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Verizon releases 2015 Internet of Things report

| Energy Efficiency

Verizon has issued its “State of the Market: The Internet of Things 2015” report. Among the sectors discussed in the 24-page report are energy and utilities. Continue reading

Corn Mandate Elimination Act “wrong, misguided”

| Renewable Energy

Thursday, members of the Fuels America coalition called the Feinstein-Toomey Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015, which calls for the elimination of a “corn mandate” in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), “a misguided solution in search of a problem.” In introducing the bill, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. and Pat … Continue reading

Redefining Sustainability

| Materials

Brooks Gentleman, the owner of architectural restoration company Re-view, serves as a reminder that “sustainable” has multiple definitions. He maintains that the design community, manufacturers, and construction companies must design, build, and construct buildings and their components to last for generations to truly qualify as sustainable. Continue reading

EIA: Distillate fuel sulfur content reduction no threat to energy content

| Air/Emissions

Since 2006, most distillate fuel has had less than 15 ppm of sulfur, a change from the early 1990s, when high-sulfur diesel had an average sulfur content of 3,000 ppm. According to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), this change has improved air quality by reducing sulfur emissions with only a minor effect on the average energy content of distillate fuel consumed in the U.S. Continue reading

Clean Burn names new president

| Air/Emissions

Clean Burn LLC, Janesville, Wis., has named Jeff Townsend as president, succeeding Barry Brandt, who now is CEO. Continue reading

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