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The IEA's Bridge Scenario to a Low Carbon World Again Underestimates the Role of Renewables

The IEA has just produced its World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change, which is intended to describe how the energy sector can transition to being part of a lower carbon world. It includes a new Bridge Scenario which emphasizes what can be done over the next decade or two. read more

Watering Down the Energy Debate

Water is essential for the production of energy. Energy facilities both consume water and have impacts on the aquatic ecosystems they interact with. These interactions are complex however and it is a mistake to over-simplify – one we must avoid if we are to meet our future energy needs sustainably. read more

The Internet of Things Provides the Opportunity to Achieve Global Sustainability Now

Take a look at these numbers. 1.3 billion – that’s the number of people in the world today who don’t have access to electricity. 30% – this number represents the projected growth of global energy consumption by 2020. Universal access to electricity and renewable energy can help address these problems. read more

Argentina and China Lead Shale Development Outside North America in First Half of 2015

As recently as last year, only four countries in the world were producing commercial volumes of either natural gas from shale formations (shale gas) or crude oil from tight formations (tight oil): the United States and Canada, and more recently, Argentina and China. read more

Icontrol Report: Millennials Like Smart Homes Best

New research from Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely-distributed connected home platform in the industry, found seeing really is believing when it comes to connected home technology: on average, the likelihood to purchase a smart home device increases by 93% among those who have seen the technology in action. The data also reveals […]

[Review] Huawei Ascend G7

Un-boxing                             Huawei Ascend G7 is packet in a small rectangle box which is hard enough to keep the Smartphone safe. Following Items were found on un-boxing. Huawei Ascend G7 Data cable Charging plug Eject tool Booklets   Build and design Featuring [&hellip The post [Review] Huawei Ascend G7 appeared first on TelecomPK.

Food, Drink Giants Pledge to Halve Food Waste

Unilever, Nestlé, Anheuser-Busch InBev and hundreds of other top food and drink companies, all members of the Consumer Goods Forum, have committed to halve food waste within their operations by 2025, compared to a 2016 baseline. Some 30 percent of food produced is wasted each year with food waste responsible for adding 3.3 billion metric […]

Guides Support Vapor Intrusion Assessment, Mitigation

The EPA has released two technical guides to support assessment and mitigation activities at sites where vapor intrusion is an actual or potential concern. Vapor intrusion is a potential concern at any building — existing or planned — located near soil or groundwater contaminated with vapor-forming toxic chemicals. The Technical Guide for Assessing and Mitigating […]

TKPL, Marathon Partnership Aims to Increase Waste Diversion Rates

Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer Limited (TKPL) announced today it has entered into a manufacturing and distribution partnership with Marathon Equipment, a subsidiary of Environmental Solutions Group. The companies say the partnership will help...Show More Summary

Minneapolis Leads Green Building Markets

Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing green-building practices, due to a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to a study by CBRE Group and Maastricht University. Show More Summary

Hybrid Drive System Improves Refuse Fleet Fuel Economy up to 50%

Parker Hannifin, which manufactures motion and control technologies and systems, has received approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell the RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System under a dual-name executive order including the Parker Hannifin RunWise system, paired with the Cummins 2015 model-year engine. Show More Summary

California Looks to Stormwater Capture, Reuse

A plan to capture and reuse stormwater runoff in Los Angeles County could be a model for the state as it seeks to augment its shrinking water reserves, MSW Management reports. The revisions to the county’s stormwater discharge permit, approved by the California Water Resources Board, provides a framework for cities to plan and build […]

Apple Pay Causing Top-to-Bottom Reinvention of Banks and Traditional Business Models, CIBC CEO Says

Following the announcement of backing for Rogers’ Suretap digital wallet initiative, Victor Dodig, chief executive of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has spoken about the effect technology and new players such as Apple are having on the banking system: They are causing a “top-to-bottom reinvention” that leaves banks with two options. One is to [...]

Data De-Prioritization in a Net Neutrality World: T-Mobile Maintains Data Throttling Practices

The practice of de-prioritizing data on broadband networks is really nothing new; it’s been a standard network management method since the dreaded days of P2P music and video swapping. It began with carriers simply blocking P2P content, but later evolved into them simply de-prioritizing the content, meaning the transfers were slower and thus people were [...]

Doctors petitioning NRC to revise radiation protection regulations

The wheels are in motion for an official review of radiation protection regulations at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Doctors who are radiation health specialists are challenging the NRC’s use of the linear, no-threshold (LNT)...Show More Summary

BofA: CSR Is a “Way of Doing Business”

Bank of America global corporate social responsibility executive Andrew Plepler discusses how CSR permeates across the company

Industry Spotlight: Hurricane Electric CEO Mike Leber

The internet backbone market has long been one of the toughest neighborhoods in telecom.  One network that has withstood every storm that has come at the industry over the past 20 year is Hurricane Electric.  Hurricane Electric operates a global IP backbone as well as two data centers in its home market of Fremont, California.  […]

Mobicash Introduces Other Mobile Operator Load Purchase

Mobicash has introduced purchase of Other Mobile Operator (OMO) mobile credit for all Mobicash Mobile Account Users.  Through OMO Load Purchase service Mobicash Mobile Account users can now buy Prepaid Air Time for all subscribers of selected Telecom operators as well. Show More Summary

The customer service challenges facing Freeview

I recently attend a breakfast meeting to discuss customer service in a part of the communications sector (digital terrestrial television) at the invitation of Digital UK. I was asked to make some opening remarks and highlighted the following reasons why customer expectations are high and rising: The technology itself is driving expectations as we see […]

IEEE Internet of Things Initiative Launches “IoT Scenarios” Contributor Program to Explore Real World Applications and Foster IoT Architecture Development

IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that the Future Directions IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Initiative has launched a new program to foster the sharing of real world IoT applications across all domains. The IEEE IoT Scenarios contributor program has been created to help those working in […]

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