphone, as opposed to more antiquated models or, gasp, a feature phone. To that end, the UnCarrier is rolling out a new promotion, called Score!, aimed at getting smartphones [...]

Apple HomeKit Won’t Work With Nest, Others

Many of us are eagerly awaiting Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform. The system has a lot of promise in unifying all the smart home devices you own, even those that use competing protocols. But a new report from 9to5 Mac suggests...Show More Summary

EU Energy Union: Fault Lines Emerge Between Pivotal Member States' Design Proposals

Ahead of the new European Commission’s publication of “proposals on a more closely-linked single energy market” as part of a drive to loosen Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, leaked non-papers drawn up by governments member states on the topic are being circulated in Brussels. read more

Grid flexibility to integrate renewables in Europe

“Supported by smart functionalities and grid interconnections, decentralised energy generation will alleviate the region’s power woes,” says the Frost and Sullivan report. The study lists the expansion of the grid interconnections, management...Show More Summary

Smart Grid Analytics Market worth $5.5 Billion by 2019

The market research report “Smart Grid Analytics Market by Solution (AMI Analytics, Demand Response Analytics, Asset Management, Grid Optimization, Energy Data Forecasting/Load Forecasting and Visualization Tools) – Worldwide Forecast...Show More Summary

Is Ridesharing Safe?

Matthew Feeney Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are facing predictable complaints as they continue to grow. Many of these complaints concern safety, with some in the taxi industry claiming that ridesharing is less safe than taking a traditional taxicab. Ridesharing safety worries relate to the well-being of drivers, passengers, and third parties. Show More Summary

National Grid launches dynamic pricing pilot in Northeast

National Grid last week announced the official start of its two-year Smart Energy Solutions program, which it is calling “the most comprehensive smart grid pilot underway in the Northeast.” As part of the launch, participating customers...Show More Summary

Smart Grid of the Future (VIDEO)

A summary of the Smart Grid from Elster via Smart Grid of the Future – YouTube. The post Smart Grid of the Future (VIDEO) appeared first on NTS-AT Smart Technology Blog & News.

How the IoT is Transforming Insurance (VIDEO)

Verizon recently sponsored a panel discussion produced by Insurance Networking News on the topic of how advanced telematics and real-time data are impacting the auto insurance industry. The discussion considered the benefits of new technology...Show More Summary

Verizon ponies up $5M to resolve FCC rural call completion investigation

Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.

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