Archive for April, 2015

Fixing 25% of cars can address 90% of road side air pollution, UoT study

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

New study from the University of Toronto found that 25% of cars on the road are responsible for 90% of air pollution that we breathe in. According to the study, older models, badly tuned vehicles, and supped up muscle cars are contributed an overwhelming portion of the bad stuff we need to breathe in. For […]

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Intel backs firm developing tech to automate truck convoys

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Intel backs firm developing tech to automate truck convoys

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the chipmaking-giant, and Denso International America, a supplier of automative technologies, have joined the Series A investment round for Peloton Technology, a developer of a road transportation automation solution for truck convoys. The companies have contributed US$16 million into Peloton, which develops technology for wirelessly linking together two trucks […]

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Coming soon: Tesla’s home battery

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Coming soon: Tesla’s home battery

This article asks an interesting question – how would a home battery system, like a solar power system, change the value of a home? Tesla Motors, the company that plans to revolutionize automobiles with its electric car, is planning a new revolution that aims to transfer how we power the rest of our lives. How […]

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EU Needs To Invest €400B By 2020 To Keep Renewables On Track

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smart grids promise increased reliability, efficiency and security, but initial investment may outrun initial savings and more challenges have yet to be overcome Source: EU Needs To Invest €400B By 2020 To Keep Renewables On Track

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Green IT and virtualisation gaining importance in enterprise

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green IT and virtualisation technologies are attracting significant attention from enterprises globally primarily as a competitive advantage relating to cost savings, as a result of improved operational efficiency, faster provisioning, and improved resiliency. Further, virtualisation is becoming increasingly important to drive economies of scale, and to maximise utilisation of resources, according to researchers Kable. According […]

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Green House Data Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green House Data, a US provider of cloud hosting, colocation and managed data centre services, said it has edged into the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 30 Tech and Telecom list of the largest green power users. The company reached 29th position by retiring 8 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually Company supports the development […]

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Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Walmart is on track to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. Through its partnership with theSource: Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News

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Berkeley Lab, NTU Singapore Collaborate for Energy Technologies – Energy Manager Today

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will jointly develop technologies for energy efficiency and sustainable development in the tropics. They will collaborate on research in various areas of energy-efficiency for buildings, renewable energy generation and storage, and smart grids. The five-year partnership will work to overcome specific environmental challenges faced  […]

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Internet Of Things could generate US$8 trillion in value over the next decade – Cisco/DHL report

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Internet Of Things could generate US$8 trillion in value over the next decade – Cisco/DHL report

New research by Cisco forecasts US$8 trillion in “value-at-stake” over the next decade. This will come from five primary drivers: innovation and revenue ($2.1 trillion); asset utilization ($2.1 trillion); supply chain and logistics ($1.9 trillion); employee productivity improvements ($1.2 trillion); and enhanced customer and citizen experience ($700 billion). “Digital disruption is all around us and […]

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Huawei proposing new methodology for maximizing energy efficiency to reduce carrier network energy consumption

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Huawei proposing new methodology for maximizing energy efficiency to reduce carrier network energy consumption

Huawei today introduced its “Maximizing Energy Efficiency” methodology at the 7th Annual Telecoms Energy Efficiency Forum. Aimed at supporting carriers with assessing how energy efficient their networks are, the methodology reviews all components and the communications system. The findings from the assessment support carriers with improving network energy efficiency and building green Mobile Broadband (MBB) […]

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