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The paper propose an empirical definition of sustainable development, which is used for detailed conceptualiza-tion and operationalization into an index for comparing national polities. Patterns/gaps of sustainable develop-ment index performance among national polities using a sample of 132 countries are explored comparatively based on readily available secondary data. Finally, the fractal-based framework is used to make concluding ob-servations and discussions regarding national polities performance on sustainable development as an index of social sustainability, technological sustainability and environmental sustainability indications. Source

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A transport device for an electric vehicle charging device is provided. The transport module may include a platform having a through hole; a plurality of wheels coupled to a bottom surface of the platform; and a cable guide element coupled to the bottom surface of the platform beneath the though hole. When the transport module is coupled to the electric vehicle charging device, a service entrance cable extends from electric vehicle supply equipment of the electric vehicle charging device through the through hole and is supported and guided in the cable guide element. A portable electric vehicle charging device including the transport module may also be provided.

NEW ORLEANS, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at the Utility Analytics Week conference, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) announced the availability of its new Operations Optimizer solution, a powerful analytics application that creates insights from a variety of data sources to improve operational efficiencies and program performance for utilities and cities. Operations Optimizer is the next generation of the flagship solution from Detectent, which was acquired by Silver Spring in January 2015. Operations Optimizer provides integration with any data repository, including the Silver Spring SilverLink Data Platform. Available today, Operations Optimizer features four modules, AMI Operations, Grid Operations, Revenue Assurance, and Customer Programs, which are purpose-built to support key business functions out of the box, coupled with flexible configuration tools to support the unique needs of each customer’s business processes. “Robust analytics help utilities improve reliability, reduce outages, ensure safe operations for both utility personnel and the public, increase efficiencies, and strengthen the utility-customer relationship,” said Mike Madrazo, Vice President of Analytics Product Management, Silver Spring Networks. “Operations Optimizer offers the unique ability to bring together data analytics and an intuitive user interface as well as workflow and automation tools to meet a plethora of business challenges.” Rich Insights Unlocked With the New Operations Optimizer Solution Operations Optimizer is a powerful analytics solution that enables utilities and cities to improve operational efficiency and develop business processes and workflows by leveraging insights from a variety of internal and external data sources. The solution’s four distinct modules support a variety of immediate use cases and are also configurable to support future needs: Operations Optimizer analyzes data from over 30 million water, gas, and electricity meters, in both AMI and legacy environments, at more than 20 leading utilities across the United States. “We selected the smart grid analytics solution from Silver Spring Networks because of their unrivaled experience, which shines through in the depth of the functionality delivered out of the box,” said Tami Vallier, Customer Service Administrator, Glendale Water & Power. “We recently deployed Silver Spring Operations Optimizer to gain immediate insights into our data which will also further benefit us when we turn our focus to driving efficiencies in other parts of our organization.” For more information on today’s announcement, please visit the Silver Spring Utility Analytics Week Booth (# 109). About Silver Spring Networks Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 21.5 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks’ expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the benefits and performance capabilities of Silver Spring Network’s Operations Optimizer solution. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Silver Spring Networks' documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined an effort in court Wednesday to require the Maryland Public Service Commission to reconsider its approval of Exelon Corp.'s merger with Pepco Holdings. Frosh filed a friend of the court brief in an effort by the Office of People's Counsel, Maryland's consumer advocate, which filed a petition in Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County asking for judicial review after the PSC approved the $6.9 billion merger in May in a 3-2 vote. Advocacy groups such as Public Citizen petitioned the court as well. Chicago-based Exelon is the parent of Baltimore Gas and Electric. Frosh and other critics had been vocal about their opposition to the merger, which they claimed would harm utility customers by creating a near-monopoly and lead to rate hikes. The merger was approved in several states until it was rejected by Washington, D.C., regulators in August, though the D.C. PSC is in the midst of another review of the case. Frosh's filing argued that the merger would harm efforts to expand renewable energy. "If Exelon acquires Pepco and Delmarva, it would be in a position to exploit its dominance in Maryland to force us to consume more energy from power plants, and less from renewable and decentralized sources," Frosh said in a statement.

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