Most of us today have such a hectic lifestyle that there is no time left for fitness. However, you can use technology to plan and achieve your fitness goals as well as keep track of your health. ET Wealth shows you how.
Leaders from U.S. and Chinese cities, along with Vice President Joe Biden and a special representative from China, gathered in Los Angeles this week to announce new commitments and targets for meeting carbon emission goals. Unsurprisingly, the event didn’t warrant a mention in Wednesday’s debate, where candidates only denounced diplomacy with China.The new targets are part of the bigger U.S.-China partnership on climate, which Republican leaders have ridiculed for not requiring action from China. But one announcement made at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit points to real, tangible declines in China’s emissions, while offering U.S. scientists an opportunity to study the world’s biggest electrical grid.
More and more companies are realizing the importance of tracking, reporting, and meeting corporate sustainability goals, according to Lux Research, driven by a combination of consumer desires, retailer demands, and greater concern for resource scarcity and productivity.
Lux warns that much of the “low-hanging fruit” has been picked, so further improvements will rely on sophisticated tools like emerging big data and geospatial analytics, to help companies make more informed decisions about sustainability goals.
Companies struggling to meet their renewable energy goals can now get help from a venture that aims to link up the biggest businesses in the United States with clean power.
Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies have commitments to shift to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, but many are failing to meet those targets because of high costs and the complexity of large-scale renewables transactions.
Launched on Monday, the Business Renewables Center (BRC) will supply member companies with energy specialists to help them navigate the clean energy markets.
The Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability announced that it is making up to $3.5 million in funding available for communities to deploy smart grid tools and technologies to advance climate preparedness and resiliency of the electricity delivery infrastructure. This Funding Opportunity supports the goals of other initiatives by the Administration to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by providing funding to local and tribal governments. Earlier this week, the Climate Action Champions announcement recognized local climate leaders already pursuing ambitious climate action. Eligible communities across the country, including the Climate Action Champions, are encouraged to apply for this Funding Opportunity.
The radio frequency that you choose for your wireless IoT application is very, very important. There are regulatory and physical considerations that must be accounted for and weighed against the design goals and specifications of the IoT application you are developing. The three primary frequencies to consider in the US market are 433 MHz, 902-928 MHz, and 2.4 GHz. Here, I am going to focus on the first of these: 433 MHz.
Confidentiality. Integrity. Availability. These three supreme goals of information system security apply across all industries. So it’s no surprise that the benchmarks of smart grid security are:
Ensuring that authorized people have access to specific information and others do not (confidentiality)
Glendale Water & Power (GW&P) has selected Dominion Voltage’s (DVI) EDGE advanced grid optimization solution to maximize energy savings.
The deployment of DVI’s solution will contribute to energy efficiency goals for publicly-owned utilities in California.
The technology is anticipated to deliver 2% to 4% energy savings while using the current smart grid infrastructure.
The first publicly-available interactive map and geo-dataset has been released, showing more than 47,000 onshore wind turbine locations and related information across the entire United States. The new tool is consistent with the goals of Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s Order (No. 3330) released in October 2013 to incorporate a landscape-level approach to development on public lands.
The 2013 Chinese Year of the Snake (i.e., smart people who use others to achieve their goals) saw disappointing results from an industry smart grid strategy of convincing customers to change their behavior to mitigate inadequacies of the existing grid. Clearly, the demand response approach, while having some benefit, will not by itself ensure an acceptably economical, reliable, secure and sustainable electric grid for the long term.