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Interview with William Burnett, Formerly of the Gas Research Institute

William Burnett worked in energy R&D for the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, and Gas Research Institute. He retired there as Executive VP, where he was responsible for R&D planning and management in natural gas supply, distribution, and utilization. read more

5 Reasons Why Low Oil Prices are Good for the Environment

Our binge on fossil fuels is partly driven by gigantic subsidies. Low oil prices allow these to be tackled without a material impact on consumer (read voter) pockets. This is a chance to throw out fossil fuel subsidies, and bring in a robust carbon price. read more

2014 Was the Warmest Year Globally Ever Recorded

2014 had the highest global average temperature ever recorded. The U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration jointly announced on January 16, 2015 that the year 2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began. read more

Equinix acquires Nimbo, enhances hybrid cloud capabilities

Equinix has acquired Nimbo, giving the data-center provider a new set of professional-services capabilities to help enterprise customers develop and implement hybrid cloud architectures.

IoT (Internet of Things) Panel Discussion hosted by IDTechEx (VIDEO)

Interactive panel discussion on the Internet of Things with panelists including Sony, Samsung, AT&T, Ericsson and the IPSO Alliance. Hosted by Dr Harry Zervos of IDTechEx, and given as part of the IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications held in Santa Clara on November 20 2014. Show More Summary

CableLabs McKinney sets focus on driving DOCSIS 3.1, Wi-Fi and 4K innovations

Phil McKinney, the former Hewlett-Packard CTO who took the reins of CableLabs 28 months ago, has set a simple focus on enhancing the cable industry's technical innovation. Among the top priorities on his to-do list are to accelerate product cycles for DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, set-tops, 4K and other industry initiatives.

Keystone Pipeline Absent from State of the Union

President Obama didn’t bring up the Keystone XL pipeline in last night’s State of the Union address. Earlier Tuesday, however, Obama reiterated he would veto the Keystone pipeline if it passes Congress, the Hill reports. And in his speech he did vow to veto any congressional efforts to halt executive actions designed to reduce greenhouse […]

Grand & Toy, TerraCycle Expand Successful Coffee Pod Recycling Effort

Office Depot affiliate Grand & Toy has launched a retailer recycling program for office products in conjunction with TerraCycle Canada. The announcement comes after a successful five month K-Cup Pack pilot recycling partnership between...Show More Summary

Energy & Climate ‘Big Ideas’ from Governor Brown’s Fourth Term

Governor Brown was sworn into office earlier this month and gave his fourth inaugural address, which also doubled as his State of the State (a rare double feature). Though he touched on a variety of other proposals, the Governor kept his laser focused on climate and energy issues. He proposed three carefully worded, but ambitious, […]

State of the Union 2015

Alex Nowrasteh, Aaron Ross Powell, Neal McCluskey, Mark A. Calabria, K. William Watson, Chris Edwards, Gene Healy, Christopher A. Preble, Julian Sanchez, Patrick J. Michaels, Trevor Burrus Cato...Show More Summary

Connecting you to the Internet of Things (VIDEO)

This short informative video explains how Telegesis ZigBee technology can connect you to the IoT – Home Automation, Smart Energy, Lighting, Renewable Energy and other markets. Joining you to the fast growing Internet of Things. Telegesis...Show More Summary

The Baltics Get Some New Longhaul Fiber

Consolidation may be in the air in much of European telecommunications and infrastructure, but new networks are getting built too.  Today one launched in northeastern Europe, connecting Frankfurt with Tallinn and hooking up Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, and Riga along the way. … [visit site to read more]

Science has falsified the “no safe dose” hypothesis about radiation. Now what?

There is a growing understanding among people who specialize in understanding how ionizing radiation affects human beings that the prevailing “no safe dose” model that was adopted as the result of a major political struggle during the mid to late 1950s is false and does not represent reality. Show More Summary

Metro Bytes: UPN, ION, Fibertech, Zayo, Global Capacity

Several interesting news items from the metro space this week that are worth a quick look: … [visit site to read more]

Shell Affiliates Pay $900,000 to Resolve Air Violations

Three Shell Oil Company affiliates have agreed to pay $900,000 as part of a settlement with the EPA to resolve Clean Air Act violations, including selling gasoline and diesel fuel that did not conform to federal standards. The agency says these violations resulted in excess emissions of harmful air pollutants from motor vehicles. Actions by […]

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