smart gas meter Articles

  • Smartest smart meter: The gasoline pump?

    Americans do many things well. These things do not include sacrifice of creature comforts. So it came as a surprise to see US Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash) suggest we can avert 20% of our energy use if we take short “military showers” over 20 weeks.  Who the heck is going to do that? We already know from Jimmy Carter-era energy policies that lecturing Americans does not result in sustained ...

  • Smart meters: Truly a cure for energy blindness?

    And now for a dose of reality.   No doubt smart meters are a good thing, but even their most ardent fans must admit that a degree of hoopla surrounds these little digital boxes. We hear that if consumers can just see how much power they use in real time, and what it costs, our energy woes will be no more.   Smart meters will even cure the blind. The energy blind that ...

  • Why we need to get enthusiastic about smart energy meters

    The national rollout of smart energy meter systems will give power back to consumers while helping to create a sustainable energy future - but only if the technology is adopted enthusiastically. Paul Rafis explains why we need to promote a culture of proactivity to make the smart meter project successful.   The fight for energy sustainability is being ...


    By Business Gas.com

  • Smart Series-Odor Management

    Tackling odors at composting facilities is a manageable task made simpler by inventorying and treating all sources and tapping into technology advances. Perhaps one of the most difficult realities that had to be faced 15 to 20 years ago by the composting universe is that the phrase, “odor-free” - at least when it comes to composting - is probably an oxymoron. Feedstocks that biodegrade within the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Hydro Nano Gas could be the Answer for Neutralizing Carbon Fuel Emissions

    Hydro Infra Technologies (HIT), a Swedish clean tech company based in Stockholm, has developed an innovative patent pending approach for neutralizing carbon fuel emissions by generating a novel gas called Hydro Nano Gas (HNG). In spite of all the advancement happening in the energy sector, globa economies are ...

  • Is green energy our new plastics industry?

    If The Graduate were written today, Mr. McGuire’s career tip to Benjamin probably would have been “green,” rather than “plastics.” But it’s likely Benjamin would have responded in the same quizzical way: “Just how do you mean that, sir?” It was difficult to envision the vast number of new products, businesses and careers that would emerge from the plastics industry following World War II. The ...

  • Why buy a Colorimeter

    Cyanide in your Juice? Mercury in your chicken soup? Your well water seems a little brown? Your wine causes you to pucker? There is a way to test for unknowns in solutions, waters and fluids. A colorimeter used to interpret the absorbance and/or transmittance of light entering a fluid, may be the way. ...


    By Geotechnical Services, Inc

  • The seven levers of energy management: A formula for success

    Remember when energy was easy? You got a bill from the utility and you paid it. Then came the deregulation of natural gas, then electricity, the need to audit bills, energy service companies with their shared savings models, risk management, demand response programs, smart meters, carbon footprinting and incentives for renewables. Back then, nobody bothered you much about energy either. Today, ...

  • Providing Precision Flow Control Solutions for Critical Biomolecular Research

    When scientists at the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) in the United Kingdom needed instrumentation to control the flow of gases in their research, they turned to Litre Meter, a UK distributor for Sierra Instruments, and the SmartTrak 100 series mass flow meters and ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • It’s the environment, stupid

    If Harry Truman were running for president today, he’d probably ‘Give ‘em Green,’ rather than ‘Give ‘em Hell.’ Bill Clinton’s campaign slogan would be, ‘It’s the environment, stupid.’ And Herbert Hoover might be promising a solar panel on every roof, rather than a chicken in every pot – and the pot would sit on a smart-metered stove, powered by a plug-in hybrid, eligible for renewable energy ...

  • Dry Ice –Carbon Dioxide: Where is it being used and how to handle safely?

    Carbon dioxide, in its solid form, is colder than ice.  It is so cold, in fact, that handling it without protection can cause frostbite.  It does not melt, but instead dissipates into a gas that can be dangerous to breathe.  This substance is called dry ice, and, when handled properly, has many useful applications. The most practical use of dry ice is to keep things cold. It can be ...

  • Environmental surveys

    This is a collection of various cases where the 2D resistivity imaging method pioneered by Advanced Geosciences Inc have been successfully applied. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Update: For period 1 July–30 September 2010

    LEGISLATION PUBLIC BILLS Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Bill [HL] 2010-11 The Bill's First Reading took place on 26 July and marked the start of the Bill's journey through the House of Lords. The Second Reading and the general debate on all aspects of the Bill are yet to be scheduled. The Bill would require a minimum distance be ...


  • State of the environment industry

    The current economic downturn has exacted a heavy toll on many industry sectors. The collapse of the banking and finance system, the humbling failures of the big three North American automakers, and slowdowns in construction and housing market spending have prompted massive injections of government cash to keep the wheels of commerce turning - however slowly. In the US the Associated Builders and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • British Columbia releases Climate Action Plan and a blueprint for change

    The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America. Based on the breadth and depth of issues covered in the Plan, he may be right.'The plan outlines a roadmap ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Xylem facilities, pumps ready for DOE compliance

    Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements 3+ years early Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy, more than three years in advance of the 2020 compliance date. In addition, ...

  • Report: Energy industry sustainability efforts could save water

    Utilities, the oil and gas industry, and governments all use a lot of water. A recent report from Barclays Bank and the Columbia Water Center says that innovation by these organizations could help them become more efficient and sustainable, reducing their use of fresh water to better protect the valuable resource. According to the analysts, a focus on water management best practices could ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Replacement of Hot Caustic Paint Stripping Process with High Pressure Water Jet System: Ford Australia

    Ford Australia Ltd replaced an existing hot caustic paint stripping process, used for cleaning car skids, with a high pressure water jet system. This project has resulted in annual savings in the order of $300,000 from reduced chemical, energy and waste disposal costs. Significant improvements in paint quality were also achieved through the ability to clean the skids on a more regular basis than ...


  • Lessons from the C40 Mayors Summit: Scaling Up Solutions for Resilient, Livable Cities

    More than 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. So cities represent the single-greatest opportunity for targeted, meaningful actions that create impact on the ground, improve the quality of life for billions of people, and reduce the risks of climate change. This ...

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