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2010-01-11 08:24:00

LONDON, January 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world took a big step closer today to a green and more sustainable communications future with the launch of Green Touch(TM), a global consortium organized by Bell Labs whose goal is to create the technologies needed to make communications networks 1000 times more energy efficient than they are today. A thousand-fold reduction is roughly equivalent to being able to power the world's communications networks, including the Internet, for...

2009-12-01 09:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced the appointment of John Schinter as AT&T's first director of energy. Schinter, who has twenty-five years' experience in environmental sustainability and integrated energy services, will oversee AT&T's company-wide energy management efforts across all energy-consuming business units, drive comprehensive programs to reduce energy consumption and direct AT&T's energy purchasing strategies. Schinter will join...

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2009-11-23 08:50:00

Theory also says energy conservation doesn't help In a provocative new study, a University of Utah scientist argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions "“ the major cause of global warming "“ cannot be stabilized unless the world's economy collapses or society builds the equivalent of one new nuclear power plant each day. "It looks unlikely that there will be any substantial near-term departure from recently observed acceleration in carbon dioxide emission rates," says the new...

2009-11-05 13:55:14

Improving awareness of electricity consumption Carnegie Mellon University's Lucio Soibelman, H. Scott Matthews and Jose M.F. Moura received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to identify inexpensive ways to track energy consumption in buildings. Bosch Research and Technology Center North America (Bosch RTC-NA), the R&D arm of the global automotive, industrial, consumer goods and building technology supplier, will assist with the broad-based project...

2009-10-13 12:23:00

DUBAI, UAE, October 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Controls Systems LLC, the leading global automation Company, has announced the launch of a range of Smart Energy Meters. With the Pacific Controls smart metering technology, Home & Building owners will be able to monitor how much energy individual devices use. The newly launched device range is part of Pacific Control's offerings in its Green Home, Green Building Automation and Smart Grid segments of the market. (Photo:...

2009-10-06 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's world, consumers are looking to save money and become more responsible for themselves and the environment. Simple steps to reduce energy consumption can equate to savings in the bank as well as savings of precious natural resources. To provide consumers the tools needed to make decisions with economic and environmental benefits, ZiptoGreen has created a consumer friendly website that aggregates a multitude of information on energy efficiency...

2009-09-21 08:00:00

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Consert today announced the completion of smart grid pilot project installations with nearly 100 commercial and residential participants partnering with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission (FPWC) in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The pilot has helped local businesses and residents actively participate in the monitoring and control of their energy usage with savings of up to 40 percent. (Logo:...

2009-07-30 12:30:00

Most Studies For and Against Greenhouse Gas Reductions Are Misreading the Historical Record on Energy Efficiency; Study Proposes "Diagnostic Review" for More Accurate Gauging of Climate Legislation's Impact. WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The good news is that most economists - including both critics and supporters of climate and energy legislation -- are getting it wrong today when it comes to forecasting the impact of reducing greenhouse gases on the U.S. economy,...

2009-07-01 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the U.S. House of Representative approved a 1,500 page piece of legislation aimed at reducing America's output of carbon emissions, which supporters suggest contributes to global climate change. If implemented, the legislation would require a 17 percent reduction (from 2005 levels) in carbon emissions by 2020 and an 83 percent reduction by 2050. These will be very difficult goals to meet under the best of circumstances. But, even as...

2009-06-30 08:30:00

Philippine Property Manager Assists Clients with Energy Savings Initiative VANCOUVER, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC) is pleased to announce that its distributor, Smartcool SEA Pte. Ltd., based in Makati City, has signed a marketing agreement with CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. ("CBRE"). As part of the agreement, CBRE will recommend the use of Smartcool's innovative energy reduction technologies and assist Smartcool with the introduction and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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