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Portable Sludge Level Improves Regulatory Compliance

Markland’s handheld sludge blanket level detector measures silt/sludge interface levels in clarifiers, tanks and lagoons, and helps provide valuable sludge/biosolids level profiles, the company says. The Sludge Gun, which can be used...Show More Summary

BlackBerry Fourth-Quarter Earnings Surprise Investors

BlackBerry reported a surprise quarterly profit on Friday and said it is looking forward to a bright future, which includes ending the slide in revenue with the end of this fiscal year. “Our financial viability is no longer in question. We’re now turning our attention to revenue stabilization,” BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen said in [...]

SMUD’s analytics evolve with the smart grid

Analysts in the utility industry have much work to do these days. With the deluge of data that has accompanied the smart grid evolution, analysts are leveraging the billions of rows of data and working to transform it into actionable insight. Analytics that utilizes data from the smart meters, coupled with data from a smart […]

Foxconn to Replace Beleaguered Workers with Robots

Although the tech industry is still woefully dependent on under paid, over-worked labourers in some far off country to assemble the gadgets many in the developed world simply can’t live without, it seems all that is about to change, as infamous tech manufacturer Foxconn plans to automate 70% of its workforce in the next three [...]

Environmental Management, Reporting Simplified with Thinkstep.one

How thinkstep.one helps firms improve sustainability management and reporting by bringing together multiple disclosures, standards, regions and data.

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for March and April [VIDEO]

In this, the latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the European Union Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview and analysis of the latest European Union energy policy developments and news stories. read more

Dubai’s national oil company considers expanding upstream presence: Petrodollars

Many have been waiting for mergers and acquisitions— particularly in E&P sectors — to pick up in light of low oil prices, and one case of a downstream-focused company considering acquiring an oil producer caught the attention of Tamsin Carlisle in this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars.   During periods of low oil prices, opportunities […]

One-A-Day Sponsorship IDs?

FCC invites comments on proposal by coalition of nine radio licensees to shift sponsorship IDs primarily to Internet In an unusual petition that was filed last November – but took five months to hit the FCC’s public radar screen – aShow More Summary

Every 11 minutes Pacific Gas and Electric connects a new solar customer to its grid

When it comes to rooftop solar, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) had a banner year. In 2014, the utility connected more rooftop solar customers to its grid than any other year in its history and celebrated the connection of its 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid. In 2014 alone, PG&E added more than […]

Smartwatches, Ultra-Thin Notebooks, Odd IoT: Gadgets For Spring

What’s on your gadget wish-list this spring? In recent weeks, much of the tech world’s attention has focused on the Apple Watch, which, after months of pre-launch rumors, speculation, and hype, will finally arrive April 24. Ranging from $350 (sort of affordable) to $17,000 (a one-percenter’s splurge), Apple’s first foray into the smartwatch market still […]

A Roundup of Energy, Water, and Climate Bills in the 84th Texas Legislative Session

We’ve almost made it to the midway point of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature, so it's a good time to check which climate, clean energy, and energy-water nexus bills have been filed this Session. Here’s a look at a few that are likely to rise to the top, and ones we hope will cross the finish line by June 1st. read more

Power Plant Owners can Reduce Emissions with Energy Efficiency: Here's How

When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed carbon pollution targets for fossil fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Power Plan last summer, the agency recognized that energy efficiency is a powerful tool for reducing emissions in the electricity sector. read more

Virginia's General Assembly likes Solar Energy. Will That Be Enough?

Virginia’s General Assembly broke new ground in February when it passed legislation declaring up to 500 megawatts of utility solar power “in the public interest.” The language will help projects gain regulatory approval from the State Corporation Commission, which has been hostile to renewable energy. read more

SMRs – lots of noise but DOE budget that’s 1% of annual wind tax credit

I’ve been spending some time watching, rewatching and clipping interesting excerpts from the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water subcommittee hearings on the FY2016 Department of Energy budget. It’s not everyone’s idea of entertainment,...Show More Summary

The Rise of the Micro Generator

Micro Generation is defined as the generation of electricity or heat energy on a small scale, typically for use on a domestic scale and generated by methods that do not contribute to the depletion or damage of natural resources, such as through the use of solar panels. read more

Update: TIS Tweaks Tweaked

Technical Content Alert!!! The rule changes discussed below are highly technical. If you’re OK with stuff like “attenuation [must be] greater than the attenuation at 1 kHz by at least: 60 log 10 (f/3) decibels, where ‘f’ is the audio frequency in kHz”, you should have no problem. Show More Summary

Paper: 'Groundwater Governance in the United States - Common Priorities and Challenges'

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Excellent paper from Sharon B. Megdal, the 'Groundwater Governance Guru', and her University of Arizona colleagues. The work they report here is based upon a publication I posted a few years ago: Groundwater Governance in the U.S. - Summary of Initial Survey Results The paper is titled: Groundwater Governance in...

Plant Closure Opportunity: Hitting Those Clean Energy Notes

It may seem logical that once a power plant closes, another one needs to be built to replace it – after all, we need to make up for its potential energy generation with more natural gas or nuclear-powered energy, right? Maybe, but plant closures are also an opportunity for clean energy. read more

Jon Stewart On Climate Change In Florida And California

What's more inappropriate -- the jokes in this about genitalia or the responses to climate change the jokes describe? 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");

A Place Where Global Warming Is Cold

The Achilles heel of the climate system presents a new enigma. Don’t miss the last line. From greenman3610 via YouTube 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");

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