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First Emissions-Free Fossil Fuel Power Plant Under Construction

First Emissions-Free Fossil Fuel Power Plant Under Construction

A power plant that will produce low-cost electricity with zero emissions is being built in La Porte, Texas. Net Power, a collaboration between Exelon Generation, CB&I, and 8 Rivers Capital, today said it has broken ground on the 50-megawatt demonstration plant, which it says it a “first-of-a-kind” power plant. The … Read more »

Screening Tool Reduces Chemical Compliance Burden by 66%

BOMcheck’s substance declarations and conflict minerals web database has published a new screening tool for the electrotechnical industry that reduces the time and cost of Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance by 66 percent. BOMcheck is a centralized database that helps companies manage supply chain compliance with … Read more »

IBM, Cisco Top Smart City Suppliers List

IBM, Cisco Top Smart City Suppliers List

IBM and Cisco have maintained their positions as the top two smart city vendors, according to a leaderboard report from Navigant Research. However, the competition in the market is becoming more serious as cities look to deepen their supplier relationships and plan for larger-scale programs and deployments. Schneider Electric, for … Read more »

‘First-of-a-Kind’ Clean Power Plant Moves Forward

‘First-of-a-Kind’ Clean Power Plant Moves Forward

NET Power says it has secured funding and agreements for its $140 million demonstration power plant, which it says produces no greenhouse gas emissions and includes full carbon capture without requiring expensive, efficiency-reducing carbon capture equipment. The company says the 50 MWt natural gas generation system is the first of … Read more »

IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’

IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’

IBM and Cisco are the top smart city suppliers, positioned to become global leaders in the market, Navigant Research says. The firm forecasts that the global smart city technology market will grow from $6.1 billion in annual revenue in 2012 to $20.2 billion by 2020. Smart cities integrate technology into … Read more »

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem and Johnson Controls currently lead the lithium ion (li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles market in terms of both strategy and execution, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Only three companies — LG Chem, Johnson Controls and AESC — are ranked as “leaders” in the report’s leaderboard … Read more »

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Toshiba Printer Allows Paper Reuse, Cuts CO2 Emissions 57%

Toshiba America Business Solutions’ latest multifunction product (MFP) incorporates an erasable toner that allows the reuse of paper and lessens carbon dioxide emissions by up to 57 percent, the company says. The e-STUDIO306LP/RD30 — with copy, print, scan and fax functions — can erase images and text output, allowing users … Read more »

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Standards & Compliance Briefing: WindMade Debut, GHS, Prop.65, EPD

WindMade has launched the first global consumer label for products made with wind energy. The WindMade Product Label can be applied to all products using a minimum 75 percent renewable energy, with wind power representing the largest share. The organization already offers a company-level label. The US Occupational Safety and Health … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Dell, HP, Samsung on WEEE; Texas Roadhouse’s First LEED

Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic, Toshiba, Dell and other electronics companies have called for changes to the UK’s compliance system for the EU waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive, saying the cost of compliance is too high, Lets Recycle reports. The companies made the statement through the Joint Trade Associations, a group … Read more »

Dell, Canon, Ricoh, Xerox Debut on EPEAT Imaging Equipment Registry

Canon, Dell, Ricoh and Xerox are the first manufacturers to have qualifying products listed in the new imaging equipment category of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, a global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT, which already operates a registry for computers and displays, finalized standards for imaging equipment last June. … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: IEEE Smart Grid, Toshiba and ISO 14001, ISO 50001

Four new updates to IEEE’s wireless communications technologies 802 family of standards are expected to improve the implementation of advanced metering infrastructure and communications network reliability. The updates cover Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems, and WirelessMAN-Advanced Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems. … Read more »