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Surrender at Ft. Calhoun

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

A New Reality to Come to Terms With

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).

The False Trade-Off Between Economic Growth and Environmental Protection

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.

United States Remains Largest Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons

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 Just Doubled Its Solar Net Metering Cap, And It Already Needs More

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.

How Fast Could the Market for Electric Vehicles Grow?

I recently argued that BP’s projections showing almost no take-up of plug-in vehicles[1] 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

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 24 May 2016

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here are Josh's 24 May jobs online. Josh's new website is almost ready. Stay tuned. If you have any suggestions for Josh's website or wish to subscribe to this list, contact him: Read Josh's posts from Flint, where he volunteered for the Red Cross. Follow Josh on Twitter: (@joshnewtonH2O)....

Solar and Wind Energy From the Same Device

Candy-bar-sized device could produce solar and wind power from city rooftops

Ciena’s Blue Planet Gets a DevOps Toolkit

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 […]

EPA Chemical Data Reporting Rule Brings Challenges and Opportunities

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.

Interstate Batteries, Aqua Metals Ink Deal to Scale Up ‘Non-Polluting’ Lead Recycling Facility

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.

How to Future-Proof Corporate Water Supplies

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 […]

euNetworks’ Media Connect Heads for Manchester

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...

Update: Effective Dates, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set in Lifeline Overhaul

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

TODAY’S STUDY: On The Path To SunShot – Utilities And Distributed Solar

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

QUICK NEWS, May 24: Portland, Ore, Bans Climate Change Denial From Science Classes; Wind Hits 100%-Plus Of Aussie State’s Power For 10 Hours

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 NAYGN Impact: Advancing the Future of Nuclear

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

Uber Enters World of Self-Driving Cars

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

Jazz Initiates Heat-Wave Relief Camp

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

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