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VF Launches Chemical Management Program

VF Corporation, whose brands include The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler, among others, has debuted a chemical management program, Chem-IQ. Developed in collaboration with third-party experts, including the Natural Resources Defense...Show More Summary

Tuesday Roundup: Pacnet, Equinix, Telehouse, Bandwidth, Level 3

Here’s a quick roundup of news from the past few days, with three from the data center, one from VoIP, and the last from fiber M&A: … [visit site to read more]

More Buildings Reaching Carbon Reduction Targets

There has been a 200 percent increase over 2012 in the number of building design projects that meet the American Institute of Architects’ 60 percent carbon reduction target, according to a report released by AIA earlier this month. The AIA’s 2030 Commitment Program, introduced in 2009, is a voluntary initiative for architecture firms and others […]

Is Amazon’s New Data Center Really Carbon Neutral?

Amazon Web Services last week announced its new data center in Frankfurt, Germany would be carbon neutral. Greenpeace says prove it. Greenpeace senior energy campaigner David Pomerantz says Amazon needs to release more information to verify its carbon-neutral claim. “While we would like to trust that Amazon’s new facility will actually be powered by renewable […]

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Opens Canada’s First Merchant LNG Facility

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels has opened Canada’s first merchant liquefied natural gas facility in Elmworth, Alberta. The LNG plant is located in the heart of oil and gas activity in northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia, and produces high-quality LNG fuel for engines used in drilling rigs, pressure pumping services, water heating for well fracturing […]

Los Angeles-Area Airports Award Alta Environmental Storm Water Monitoring Contract

Los Angeles World Airports, which manages Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport and Ontario International Airport, has awarded a three-year, $5 million contract to Alta Environmental to ensure the airports comply with California’s industrial storm water permit. Show More Summary

India's Latest Step Towards Becoming Solar Energy Leader

India is making progress in expanding its solar energy market. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is moving forward with financing another round of solar projects through India’s National Solar Mission (NSM), releasing a new iteration of draft guidelines for project selection last week. read more

Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Recleim Sign Recycling Agreement

Pepsi Bottling Ventures, the largest privately held Pepsi bottler in North America, has selected Recleim to provide recycling services, disposing of PBV’s retired cold drink vending machines, fountain units, glass door merchandisers, and other parts and components. Show More Summary

Presentation on Sports Telecommunications Issues

In the last few days there have been several significant developments in the IPTV and sports/entertainment marketplace. The FCC may treat Over the Top video programmers as multichannel video programming distributors (“MVPDs”) if they offer a stream of content rather than on demand access. Show More Summary

IPCC Report Warns ‘Irreversible Impacts’ of Climate Change

Rising greenhouse gas emissions are “increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” according to a draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC report, now under review by government officials and top scientists meeting in Copenhagen, is slated for approval on Nov. 2. It sums up […]

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Halloween Supplies

Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Party City and Walgreens are among the retailers whose Halloween costumes and party supplies contain hazardous chemicals, according to a study by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project. The project...Show More Summary

Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement Set

Readers will recall that, last spring, the Commission decided that certain TV joint sales agreements (JSAs) may create attributable interests for the purposes of determining compliance with the multiple ownership rules. And, thanks to that change, JSAs that do create such interests have to be filed with the Commission. Show More Summary

Google Nest buys smart home automation startup Revolv only to stop selling its products: Here’s why

Google’s Nest continues digesting enzyme-rich startups from the smart home sector, acquiring Revolv this time in a move that brings with it the talent needed to push the Works with Nest platform. A Google acquisition itself, Nest’s purchase of Revolv follows up its $555 million acquisition of Dropcam just a few months earlier. Show More Summary

Wind Mobile Names Pietro Cordova CEO – Lacavera Remains Chairman

Wind Mobile is about to undergo further changes: The wireless startup announced yesterday that it is promoting Pietro Cordova to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Anthony Lacavera, who has been the heart of the company, will remain Wind Mobile’s Chairman and a shareholder, and will take an active role at board level, including working with [...]

'2030 Climate and Energy Package Vital to EU's Energy Security' Stresses European Commission [VIDEO]

Marie Donnelly - Director for Energy Transition at the European Commission - speaks with energy journalist Hughes Belin about the EU climate and energy goals for 2030 and discusses the implications of the 2030 package for the European Union’s energy security. read more

Home Automation Company Launches New Product with Crowdfunding Campaign

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the widespread use of ultra-portable and ever-connected devices such as Smartphones and Tablets is reshaping the concept of Home Automation. It is now possible to monitor and control electrical appliances, lighting, and more with a simple command in a wireless home automation ecosystem. Authometion, the startup Continue reading ?

Can the Nest thermostat cut your energy bill?

The Nest Learning Thermostat says that it will help you use less energy when heating your home. But can a £249 smart heating control really save you money? In theory, the Nest smart heating control gives you greater control over when your heating turns on. You can program the Nest learning thermostat remotely over the Continue reading ?

Frontier beats Google Fiber to the 1 Gig punch in Oregon

Frontier Communications is making a move to take advantage of the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) trend before Google Fiber by lighting up service for residential customers in select neighborhoods in Beaverton, Ore.

Wink smart home system shows promise

Either I spent too much of my childhood parked in front of The Jetsons, or I’m inherently lazy. Either way, the idea of automating my house seems mighty appealing to me. I’d love to have my lights turn off when everyone leaves the room and my door unlock when I approach. But I’ve been leery Continue reading ?

Icontrol Networks Expands Global Presence, Launches Smart Home Deployment in Asia

Icontrol Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, announced today it will partner with iTSCOM, a premier cable provider in Japan and a division of the Tokyu Group, to bring the Icontrol Touchstone solution to Asia. iTSCOM will resell a managed Touchstone service, which offers a smart home experience that consumers can install Continue reading ?

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