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Massachusetts vs. New York and the Energy Storage Race

Jobs, State Investments and Innovation Leadership Hinge on Race to Be Number One
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State governments are increasingly recognizing the strategic and tactical benefits of legislative initiatives regarding energy storage. As a strategy, incentivizing or mandating energy storage helps states achieve their greenhouse gas reduction goals. This is because increased energy storage capacity allows for increased renewable production capacity, as any over production can be used at a later time. By serving as a buffer between production and consumption, energy storage also helps alleviate concerns about the effects of a rapid rise in renewable energy exports to aging grids.

HPE and Tata Communications Now Building the First Large Scale LoRaWAN Command Center

by Nigel Upton, General Manager, Universal IoT Platform, HPE
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HPE and Tata Communications announced at Mobile World Congress, less than three months ago, a new relationship enabling the world’s largest LoRa network deployment, initially targeting over 400 million people. Three months is a long time in the Internet of Things (IoT) world for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Tata Communications. Of late, we have been busy creating the world’s next first. This time we focused on ‘Command and Control’.

The Smart City Puzzle: The Role of Utilities in Next-Gen Communities

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The term smart city has become ubiquitous in the technology world, and especially among the energy industry. But what does smart city really mean for utilities? How are utilities, as vital pieces of the smart city puzzle, working with municipalities and other entities to ensure seamlessly integrated systems? How do smart cities allow utilities to optimize the grid, and what does the “grid of the future” look like? 

Safe Tires a First Step on the Road to Zero

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If our nation is to eliminate preventable deaths everywhere, it will need to eliminate preventable deaths on the roads. We hope this can begin by using creativity and awareness to eliminate deaths on a stretch of highway southwest of Atlanta.

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If our nation is to eliminate preventable deaths everywhere, it will need to eliminate preventable deaths on the roads. We hope this can begin by using creativity and awareness to eliminate deaths on a stretch of highway southwest of Atlanta.

Seven Audacious Ideas to Reverse Global Warming

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How do we solve a problem like climate change? In the new book Drawdown, a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists propose 100 practical solutions.

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How do we solve a problem like climate change? In the new book Drawdown, a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists propose 100 practical solutions.

Corporate Sustainability Unfolding

by Christopher P. Skroupa
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Tam Nguyen is the global head of sustainability for Bechtel corporation, an international engineering and construction company. He directs the overall formulation and implementation of Bechtel’s sustainability strategy and integration process across the enterprise and into major projects. He also leads corporate initiatives, stakeholder and policy planning on a range of global issues, including climate change, human rights, and economic development. Mr. Nguyen serves as vice-chair of the corporate responsibility committee of the U.S.

Tetra Tech Celebrates Flagship Program Achievements in the Philippines

Commemorating 30 years of coastal zone and marine resources management improvement in the Philippines
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In June 2017 Tetra Tech celebrated five years of achievements by the Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECOFISH) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Tetra Tech and the ECOFISH team used innovative interventions and technological solutions to conserve marine biodiversity, enhance ecosystem productivity, and restore profitability of fisheries in key marine biodiverse areas.

Ashok Vaswani on How to Make Innovation Culture "Stick"

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“Culture is more important than spend,” says Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK. “Ultimately, people who are excited by technology want permission to do things. If you can give them that permission, that’s when exciting things happen. And who has that authority? It has to start at the top. The role of senior management is to make sure that folks like me don’t hold them up or create trouble for them. My job is to make sure that people get out of the way.”

SCS Global Services Verified First Carbon Offsets for Sustainable Rice Growing Methodology

Terra Global Capital Earned Carbon Credits for their Project
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SCS Global Services (SCS) would like to congratulate Terra Global Capital on managing the first Greenhouse Gas project to earn carbon credits from rice cultivation. As the third-party verification body, SCS verified this first-of-its-kind offset project under the American Carbon Registry, successfully proving the sustainable rice growing methodology demonstrated greenhouse gas reductions. This project was a prime illustration of innovation and collaboration with the rice growers, the project manager, the verification body, the scheme owner, and partners.

HPE and Tokyo Institute of Technology Build the World's Most Powerful Green Supercomputer

The HPE SGI 8600 system in the TSUBAME 3.0 cluster will be Japan’s fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer
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by Alain Andreoli, SVP and General Manager, Data Center Infrastructure Group

The amount of energy required to fuel today’s supercomputers is enormous and can create an immense drain on resources. This is because traditional supercomputers consume massive amounts of electrical power and produce high amounts of heat, requiring larger cooling facilities to be built to ensure proper performance. To address this challenge, a new breed of innovation is required, purpose-built to maximize efficiency without sacrificing performance and scale.

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