BDI Newsletter July 2017

We bring you the round-up of latest news, events, trends and developments in the diamond and jewelry industry  Lab-grown Diamonds  1. Ada Diamonds discovers undisclosed mined diamonds in parcels of Lab-grown Stories about Lab-grown diamonds being mixed with mined diamonds are not new, but in a first of its kind incident, …

One Month until #WWWeek 2017 in Stockholm with the Toilet Board Coalition!

JOIN US AT SIWI’S #WWWEEK IN A SPECIAL EVENT ‘BUSINESS APPROACHES TO WASTE TO RESOURCE MODELS’ The Toilet Board Coalition, a business led public-private partnership supporting business solutions and innovation for self-sustaining sanitation systems, will share at WWW 2017 its exciting progress on private sector engagement in sanitation for all …

States Can Save Consumers and Businesses $113B with New Appliance Standards

States Can Save Consumers and Businesses $113B with New Appliance Standards   Washington, DC (July 26, 2017): States could save consumers and businesses $113 billion by adopting new efficiency standards for products such as computers and faucets, according to a new report, States Go First: How States Can Save Consumers Money, …

USGBC NE FL eNews

  USGBC Northeast Florida Events/ News UPCOMING ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES  Webcast: Creating Demand for Zero Energy August 3, 2017; 12:00 PM (EST) SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER ROUND TABLE (SORT) August 4, 2017; 11:30 AM (EST) – 1:00 PM (EST) Are you a Sustainability Professional, such as an Energy Manager or Sustainability Director?  Then …

Solar weekend: China’s 7.2-GW milestone

Next Level Design — New-School Solar Software Providers Take on the Incumbents Jennifer Delony | July 18, 2017 Solar design software industry stakeholders are working out the best approach to giving developers access to all the tools they need to provide accurate and efficient services. Read more » Likana Solar …

Wind news: Utilities buying more wind

Contract Wins and Acquisitions Further Growth of Global Offshore Wind Industry Jennifer Runyon | July 17, 2017 The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country, meeting 5 percent of total national demand. That figure is likely to grow, with the sector predicted to be… Read more …

Hackers targeting power plants

Features U.S. officials: Hackers targeting power plants The techniques resemble those of Russian hacking group Energetic Bear Read more » Adapting to a changing landscape with fuel cell technology Utilities have been required to invest heavily in their operations at a time when electricity sales are generally flat or in …