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“Smart” Credit Cards Offer Comfortable Bridge towards Mobile Payment

The world simply isn’t ready for the mobile payment revolution, at least that’s what several financially oriented tech start-ups are clearly banking on. Instead of pursuing digital payment options like Google Wallet or Apply Pay, several technology companies are taking a more familiar route to push the evolution of financial transactions forward, transforming the classic [...]

How Sustainability Reporting Helps with Reputation Management, Improving Efficiency

The Urban Land Institute San Francisco hosts a panel detailing how sustainability reporting helps commercial property owners with reputation management, building employee engagement, improving efficiency, and increasing access to capital.

Neurio Home Intelligence Review

The ever evolving world of technology combined with a cultural shift to an always-connected, mobile lifestyle has created a relatively new concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Devices that fall under the IoT umbrella are typically equipped with electronics that allow them to connect to the Internet and thus, offer a new layer […]

Cisco to highlight importance of digital transformation at IoTX 2015

Cisco to highlight importance of digital transformation at IoTX 2015Cisco announced that it is participating in the Internet of Things Expo 2015 (IoTX), which will be held from June 8–9 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre. As a lead sponsor of the event, Cisco will showcase its world-class technology solutions designed to help the region’s […]

SCE teams with SunEdison for 33 MW solar project

Southern California Edison (SCE) is planning 33 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar and intends to work with SunEdison on the project. In October, SCE launched a fourth round of solicitations for their Solar PV Project (SPVP4), which encourages rooftop solar installations. Source: SCE teams with SunEdison for 33 MW solar project – FierceEnergy

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Wall Street Journal and the Secondary Meaning of Incontinent

Today the Wall Street Journal reached a new nadir of snark and journalist irresponsibility. In one op ed, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. misrepresented the nature of FCC broadband oversight as “monopoly regulation,” and implied that Chairman Wheeler is a liar and Obama pawn. Show More Summary

Why one company sees great potential in the U.S. offshore wind market

DONG Energy has been a power innovator in Europe for decades and is now looking to make moves in the United States. The utility — who surpassed 3 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity just last week — is looking to enter the U.S. offshore wind market. “We’re a world leader in offshore wind, with […]

Solar Shines as Sellers Sometimes Pay Buyers to Use Power

Move over, shale. The sun is now the fastest-growing source of U.S. electricity.Solar power capacity in the U.S. has jumped 20-fold since 2008 as companies including Apple Inc. use it to reduce their carbon footprints. Rooftop panels are sprouting on homes from suburban New York to Phoenix, driven by suppliers such as SolarCity Corp. and […]

Did Tesla Just Kill Hydro Electric Power?

Thanks to Tesla's new battery packs, Russ Finley asks if we can not only stop building more hydro electric dams, but also remove the existing ones to save what remains of the last river ecosystems, restore the world's salmon runs.

Megan Kogut's Washington State Jobs & More - 28 May 2015

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Megan Kogut sent me these Washington State jobs on 27 May. I will archive Megan's jobs at #JobWaWi (Twitter) and on my blog here as well. Some of these have short fuses. Jobs 1) Drought Response Specialist, WA Department of Ecology (Bellevue, WA). Opened: 20May; Closes: 28 May 2) Waterworks...

Arevas's reactor division goes on the auction block

French President Francois Hollande, in a politically expedient deal with Greens to keep his parliamentary majority intact, has promoted a plan to reduce France’s reliance on nuclear energy by 25%. France depends on nuclear energy for 75% of its electricity. read more

Europe Keeps Putting More Wind on the Grid: Denmark Blows Past 40 Percent Wind Power, Germany and United Kingdom Approach 10 Percent

In January 2014, Denmark’s wind electricity output was enough to meet an astonishing 62 percent of its electricity demand. By 2016, wind will be Denmark’s cheapest source of electricity, according to a government report, costing half as much as new coal- or natural gas-fired generation. read more

Customizing Your Cover Letter for the Position

Once you find your ideal position after months on a job search, all you have to do is polish your resume and land the interview, and the opening is as good as yours. However, you have to create a customized cover letter before hiring managers even bother to look at your resume. Show More Summary

People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Roger Pilon, Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, Julio Colomba, Jonathan H. Adler, Josh Blackman The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, exercising power purportedly delegated to it pursuant to Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce,Show More Summary

Buildings in Yellowstone Park to be powered by used EV batteries

Toyota and the National Park Service have teamed up to install a distributed energy system at Yellowstone National Park. The installation combines solar power generation with reused hybrid electric vehicle (EV) batteries to bring power to the park’s ranger station and education center for the first time. Source: Buildings in Yellowstone Park to be powered […]

Huawei Launches LiteOS, Their Agile Internet of Things (IoT) Solution; LiteOS Responds

Huawei, manufacturer of mobile devices and solutions, introduced their Agile Internet of Things (IoT) solution at its Huawei Network Congress 2015 last week in Beijing China. The Agile IoT solution is comprised of three components –Show More Summary

Google, Huawei Latest to Offer OSes for IoT

Google is expected to announce “Brillo” at its I/O event, a week after Huawei unveiled its own LiteOS as part of a larger IoT push.Google and Huawei Technologies are the latest technology vendors to push an operating system for the rapidly growing Internet of Things.At the Huawei Network Congress 2015 event last week, Huawei officials […]

Annual Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in North America Are Expected to Exceed 1.1 Million by 2024

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the North American market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including detailed geographic forecasts of PEV sales by U.S. state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Canadian province, Canadian city, and selected U.S. Show More Summary

Connected Services & Solutions Demo Zone Added to IoT Evolution Expo Line-Up

TMC and Crossfire Media announced today the Connected Services & Solutions Demo Zone will premiere at IoT Evolution Expo, held August 17-20, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. IoT Evolution Expo is the leading educational and networking forum for the IoT ecosystem. The event will present case studies, demos, unique sessions, special events […]

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