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  • Fugro Chooses StratITsphere for IT Infrastructure, Security & Disaster Recovery Overhaul

    Fugro Inc., a Texas-based oilfield services company, recently hired StratITsphere to implement and provide its primary collocation site. "The types of projects we need to have done require specialized expertise that's beyond what you find in a good company IT department," said Adam Lee, Fugro's manager of information technology. "I've worked with StratITsphere's team in the past, and they are ...


    By Fugro

  • Chemical security

    The slow implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in the USA as part of homeland security and anti-terrorism measures is leaving chemical plants vulnerable and putting at risk the safety of American citizens, according to research published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures. Maria Rooijakkers and Abdul-Akeem Sadiq of the School of Public and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Sciences' Plan for Energy Security Confirmed by Major Louisiana GTL Project

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make gasoline and other transportation fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced that recent plans for a major project in Louisiana confirm that a gas-to-liquids (GTL) strategy is the country's best approach for energy independence. Byron Elton, Carbon Sciences CEO, commented, "It is clear that ...


    By Marketwire

  • President Obama to outline plan for America`s energy security

    FACT SHEET: America's Energy Security Rising prices at the pump affect everybody - workers and farmers; truck drivers and restaurant owners.  Businesses see it impact their bottom line.  Families feel the pinch when they fill up their tank.  For Americans already struggling to get by, it makes life that much harder.  That's why we need to make ourselves more secure and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Statutory security of supply report

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change has today published the annual Statutory Security of Supply Report (SSSR) that looks at the UK’s energy security for this winter and up-coming winters. ...

  • Energy security - an imperative for the EU

    The recent gas crisis that has affected several EU countries, leaving them without gas in the coldest of winter weather, has put energy security as one of the highest priorities on the EU's agenda. At the meeting on 19 February, the Energy Council adopted conclusions on the Commission's communication 'Second Strategic Energy Review - an EU energy security and solidarity action plan', which was ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • The energy security challenge

    Speech by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to the Economist UK Energy Conference. Originally given at Marriott Hotel, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. INTRODUCTION It’s a great pleasure to be with you here this morning. This summit is taking place at ...

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Reinventing the city - greening urban infrastructures

    Cities play a vital role in the quest to achieve global ecological sustainability. They are the largest contributors to greenhouse gases and climate change. However, through sustainable construction and the better use of urban infrastructure, cities could become a critical leverage point in global efforts to drastically reduce emissions and avoid the social and economic costs associated with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Securing Britain’s Energy Future

    INTRODUCTION It’s an honour to be asked to give the inaugural Annual International Energy Lecture here at the UCL Energy Institute. And I’m delighted to be making the speech today, when Royal Assent has been given to the Energy Bill – so we now have the Energy Act 2013. Thanks to any of you who’ve helped in its birth. Now in June 2014 the Institute ...

  • UK renewables infrastructure investor day

    Introduction Thank you to RBC and to John Musk for convening this important and timely conference. I am delighted to kick off and would like to provide my personal view on the renewable sector in 2014 and its role in the wider economy. And that is where I would like to start. Growth has returned to the UK. We are beginning to see the positive impact of our policies as ...

  • Securing Canada`s energy future

    Canada's biggest challenge as an energy exporting country is security of demand, and Asia offers the greatest opportunity to respond to this challenge, according to a taskforce report released recently by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC) and the Canada West Foundation. The report, entitled 'Securing Canada's Energy Future,' outlines the case for making a broad-based Canada-Asia energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Farming revolution `route to water security`

    Investing in agricultural infrastructure, from roads to fertilisers, will cut water wastage on a scale greater than any other intervention and is the best way to solve the world's water problems, a leading specialist has said. Colin Chartres, director general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, was talking to SciDev.Net to highlight the launch of a book he has co-written ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Energy Bill to support energy security

    The Energy Bill is part of our long-term plan to back business, create jobs to provide lasting economic security for working people, and secure the recovery for the benefit of families across the UK. The Bill also supports our work to power the economy with clean, ...

  • Securing UK’s leadership in Climate Science

    60 million of investment in the Met Office Hadley Centre’s Climate Programme was announced by the Government today aimed at maintaining the UK’s place as a global leader in climate research and modelling. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “As we face the impacts of climate change over the coming decades it is vital that we understand what the future holds ...

  • IEEE and FERC to Address Energy Infrastructure and Market Challenges

    December 2, 2016 -- IEEE has announced the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address energy infrastructure and related market challenges due to the significant changes in energy supply, demand and technology. The MOU was officially signed into order by Barry L. Shoop, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Stimulating private investment in green infrastructure - A how to guide

    A new report from OECD identifies how governments can scale-up private investment towards greener infrastructure,e.g. in energy, transport and water sectors, to address climate change and local development goals. The report, Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework: The Case of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WRG awards GBP 7m waste infrastructure subcontract

    Welsh civil engineering firm Jones Bros Ruthin has won £7 million contract to build waste infrastructure in Yorkshire as part of a two year deal. The work is part of a wider WRG tendering process to secure engineering contractors for all of its landfill site works. Jones Bros Ruthin has opened an area office in Wakefield to co-ordinate the regional work. Under the deal, the company will ...

  • The Prime Minister`s speech on National Infrastructure: Energy

    "The next area where we are planning bold transformation is energy. We need to find diverse, secure sources of energy that can meet demand, keep prices stable and cut the impact of carbon on the planet. But this is the problem we inherited. We’re powering our country through an out-of-date, inefficient grid and ageing, polluting power stations. We need to replace ...

  • New energy infrastructure investment to fuel recovery

    Government action to unlock up to £110 billion energy infrastructure investment and support up to 250,000 jobs by 2020 Capacity Market to be initiated in 2014 to bring on gas and other flexible electricity supply to meet future demand and reduce risks to security of supply from winter 2018 Renewable Strike Prices to help renewables ...

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