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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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What does the Internet of Things mean for your business and your network? – Memeburn

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Internet of Things for businesses is more about the data, the application and services that is those ‘things’ enabled rather than the things themselves, writes Martin Walshaw at Memeburn. The key to an effective IoT strategy also calls for a scalable and reliable network, as well as software defined application services, or what he describes […]

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Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading Light has partnered with Telenor Connexion to develop a connected lighting solution launching in 2015. ActiveLights online will reduce the maintenance cost and provide new information services that are requested by customers. Leading Light is an innovator within climate-smart lighting solutions. The energy efficient solutions are used by municipalities, utilities and companies, helping these […]

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1 million sensor-enabled on-street smart parking spaces by 2024

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report from Navigant Research  puts the installed base of sensor-enabled on-street smart parking spaces at over 1 million worldwide by 2024. According to the researchers, the parking industry is being transformed by new technologies that are enabling cities to reduce levels of congestion significantly. Sensor networks that detect vehicle occupancy are providing the […]

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Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Siemens will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The customer for this onshore project in Indiana is Pattern Energy. With a capacity of 150 megawatts, the wind power plant will provide Amazon Web Services’ data center with eco-friendly electricity. Installation is scheduled to begin in July. Commissioning […]

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Apple building 40 MW solar plant in China

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple launched its first major solar project in China, and the solar installations in Sichuan Province will generate more energy than needed to power all of Apple’s 19 corporate offices and 22 retail stores in the country. Apple is partnering with Leshan Electric Power, Sichuan Development Holding, Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holding, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor and […]

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Eletrobras uses Cisco technology for smart grid project in Brazil

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Supported by a World Bank funding of BRL 1.2 billion, the project will provide Smart Meters to the States of Amazonas, Acre, Piauí, Rondônia and Roraima Cisco will provide communications infrastructure to “Energy+”, the smart metering program of Eletrobras, a major Brazilian electric utility that will serve the states of Amazonas, Alagoas, Acre, Piaui, Rondonia […]

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Step-by-step tips for business green ICT

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Intelligent Buildings Today has listed 10 tips for greening offices. They include creating a green ICT policy, create a green ICT project, measuring your impact, turning off PCs, turning on power management, select energy efficient equipment, buying upgradeable equipment to extend lifespan, reducing business travel and thinking creatively about processes, replacing the physical with digital […]

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Tesla’s battery gets $800 million kick off in the first week

| May 9, 2015

Tesla is set to revolutionalise the energy business. According to this Bloomberg report, Tesla has already taken orders for some US$800 million for its home power storage system, Powerwall. “It’s like crazy off-the-hook,” Musk said during an earnings presentation. “The sheer volume of demand here is just staggering.” The company is reportedly building a US$ 5 […]

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