The nation’s smallest nuclear power plant, at 479 MW, threw in the towel this week. The management of Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has recommended that the single-unit Fort Calhoun nuclear power station in Nebraska be permanently shut down. Show More Summary
The first UNFCCC talks since the adoption of the Paris Agreement are now underway and the various delegations are getting down to the tough task of implementation. I was in Bonn on the opening day of the two week meeting, representing the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) in a side event hosted by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB).
One standard response to the presence of cleaner air in the developed world is to argue that these countries have exported their largest polluters--dirty, heavy industry--into the developing world. While the export of manufacturing is undoubtedly true, most air pollution comes from generating electricity and from vehicles.
The United States remained the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2015, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in...Show More Summary
New Hampshire’s solar industry has an opportunity to stand as an example of the economic gains and consumer savings that are possible when lawmakers reach across the aisle. But the state’s public utilities commission must act quickly and responsibly.
I recently argued that BP’s projections showing almost no take-up of plug-in vehicles by 2035 was unrealistic in view of several convergent trends. There is increasing pressure to reduce CO2 emissions, there is large and growing concern about urban air quality, and electric vehicles are likely to prove attractive to consumers in many respects. Show More Summary
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Candy-bar-sized device could produce solar and wind power from city rooftops
In the world of SDN and NFV, Ciena today revealed a new addition to its Blue Planet network and service orchestration platform. They have added a DevOps Toolkit to the mix, hoping to enable the developers at their ecosystem partners to create and on-board new VNFs and other pieces of the puzzle rather than do […]
The Chemical Reporting Data Rule covers almost all chemical substances manufactured or imported in excess of the reporting threshold, but with limited exemptions for chemicals incorporated into manufactured articles, impurities, R&D chemicals, non-isolated intermediates, pesticides, foods, drugs, cosmetics, polymers, microorganisms and certain other products.
Lead-acid battery recycling technology company Aqua Metals has signed an agreement with Interstate Batteries that will see the automotive battery distributor send more than 1 million automotive and other lead-acid batteries to be recycled at Aqua Metals’ AquaRefineries.
A 40 percent water supply shortfall is expected globally by 2030, according to the United Nations. This means a business as usual water management strategy won’t work — and represents a $63 trillion risk, according to CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). Water crises present one of the top global risks over the next decade, according […]
Across the Atlantic, the pan-European operator euNetworks has been busy this week with the media vertical. Yesterday they unveiled an expansion of their Media Connect solution up to Manchester's MediaCityUK.... [visit site to read m...
Just last week we reported on the FCC’s overhaul of the Lifeline program. The Commission’s sweeping decision has now been published in the Federal Register. As frequent visitors here know, that publication does a couple of things. First, it sets the effective date for some, but by no means all, of the new rules. That … Continue Reading
On The Path To SunShot – Utility Regulatory and Business Model Reforms for Addressing the Financial Impacts of Distributed Solar on Utilities Galen Barbose, et. al., May 2016 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Net-energy...Show More Summary
Portland, Ore, Bans Climate Change Denial From Science Classes Portland School System Bans Teaching Materials That Cast Doubt on Climate Change Eric Chaney, May 23, 2016 (The Weather Channel) “…Last week, the Portland Public School board...Show More Summary
The following is a guest post from Natalie Wood, vice president coordinator at Entergy's River Bend Station. Natalie Wood As I prepared to take on my role as the president of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear, I spent a lot of time thinking about how to best align the organization to help advance the future of nuclear. Show More Summary
While self-driving car technology has raised many questions over the past year or so related to the reliability and safety of robots in assuming the task of operating our conveyances, this technological revolution has brought many non-traditional players into the automotive industry, including tech behemoths Google and Apple. Show More Summary
To help the public combat extreme temperatures throughout Karachi, Mobilink’s umbrella brand – Jazz partnered with Voice of Karachi (VoK), an association working for the betterment of the city, to set up heat-wave relief camps at various spots in Karachi throughout the month of May. Show More Summary