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Wanted: A Serious Business Model for Eco-Retrofitting Homes

A new approach is needed to retrofit the UK’s housing stock to allow it to contribute to a cost-effective decarbonisation strategy, according to a report published by the Energy Technologies Institute.

Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: Open for Business

In the age of Trump, all sustainability programs and policies will not be equal. Proven technologies and designs will surely be easier to market to the incoming administration than environmental regulation.

5 Power Words That Hiring Managers Look For on Your Resume

You can usually count on scanning software to handle your resume before a hiring manager ever sets her eyes on it. With tough competition and limited job opportunities in the modern workplace, it's important to make sure your resume is stocked with proof that you know how to set goals and accomplish them. Show More Summary

Consolidated Makes a Move on the Northeast, Buys FairPoint

The final months of this year have seen a flurry of infrastructure deals, and this week starts off with another.  Consolidated Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FairPoint Communications in an all-stock deal worth about $1.5B.... [visit site to read more]

Cologix For Sale?

Last week, news emerged that some more infrastructure assets might be up for sale.  Cologix, which has spent the last five years consolidating tier 2 data center and interconnection assets, is said to be considering a sale.... [visit site to read more]

Diamond batteries would turn C-14 into a valuable byproduct of Adams Engines

Researchers at the University of Bristol have excited geeks around the world by announcing they had successfully demonstrated artificial diamonds that produce an electrical current when exposed to radiation. Their research has been inspired by a fact that is almost unique to the UK. Show More Summary

Supercritical Coal Plants May Move to Front Burner During Trump’s Reign

The standard for which new coal plants could come into the market has been if they could capture and sequester the carbon dioxide output. But that threshold for new plants could change during Trump’s reign.

Are Manufacturers on Chemical Management Tool Overload?

A new chemical management tool, ZDHC Chemical Gateway, aims to help chemical producers, brands and textile and footwear suppliers make better sourcing decisions. But is the chemical tool market already saturated?

Urban Infrastructure: a $3.7 Trillion Annual Business Opportunity

Developing sustainable urban infrastructure represents a $3.7 trillion a year business opportunity for companies.

CSIRO inks major China solar thermal power deal

RNE reports that Australia's CSIRO agency is licencing its solar thermal power technology to the Chinese- CSIRO inks major China solar thermal deal, but home market remains stalled. Australia’s top science and research organisation,Show More Summary

Standing Rock Stands Tall

The standoff at Standing Rock was looking like turning to Wounded Knee 3) over the weekend, as a small army of veterans converged on the site to try to defend the "water protectors" protesting against the planned North Dakota Access pipeline. Show More Summary

OPEC deal gives Suez Canal hope for revenue: Fuel for Thought

Despite higher crude prices being a negative on the surface for net importer Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country hopes OPEC’s move to cut production will actually breathe life into the moribund traffic in its Suez Canal and provide badly needed foreign currency. Show More Summary

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 5 December 2016

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Elaine reports that it is cold in Reno. It's very cold where I am now - 37,000 feet (c. 11 km) above the Atantic Ocean en route to Brussels from Washington, DC. Check out Reclamation's report on the Los Angeles Basin. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards...

Australian Government to Subsidise Building World's Largest Coal Mine

I think it is fair to say that Malcolm Turnbull has been a total disappointment in his time as Prime Minister - Turnbull government eyes $1 billion Adani loan backed by new infrastructure fund. Environmental groups were outraged by reports the government was moving closer to granting the $1 billion loan. Show More Summary

DNV GL on Risks of Renewables: “We Need New Tests and Standards to Prevent Major Failures”

The transition to renewable energy is accompanied by the widespread use of power electronics, such as inverters, which require a whole new way of testing smart equipment, says Theo Bosma, Program Director Power Systems & Electrification at DNV GL, one of the largest technical consultancies in the world.

The Bali Water Protection Program

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A few days ago, Julien Goalabré, the communication and fundraising officer of the Bali Water Protection Program, sent me the following email. I have added the graphics and the hot links. Dear Aquadoc, I have just read your last publication on The Source Magazine Great piece. We sure share your...

Research Brief: 'Comparing Local Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Laws in the Southwest and California'

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Stanford University's Water in the West program is big on California groundwater these days. That's good; the Golden State can use all the help it can get when it comes to this unseen resource. A few days ago I posted a report on California's SGMA. Today it's a research brief...

Trump Truth And Climate Change

This brilliant diatribe on truth, political truth, and Trump talk has an important take on climate change at about 4:35 From Comedy Central Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

The Daily Show Talks Pipeline Politics

Trevor Noah has been spot on the mark lately. Here he takes on the hypocrisies around the Dakota Access pipeline protests. From Comedy Central Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Beyond Polar Bears – The Real Science Of Climate Change

One of the leading U.S. climate scientists explains what the climate’s impacts on polar bears really means. From Global Weirding with Katherine Hayhoe via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!dShow More Summary

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