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Oct 23, 2015, by Renewable & Non

21 Good Reasons To Go Green

Oct 23, 2015, by Renewable & Non
21 Good Reasons To Go Green Why go green? Everywhere you go people are talking about going green and how it impacts the planet. From plastic bags to chemical products, people are trying to come up with new and impactful ways that they can go green. Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by azcentralArizona Local News

Despite bright spots, Arizona slips to 17th in energy-efficiency rank

Oct 22, 2015, by azcentralArizona Local News
Arizona is now ranked 17th nationwide in energy efficiency according to a 2015 energy scorecard. Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

Hilton Worldwide Unveils Upgrades to Corporate Responsibility Reporting Across its Global Portfolio

Oct 22, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
Hilton Worldwide today announced an upgrade to LightStay, its state-of-the-art, in-house corporate responsibility measurement platform across the company's more than 4,440 properties globally. Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by News 4 Jax

Such attacks hit the nation's electric grid once every four days, according to estimates

Oct 22, 2015, by News 4 Jax
The energy sector is calling for improvement in notification and information sharing from the federal government in the face of ever-increasing cyber and physical attacks on the nation's electric grid, industry experts said before a House panel on Wednesday. Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by H. Christine RichardsTechCrunch

Business Models For Sustainable Electricity

Oct 22, 2015, by H. Christine RichardsTechCrunch
As varied as the quirky spectrum of people dressed from t-shirts and shorts to suits and ties at SXSW Eco in Austin was the spectrum of sustainability topics covered — from improving fashion’s supply chain to building transportation hyperloops. For the first time ever, though, the workhorse of energy sustainability, the electric grid, was also tackled as a focal point.  Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by Rene Marsh, CNN Government Regulation CorrespondentCNN.com

Congressman: National power grid frequently attacked

Oct 22, 2015, by Rene Marsh, CNN Government Regulation CorrespondentCNN.com
The energy sector is calling for improvement in notification and information sharing from the federal government in the face of ever-increasing cyber and physical attacks on the nation's electric grid, industry experts said before a House panel on Wednesday. Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by Linux

Five Steps to DevOps Success | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Oct 22, 2015, by Linux
In a recent research, Analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. Read more...
Oct 21, 2015, by Linux

The Business of Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo @EmbeddedExperts #IoT

Oct 21, 2015, by Linux
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. Read more...
Oct 14, 2015, by The News Journal

Harrison: Tourism key to Williamsburg's economic growth

Oct 14, 2015, by The News Journal
Williamsburg Roddy Harrison speaks during the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon Tuesday. Read more...
Oct 14, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

Ecova Acquires Retroficiency, Bolstering Capabilities in Building Analytics

Oct 14, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, announced that it has acquired Retroficiency, the leading building efficiency intelligence company. Ecova will leverage Retroficiency's deep expertise and innovative patent-pending technology in building analytics to drive energy savings and engagement for commercial and industrial customers, both through utilities and directly. Read more...
Oct 13, 2015, by eetimes.com

City Aims to be IoT Petri Dish

Oct 13, 2015, by eetimes.com
Bristol is installing high-end public wired and wireless networks aiming to create a place where vendors can experiment to the benefit of companies and citizens. Read more...
Oct 13, 2015, by timseppalaEngadget

ComEd wants to put a million smart thermostats in Illinois homes

Oct 13, 2015, by timseppalaEngadget
ComEd, the largest power provider in Illinois, wants to give its customers a hand in switching over to smart thermostats like those from Nest and Ecobee. The idea is to get a million of them installed within the next five years. Read more...
Oct 07, 2015, by Linux

Coordinating IoT Software Releases | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Oct 07, 2015, by Linux
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. Read more...
Oct 06, 2015, by Linux

Big Data and IoT By @TonyShan | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #BigData

Oct 06, 2015, by Linux
In his session at @ThingsExpo , Tony Shan, Chief Architect at CTS, will explore the synergy of Big Data and IoT. First he will take a closer look at the Internet of Things and Big Data individually, in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. Read more...
Oct 06, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

Silicon Labs Reduces Cost and Complexity of Voice-Enabled ZigBee Remote Controls

Oct 06, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
Silicon Labs , a leading provider of microcontroller, sensing and wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things , today released the industry's most cost-effective solution for voice-enabled ZigBee® remote controls. Read more...
Oct 06, 2015, by Linux

Azure IoT Suite Goes Ga | @ThingsExpo @Azure #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Oct 06, 2015, by Linux
Azure IoT Suite became generally available starting September 29. This suite consist of technologies to monitor and manage devices that come under Internet of Things. Read more...
Oct 05, 2015, by m4ttEngadget

Philips Hue now responds to your Siri commands

Oct 05, 2015, by m4ttEngadget
One of the frustrations of choosing an Internet of Things device is finding one that plays well with the other smart appliances in your home. Philips' Hue lighting platform is already pretty extensible, but today it's finally gained support for ano... Read more...
Oct 02, 2015, by TechNewsWorld

Nest Labs Opens Door to 3rd-Party Devs

Oct 02, 2015, by TechNewsWorld
Nest Labs on Thursday said it would open its communications platform to third-party developers for the first time, which will allow outside home device makers to set up products that communicate directly with Nest products. Nest announced an update to its Nest Weave communications protocol that will allow outside developers to link other home devices to its own. Read more...
Oct 02, 2015, by Energy Manager Today

Embracing New Tech Is Key to Greater Energy Savings, Say Experts

Oct 02, 2015, by Energy Manager Today
Energy efficiency has entered a new era, one in which diversification will be the key to greater energy savings, writes Dan York, Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program Fellow with the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). While CFL programs have, in the past, led to significant savings and made up the lion's share The post Embracing New Tech Is Key to Greater Energy Savings, Say Experts appeared first on Energy Manager Today. Read more...
Oct 02, 2015, by Arjun Kharpalcnbc.com

Samsung at center of energy test storm

Oct 02, 2015, by Arjun Kharpalcnbc.com
Samsung has hit back at claims made by a research group that its TV sets could be using software to manipulate energy efficiency tests. Read more...
Oct 02, 2015, by Dayton Daily News

Committee says renewable freeze should stay

Oct 02, 2015, by Dayton Daily News
It's still too soon to say how a plan from a handful of state legislators could impact a proposed wind farm in Champaign County, experts say. Read more...
Sep 27, 2015, by Linux

Connected Cars By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #BigData

Sep 27, 2015, by Linux
Catch up with all the news from Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) by reading part one and part two of this series. In recent years, we've watched mobile, cloud technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) enable increased connectivity for every network and every industry, ranging from connected cars to commercial vehicles and fleet management to smart cities to data centers. Read more...
Sep 27, 2015, by Linux

Gaining IoT Insight

Sep 27, 2015, by Linux
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Read more...
Sep 25, 2015, by nasdaq.com

Why This Small Cap Is a Great Opportunity for Investors

Sep 25, 2015, by nasdaq.com
What do Hawaii and Aspen -- lands of fire and ice -- have in common? It's the same thing that Burlington, Vermont, and Greensburg, Kansas, share: a deep commitment to renewable energy. Aspen recently became the third U.S. city to source its power solely from renewables, and Hawaii hopes to run completely on renewable power by 2045. To a lesser degree, California is also pursuing renewables; the state legislature recently passed a bill in which it targets 2030 as the year by which the state sources 50% of its power from clean energy sources. Read more...
Sep 25, 2015, by Energy Manager Today

Royal Philips: All Cities and Utilities Worldwide Should Switch to LEDs

Sep 25, 2015, by Energy Manager Today
Royal Philips used Climate Week NYC to announce its partnership with The Climate Group and support its call for all cities and utilities worldwide to switch to LEDs by 2025. Philips said that it is supporting The Climate Group’s global campaign entitled “LED = Lower Emissions Delivered.”  Read more...
Aug 29, 2015, by Talent Based Immigration Lawyer

The Information Society

Aug 29, 2015, by Talent Based Immigration Lawyer
The smartphone has ushered in the era of the information society. Decisions big and small are better informed by access to rich information. As the Internet of Things (IoT) flourishes and our ability to gather and analyze data from our environment improves, the information society will mature. The advances and efficiencies resulting from the information society in critical areas, such as infrastructure and health care, will help improve our lives, our economy, and the world. Read more...
Aug 28, 2015, by Lew DalySalon.com

The pivotal climate-change challenge that America isn't talking about nearly enough

Aug 28, 2015, by Lew DalySalon.com
In the 2016 presidential election, we are approaching a singular and momentous crossroads in our nation’s history. Will we, or will we not, make a serious effort to achieve a low-carbon future for our children and our planet? The fossil fuel magnates and the GOP say no, because we can’t or shouldn’t, but more than 75 percent of Americans want our leaders to take significant steps to fight climate change, according to a poll released in January 2015 by the New York Times, Stanford University, and Resources for the Future.  Read more...
Aug 27, 2015, by Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.comcnbc.com

The bus bringing biomass... to the masses

Aug 27, 2015, by Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.comcnbc.com
An increasingly important part of the global energy mix, biomass can be derived from a range of sources, including wood and food waste, and even crops such as sugarcane and corn. Heaters are used to burn wood pellets and the like, offering consumers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional forms of heating and generation.  Read more...
Aug 25, 2015, by Energy Manager Today

Saving Energy in the Supply Chain

Aug 25, 2015, by Energy Manager Today
How much energy can we save through efficiency? This question has been addressed in dozens of national or international-level energy studies since before 1980. Some well-known examples of studies that quantify the efficiency potential are those by the National Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society, and McKinsey & Company.  Read more...
Aug 14, 2015, by ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICSENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICS

7 Technologies That Will Save the Earth

Aug 14, 2015, by ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICSENVIRONMENTAL ENERGETICS
We will no longer depend on limited energy sources that pose a tremendous threat to our ecosystem, but instead be able to benefit from the unlimited and non-polluting supply of wind and sunlight at our disposal. For some time, solar panels were unaffordable for the average household, and wind turbines were deemed cost-inefficient because of their inability to function without adequate wind sources. Read more...
Aug 08, 2015, by SkyVision Solutions→SkyVision SolutionsSmart Grid Awareness

"The consequences of deploying bad stuff [smart meters] are dire."

Aug 08, 2015, by SkyVision Solutions→SkyVision SolutionsSmart Grid Awareness
This past week there was a meeting of BlackHat USA 2015 in Las Vegas, where InfoSec professionals met. As part of a blog article written about this meeting, there was the following updated entry by Steve Ragan who attended the meeting: "I had an interesting discussion after getting my badge at DEF CON this afternoon about smart grids. A friend of mine reminded me of a talk given during BSides Las Vegas last year about securing smart meter infrastructure. Read more...
Aug 03, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com

Strong support for Clean Power Plan voiced by business leaders across U.S.

Aug 03, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com
"States now have a blueprint for building their clean energy economy," Keefe said. "It's up to governors to put this plan into action if they want to create jobs and drive economic growth – and help their state's environment as well." States that have the best renewable and energy efficiency policies typically create the most clean energy jobs, E2 has found after years of tracking clean energy job trends across America. Read more...
Aug 01, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com

Electric vehicles and Smart Grid get a boost from eMotorWerks intelligent charging stations

Aug 01, 2015, by Joshua Smalleywindpowerengineering.com
OSIsoft's PI System within its cloud-based Smart[Grid] charging platform through a Connected Services Agreement. This revolutionary new solution will further optimize EV charging while improving grid stability. The solution will provide scalable real-time data storage, real-time availability, and streamlined data flows between eMotorWerks' platform and Independent Service Operators, Regional Transmission Operators, utilities, and any other energy balancing authorities. Read more...
Jul 31, 2015, by Light Bulb Technology Blog

The Best Lighting for Your Bedroom

Jul 31, 2015, by Light Bulb Technology Blog
The bedroom is considered a place of rest and relaxation. But if you think about it, you do much more in your bedroom than catch up on sleep. Activities such as reading, studying, or just watching television all require at least some amount of lighting, whether directed on specific areas or simply present in the background. While all bedrooms are different and require a unique lighting plan, here's what you need to know to choose the best lighting for your bedroom. Read more...
Jul 30, 2015, by SkyVision Solutions→SkyVision SolutionsSmart Grid Awareness

Smart City/Grid Philosophy: "If you are going to travel, travel now."

Jul 30, 2015, by SkyVision Solutions→SkyVision SolutionsSmart Grid Awareness
At this website I have categorized and listed the various risks related to smart grid technology. Beyond that however, citizens need to be aware of the policies and extremist views that many proponents of smart cities and smart grids are actually trying to implement. These views are those of a technocrat who strives to create a society based upon maximum technological efficiency. Read more...
Jul 17, 2015, by Energy Manager Today

Energy Efficiency Retrofit Saves Medical Center $14.5M

Jul 17, 2015, by Energy Manager Today
An energy efficiency retrofit completed at Arnot Ogden Medical Center (AOMC) in Elmira, New York, will deliver nearly $9 million in energy and operational savings over the next 20 years and save the 256-bed facility an estimated $14.5 million in energy and operating costs over the life of the contract. The 127-year-old facility had been expanded over the decades, resulting in a hodge-podge of building designs and disparate systems that didn't work together. Read more...
Jul 17, 2015, by Smart Meter Harm

Mother Earth News: Smart Meters are not smart

Jul 17, 2015, by Smart Meter Harm
From Mother Earth News Wise Grid Series, Part 1 By Camilla Rees, National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy May 27, 2015 When we look at important issues facing our nation today, we inevitably find commercial interests influencing policy. Industries, understandably, are eager to advance their own agendas. Briefings and impact analyses presented to policymakers can be incomplete for this reason. Read more...
Jul 13, 2015, by Energy Manager Today

Digital Lumens Lighting Retrofit Eliminates Maintenance Costs, Reduces Lighting Usage by 90%

Jul 13, 2015, by Energy Manager Today
A lighting retrofit project implemented at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.'s distribution center delivered a 90% reduction in lighting energy usage annually, leading to more than $53K in annual energy costs. The upgrade also reduced maintenance needed, providing an additional $9,250 in annual savings. Read more...
Jul 13, 2015, by Energy Manager Today

Prop 39 for California Schools: A+ Report Card for Districts Using Their Smarts

Jul 13, 2015, by Energy Manager Today
California Proposition 39 (Prop 39) offers schools across the state a leg-up in their efforts to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, while providing students, teachers and staff comfortable spaces that support learning. Since the 2012 passage of the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, schools can apply to the California Energy Commission (CEC) for funds to cover energy upgrades. $5 billion over five years has been made available. Read more...
Jun 24, 2015, by Power Engineering

REC Solar acquires Stellar Energy

Jun 24, 2015, by Power Engineering
REC Solar has acquired Stellar Energy through an asset purchase agreement. The contract will allow REC Solar to further provide customers with integrated, turnkey solar solutions ranging from financing and design to operations and maintenance. As a result of the deal, REC Solar will add more than 60-MW from 62 solar projects, bringing its portfolio to more than 200-MW, installed or under construction. REC also adds an additional 28-MW of operations and maintenance contracts. Read more...