23. April 2016 · Comments Off on What Needs to be Done to Build IoT in the Enterprise? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Enterprises and businesses are at the cusp of a major transformation, a new wave of industrialization based on IoT. IoT will involve the intersection of powerful supply and demand factors that will cause a tremendous amount of change and value creation. Beyond the economic benefits of business use-cases for the “Internet of Things,” the implications of this trend on our understanding of our societies, economies and ecology can be profound. Imagine data from soil sensors in Iowa, for example, being correlated with emissions data from California. Human behaviors and conditions can be mapped and analyzed with great detail, bringing serious privacy and security issues and concerns.

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18. November 2015 · Comments Off on EVs: Cleaner over a lifetime  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

One can assume that battery electric vehicles (EV) are cleaner than traditional gasoline fueled cars, but do they really reduce the emissions that fuel climate change?Credit: Tomwang112According to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) comparing them to gasoline cars over their lifetime, the answer is yes.Over their entire lifetimes — from manufacturing to driving to disposal — battery electric cars produce half the global warming emissions, on average, of comparably sized gasoline cars. In addition, driving a battery electric vehicle is cleaner than the average gasoline vehicle on global warming emissions everywhere in the country, and has been improving over the last three years.

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29. September 2015 · Comments Off on $55M more: DOE betting on EVs to strengthen clean energy economy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to increase energy productivity, reduce America’s reliance on foreign oil and cut harmful emissions the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing nearly $55 million in 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that will strengthen the U.S. clean energy economy.

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12. August 2015 · Comments Off on Well-deserved: CPP finally recognizes smart grid, demand response · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

One of the issues with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft Clean Power Plan (CPP) was its lack of recognition of options on the demand side and within the grid itself through generation, transmission and consumption for reducing emissions.

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11. August 2015 · Comments Off on Coast to coast: Largest U.S. utilities ahead of CPP  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) Final Rule, issued earlier this week, sets goals and mandates for the nation’s power plants to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that create pollution. But many of the nation’s largest electric utilities have already made significant reductions in the last couple years, according to a report produced, in part, by Ceres — the most comprehensive analysis to date on U.S. power plant air pollution emissions, which examined carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and mercury emissions from the nation’s 100 largest electric power producers.

Source: Coast to coast: Largest U.S. utilities ahead of CPP – FierceEnergy