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A Veteran Blogger for Nuclear Energy Has Returned – Dan Yurman Now Publishing “Neutron Bytes”

A familiar hand has returned to the nuclear energy information challenge. Dan Yurman who published the outstanding and popular blog titled Idaho Samizdat has published his first post on the newly created Neutron Bytes. The post, titled...Show More Summary


The China Greentech Report 2014; Greener, Smarter, More Productive August 2014 (China Greentech Initiative) Executive Summary The China Greentech Report 2014 is the culmination of an open-source, commercial collaboration of more than...Show More Summary

Denmark aims for total renewable energy

14 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

HENRIK LUND of Aalborg University, Denmark, has told the 21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA) that Denmark will be able to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Lund was presenting a plenary lecture at CHISA, in Prague, and said that the switch  will require a holistic approach looking at so-called “smart Continue reading ?

Report: Mobile Usage on the Rise; Time Spent Increased 24 Percent

Recent research shows that Internet users in the U.S. are consuming more media on their mobile devices than on desktops, and within that mobile usage, apps account for the primary method of consumption by a wide margin. The "U.S. Mobile App Report" comes from comScore, a U.S. Show More Summary

MIT Takes a View on a New Climate Agreement

A new MIT report, Expectations for a New Climate Agreement, looks at the prospects for the expected Paris COP21 agreement actually changing the current global emissions pathway. The findings don’t give a lot to be hopeful about, but nevertheless are worthy of further review. read more

iPads Strong, but Not Invincible, in the Educational Sector

For a long time, Apple’s iPad was the undisputed leader in the educational device sector, but that standing now is under pressure.

Renewables and Resiliency Help Reverse a 30-Year Decline in US Transmission Investments

America has fallen behind when it comes to investing in new energy infrastructure. According to the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, energy companies have chronically under-invested in the electrical grid, oil and gas pipelines, and storage facilities for fuels. The organization gave America a sorry D+ grade for the shortfall. read more’s Top 6 Posts for August 2014

1. Navigating the Back-to-School Technology Craze If you’re a parent or simply one who likes to watch TV you’ve no doubt noticed the commercials advertising back-to-school supplies; you know, the ones that have been playing since the day after school finished for the summer. In fact, parents often find themselves buried under a torrent of [...]

Is Coal Really "Peaking" in China?

“While uncertainty over the changes in coal stockpiles still exists, we’re confident that the unbelievable may be at hand: peak coal consumption in China.” So concludes a recent blog post from Justin Guay and Lauri Myllyvirta. What does this recent (possible) dip auger for future emissions and energy trends in China? It's complicated. read more

EPA's Clean Power Plan: Texas's Last Stand or Last Hope?

The CPP will limit – for the first time ever – carbon emissions for existing power plants. Texas, the number one polluter in the country, needs to cut 195 billion pounds of carbon in the next 18 years, according to a Texas Tribune analysis. However, the EPA suggests Texas could easily meet its goal. read more

Energy Quote of the Day: Turning to Renewable Energy to 'Become Better Warfighters'

It’s no secret the US military seeks to increase its renewable energy production capacity as a way to reduce reliance on the sometimes unreliable civilian power grid while decreasing liquid petroleum consumption which is expensive and dangerous to transport. read more

Heading for Honduras: Dam & Dedications

I am sitting in Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) awaiting the third and last leg of my trip to San Pedro Sula. I will be there on behalf of the Ann Campana Judge Foundation, which has several potable water supply projects in the area. The community of Las Palmas will hold...

How US Territories Can Kick Their Oil Addiction

The 4 million inhabitants of US territories (3.6 million of which live in Puerto Rico) power their islands almost entirely with petroleum. And because the price of oil is relatively high, residential electricity prices in the territories are three to five times the price of mainland electricity. read more

Even in Deepwater Canyons, America's Corals At Risk

At the beach this summer, gazing out over the waves from the shoreline, it's hard to imagine the underwater world that lies just below the blue expanse: Partly because it’s so other-worldy, and partly because we just don't know very much about it. read more

Culture Imposed by Image Gently Carries Substantial Medical Risks

I’ve been engaged with the struggle to counter excessive fear of radiation for many years. Since I come at the battle from a perspective of the avoided benefits of nuclear energy production resulting from the imposed fear, I have been focused on that aspect of countering radiation misinformation. Show More Summary

New England Relying More on Natural Gas Along with Hydroelectric Imports from Canada

Electric operators in New England have been both generating more electricity from natural gas and importing more hydroelectric generation from Quebec over the past decade. These two sources of electricity are displacing the use of coal and oil as generation fuels in New England. read more

GAO Report: 'Drinking Water - EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement'

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is a GAO report from 27 June 2014 (but released to the public 28 July 2014): Drinking Water - EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement Download GAO_Underground_Sources_June_2014 Download GAO_DW_Underground_Fluids_Highlights The following is from the report's homepage. What...

Echelon Ditches the Smart Grid to Focus on the Internet of Things

As the smart meter market has hit the doldrums, we’ve seen a number of grid networking players start to look for opportunities in the “internet of things,” or IOT for short -- a broad term that can include everything from smart street lights and building controls to IT-enabled industrial equipment and medical devices. read more

The Economic Opportunity In The Climate Fight

The EU has cut emissions 18% while its GDP has grown 45%. It is now targeting a 40% emissions cut by 2030. Imagine the economic growth! From MelissaBloggerOne via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[Show More Summary

The Future Of Energy

It may sound like science fiction to some but the world is already on the way to this future and there is no stopping now. From Vestas via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(Show More Summary

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