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Cell Phone Recycling Revenue to Increase

Revenue for the cell phone recycling industry is estimated to increase until 2019, according to a recently updated report from IBISWorld. The industry is being fueled by growing cell phone ownership, the emergence of smartphone technologies and rapid rates of mobile phone replacement rates. According to the EPA, between 130 million and 150 million cell […]

Study: Cutting Emissions Could Pay for Itself

Money saved on health care spending related to carbon emissions could be 10 times what it would cost for policy implementation, according to research conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published in Nature Climate Change. Show More Summary

GSA Helps Drive Green Office Supply Savings

The US General Services Administration has announced 21 awards for the third generation Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies (FSSI OS3), a program intended to help the federal government increase efficiencies and save money while meeting green purchasing requirements. Show More Summary

Texas CPS Energy kicks off 740k smart meter rollout

US utility CPS Energy started a four-year smart meter rollout this week as part of a US$290 million upgrade to electricity and gas customers within its service area. The energy company based in San Antonio, Texas, will install a total of 740,000 new Landis+Gyr electric meters, and add a smart module to roughly 340,000 existing gas meters. A Continue reading ?

Smartphone “Kill Switch” Law now Official in California

Since yesterday, California has been the first state in the US to require smartphone manufacturers to implement and enable antitheft security features by default in every smartphone sold in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the so-called kill switch bill introduced by State Sen. Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. [...]

Successful Companies Need a Mobile-First Strategy

Increasingly consumers are transitioning towards a mobile-first lifestyle, abandoning not only traditional tethers like the home phones, but more recently ones like the desktop computer as well. This shift has created a new kind of consumer, one with real time access to information, purchasing, and unimaginable amounts of data. But if consumers are becoming mobile-first, [...]

Westport Dallas: Largest Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers Line in North America

Westport Dallas features North America’s largest range of natural gas and bi-fuel Ford products.

Apple’s iWatch Facing Critical Delays

Production issues are plaguing Apple’s latest creation, the rumoured iWatch smartwatch, financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported recently. Apple’s efforts to bring the so-called iWatch to market are presenting “a much higher level of difficulty for the company,” according to Kuo, who goes on to say that problems Apple is facing include component issues, system design, [...]

The good news: why mobile rates are so much cheaper in the UK than in the US

The “New York Times” has compared the cost of similar mobile packages in Britain and the States and found that American consumers are paying much more. Why the $41.50-a-month difference in price? The newspaper identifies as an important reason the question of regulatory policy. Britain has forced companies to lease their networks to competitors at […]

The bad news: BT to raise prices by four times rate of inflation

BT has announced that it is to impose a price increase of over 6% on its home telephone and broadband customers. The company, which has 7.3 million home phone and broadband customers, said that, from 1 December, the cost of a BT landline – mandatory for phone and high-speed Internet – will rise by £1 to £16.99. […]

Energy Reform Could Increase Mexico's Long-Term Oil Production by 75%

On August 11, 2014, Mexico's president signed into law new legislation that will open its oil and natural gas markets to foreign direct investment, effectively ending the seventy-five-year-old monopoly of state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). read more

AWRA President Interviewed for Vital Voices

Press release from Marstel Day: Water at the Forefront of New Climate Change Paradigm   Clean and plentiful water is one of our most critical and most imperiled natural resources, serving as the lifeblood for both people and wildlife. Show More Summary

The good news for solar that could be bad news for utilities (including much higher efficiency)

Online technology magazine MakeUseOf is out with an article summarizing why current utility customers may soon be generating their own electricity. If you think that solar is still too expensive to be a threat to your utility… if you think it’s only an issue in high-sun / high-cost areas like Hawaii and California… then I Continue reading ?

Water, Volume 6, Issue 8 (August 2014) - Open Access

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Enjoying Golden, CO, where I am attending a Water Research Foundation workshop on Integrated Water Management: Planning for Future Water Supplies. From MDPI. Water, Volume 6, Issue 8 (August 2014), Pages 2164-2538 If you cannot download the articles here, visit the issue's homepage. Caveat emptor: The publisher of this journal,...

Smart grid without a smart meter – GRID20/20 and DVI’s combined solution

Smart grid companies GRID20/20 and Dominion Voltage (DVI) are partnering to target optimisation solutions to utilities not using smart meters as well as smart energy customers. DVI, a provider of energy efficiency demand response and...Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar: What You Need to Know About The Must-Carry/Retrans Consent Election Process

Attention TV licensees: MVPD carriage elections must be formalized by October 1 for carriage arrangements through 2017. Have YOU tied everything down yet? With Summer, 2014 on the wane and Labor Day just days away, full-service TV licensees...Show More Summary

Last Minute Update: Reply Deadline in 5.8 GHz U-NII Proceeding Extended

Last month we reported that the FCC had announced deadlines for oppositions and replies to several petitions for reconsideration that had been filed with respect to recent changes to the rules governing the 5 GHz unlicensed band. The FCC received over 100 filings. Show More Summary

Privacy and Security Issues Surround Wearables

A recent survey shines light on the topic of privacy and security with wearable computing devices.

Can Solar Power Go Truly Transparent?

Improving on somewhat opaque solar windows and related ideas, MSU team makes fully clear solar power concentrator

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