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Think Beyond The Menu and Help the Planet

Imagine strolling into your favorite restaurant. You probably walk through the door focused on what food to order, which table to take and how much it will all cost. Yet there is actually a lot going on behind the scenes you may have no idea about, and it affects the future of the planet. Many […]

Promoting Green and Efficient Energy for Europe’s Regions

Today, the European Commission is launching the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy. The Platform...Show More Summary

Denmark Attempting to go Cash-Free

The idea of a cashless society may sound like science fiction. Imagine a world where everyone depends on electronic payments made by swipe cards, thumbprints or retinal scans. That type of future took one step closer to reality thanks to a proposal put before the government of Denmark. Show More Summary

UK utilities higher charges for pre-payment meters is not the ‘smart’ option

I’d like to draw a positive parallel between pre-payment meters and smart meters. That sounds facetious and in some ways it is. Rightly or wrongly, it seems pre-payment meters have become symbolic in the UK of poor families and intransigent tenants on Benefits Street. Pre-paid meters can be forced by court order on customers who […]

Key Trends in the EH&S Implementation Services Market

In 2015, the market for environment, health and safety software implementation services will be worth $475 million across the eight economies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, the UK and the US, according to a free Verdantix report. A multitude of drivers will lead to an 11 percent compound annual growth rate from 2015 […]

Thursday Bytes: EdgeConneX, 365 Data Centers, Hurricane Electric, 8×8

Several interesting news items came out yesterday that are worth a quick look and comment:... [visit site to read more]

Senate Bill Would Create America's First National Energy Storage Target

Under the bill, called the Energy Storage and Deployment Act of 2015, large retail electric utilities would need to meet at least 1 percent of their peak demand from storage by 2021. By the end of 2024, they'd need to meet at least 2 percent of peak load with storage read more

Waste-to-Energy Facility Cuts Emissions 53% with Covanta Technology

Emissions at the Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy facility have been reduced by 53 percent since the beginning of the year due to an updated emission control system. Covanta developed the technology as a retrofit for existing facilities like Metro Vancouver’s, and says it results in an improved combustion process that minimizes nitrogen oxides that contribute to […]

Exelis Monitors CO2 Emissions at Carbon Sequestration Site

Exelis is monitoring a site in Illinois for possible carbon dioxide emissions as part of a program funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy seeking to improve greenhouse gas-monitoring technologies and ensuring the safety of carbon capture and storage. Show More Summary

Clean Water Rule Finalized

The EPA and US Army yesterday finalized the Clean Water Rule in a move the agency says will make permitting less costly, easier and faster for businesses and industry as it more precisely defines water protected under the Clean Water Act. Industries including agriculture, oil and home-building will likely fight the rule in court and […]

Facebook’s Internet.org stirs up net neutrality fears in India

This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. Mark Zuckerberg’s bid to connect the unconnected via Internet.org is already facing its first major roadblock – not from cellcos, but from internet companies and activist groups who claim Internet.org’s business model violates net neutrality principles and... [visit site to read […]

Hitachi Targets Nuclear Waste Technology

Hitachi has begun joint research with three American universities aimed at reducing the time required for decay in the radioactivity of nuclear waste materials and using radioactive waste as fuel. The research, conducted with the Massachusetts...Show More Summary

Recycling Partnership Adds 3 Partner Cities

The Recycling Partnership, formally known as Curbside Value Partnership, has selected three new cities to join the list of community partners. The industry initiative, which aims to improve US curbside recycling, was founded last year...Show More Summary

Major Charterers Exclude Inefficient Vessels from Supply Chain

The Mosaic Company, one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, announced a policy to exclude vessels with inefficient greenhouse gas emissions ratings from its supply chain. Charterers representing 20 percent of global shipped tonnage now have policies in place to avoid using the most inefficient ships based […]

Battery costs expected to boost EV market

Lux Research is predicting that the electric vehicle (EV) market will expand as the price of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs drop. The estimate is based on a new bottom-up cost model built by Lux, which accounts for differences in battery chemistry, form factor, production scale, location, and other nuances. The research is significant for an […]

“Smart” Credit Cards Offer Comfortable Bridge towards Mobile Payment

The world simply isn’t ready for the mobile payment revolution, at least that’s what several financially oriented tech start-ups are clearly banking on. Instead of pursuing digital payment options like Google Wallet or Apply Pay, several technology companies are taking a more familiar route to push the evolution of financial transactions forward, transforming the classic [...]

How Sustainability Reporting Helps with Reputation Management, Improving Efficiency

The Urban Land Institute San Francisco hosts a panel detailing how sustainability reporting helps commercial property owners with reputation management, building employee engagement, improving efficiency, and increasing access to capital.

Neurio Home Intelligence Review

The ever evolving world of technology combined with a cultural shift to an always-connected, mobile lifestyle has created a relatively new concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Devices that fall under the IoT umbrella are typically equipped with electronics that allow them to connect to the Internet and thus, offer a new layer […]

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