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Saskatchewan Utilities Work to Reduce Damage to Buried Lines

March 10, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance, Projects

SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SaskTel say they are expanding efforts in 2014 to reduce the number of incidents where damage occurs to buried power, natural gas and telecom lines. The three Crown utilities say they have seen, on average, a rising trend of infrastructure…

Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts

March 7, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

According to assessments by the National Research Council (NRC) and the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), U.S. energy infrastructure is increasingly…

Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

March 5, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

Gresham (OR) Mayor Shane Bemis, Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Bill Finch and Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard presented the survey findings on a national press…

Masdar Institute and MIT Partner to Make Micromachines for Oil Wells

March 3, 2014 - in Energy, Sensors

Scientists from Abu Dhabi and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are at work on tiny sensors no more than four millimetres wide that could be sent deep into oil wells. Dubbed smart-mud, after the drilling fluid that is shot into wells, the sensors would…

LEED Certification Fails to Increase Energy Efficiency

March 3, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

LEED Exposed, a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), released research showing that large privately-owned buildings in Washington D.C. certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design…

GHD Increases Efficiency with AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation

February 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Modeling

GHD, one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies, has achieved considerable cost savings by integrating AVEVA Electrical with AVEVA Instrumentation. Impressed with both its performance and the technical support…

Con Ed Agrees to Climate Change Plan

February 25, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

In a groundbreaking agreement, Consolidated Edison, one of New York’s major utility companies, will incorporate plans to protect the power system from the effects of climate change as part of a new multi-year rate plan. The settlement, reached Feb. 20 with…

Adjustments to Dam Operation Has Huge Impact on Salmon

February 25, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance, Projects, Water

By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb.…

Yotta’s Mayrise Online Celebrates Milestone Success

February 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy

More than 450 local authority, contractor and utility users are now accessing live service information and mapping via the Internet thanks to Mayrise Online solutions from Yotta. Using the highest performance, dedicated server technology advanced information…

Energizing Green Cities: Solutions to Meet Demand and Spark Economic Growth

February 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy

Cities in Southeast Asia (SEA) are growing twice as fast as the rest of the world and by 2030, it is expected that 70 percent of SEA population will live in cities. Worldwide, cities account for around two-thirds of global energy demand and greenhouse gas…