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From T&D World: Germany is moving toward a nuclear-free future, but pessimism regarding the cost and reliability of renewable energy resources implies that smart grid technologies will be vital in order to keep the nation’s power on, states new research from GlobalData.

From Food Management: Local Artisan is part of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan, a comprehensive sustainability initiative that also includes other tools to help locations make progress on goals like local sourcing, seasonable menu development, sustainable ingredients, varied and balanced food options and supporting local communities.

From EC&M: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) standard for distribution equipment recently received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

From T&D World: Culminating a six-year initiative that began in January 2007 to enhance metering service to its 2.4 million customers, Georgia Power has installed its final digital meter in South Georgia.

From HPAC Engineering: On Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, HPAC Engineering magazine will present a free Webinar titled "Improving Energy Efficiency and Indoor Comfort Through New Advancements in Indoor Air Quality Monitoring," sponsored by Honeywell.

From American School & University: Public school districts in Maryland can apply for state funding to reduce their energy consumption as part of a new $25 million green schools initiative, the Maryland Energy Administration says.

From Waste Age: PHG Energy will build a waste-to-energy facility in Covington, Tenn., from waste supplied by the city.

From Restaurant Hospitality: In most foodservice operations, you need at least one type of oven, but the trick is to be sure that you match your cooking needs to the proper oven type and size.

From Lodging Hospitality: More than half of the guests at the Sheraton Dallas — and many hotels — travel with multiple connection devices. They carry laptops, smart phones, iPads, iPods and more.

From Food Management: The Kraft YES Pack, an innovative and eco-friendly dressings package for the foodservice industry, has been awarded the coveted DuPont Packaging Award for innovation.

From EC&M: Solar power, which makes up a tiny part of California's overall energy mix, will account for the biggest piece of the state's renewable energy pie by the end of the decade, according to the state's largest utilities.

From Industry Week: But researchers say methane found in drinking water samples are not tied to fracking.

From T&D World: In conjunction with its upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) has released a new case study that examines the impact on acceptance and adoption when customers are offered time-differentiated and other types of pricing options.


From Supermarket News: Brookshire Brothers, which operates 72 supermarkets in Texas and Louisiana, recently launched a facility-wide lighting update including in-store, parking lot, exterior signage and refrigerated case fixtures.

From Industry Week: Research suggests 'high probability' of earthquakes resulting from CCS-related fluid injection.

From T&D World: According to IDC Energy Insights' Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker, the global smart meter industry shipped nearly 7.0 million meters in the first quarter of 2012. Shipments were up 28.8% year over year with shipments projected to grow 111.3% on an annual basis from 2011 to the end of 2012.


From HPAC Engineering: ASHRAE recently announced the publication of the second edition of its book “Datacom Equipment Power Trends and Cooling Applications.”

From Waste Age: A waste and recycling hauler and a waste-to-energy firm have begun constructing an organic waste recycling center and a natural gas fueling station in Sacramento, Calif.

From EC&M: PG&E recently announced that it accepted the Better Buildings Challenge from the White House and U.S. Department of Energy, becoming a Better Buildings Challenge Utility Ally.