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PG&E Tests Battery Storage

Continuing to lead the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, California in October 2013 enacted AB2514, legislation that requires the state’s investor-owned utilities to acquire 1.325 gigawatts of energy storage capacity by 2020. Show More Summary

UK kicks off energy storage trial

UK Power Networks has started a two-year trial of the Smarter Network Storage facility at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. The scheme will help pave the way for greater integration of renewables generation on the UK grid and involved installing a 6MW/10MWh battery at a substation site. S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos collaborated to deploy Continue reading ?

The internet of things: a second digital revolution worth trillions

The government’s chief scientific adviser has released his long-awaited review on the internet of things (IoT), which was commissioned by the Prime Minister earlier this year. Sir Mark’s Walport’s review is comprehensive and authoritative. Show More Summary

With US Nuclear in Decline, Scientists and Analysts Urge Support for Next-Generation Technologies

Even with countries like China and India looking to boost their low-carbon energy supplies with nuclear, project developers around the world have faced long delays, cost overruns, and strong competition from natural gas and distributed resources, as well as policies designed to phase nuclear out entirely. read more

3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the ‘Internet of Things’

The “Internet of Things,” or IoT, is a buzzword that’s been thrown around a lot lately. So what does it really mean? The IoT is a term developed to describe a wireless network of “things” containing embedded technology that communicate without human interaction. For example, a “thing” can be a wireless blood pressure monitor, a Continue reading ?

Untapped Incentives for Energy Efficiency Projects

As an EDF Climate Corps fellow back in 2013, one task that was of particular interest to me was figuring out how to help my host organization fund, in whole or in part, its efficiency upgrades. In my research, the most unique funding source I found was the energy efficiency forward capacity market. read more

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW CALIFORNIA IS INCENTIVIZING SOLAR TO SOLVE THE DUCK CURVE

How California is incentivizing solar to solve the Duck Curve; South-facing systems produce more solar, but west-facing panels may produce more valuable solar to the grid. Herman K. Trabish | October 13, 2014 (Utility Dive) UD-West-Facing2-10-5-2014...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: IS SUNZIA READY TO DELIVER NEW MEXICO WIND TO PHOENIX AND LOS ANGELES?

Is SunZia ready to deliver New Mexico wind to Phoenix and Los Angeles?; After years of fighting for permits, SunZia is about to get a green light—or a lawsuit. Herman K. Trabish, October 9, 2014 (Utility Dive) The SunZia Transmission Project just won a hard-fought peace with the U.S. Show More Summary

CES 2015 to Focus on Connected Home Devices Market

The connected home is one of the hottest topics being discussed today, and with CES 2015 taking place next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, new innovations are sure to be on display. Although the drive to create a smarter and more efficient home increases daily, driven by mobile devices interacting with numerous connected objects and Continue reading ?

Lima COP Negotiations Recap: Interesting Implications for the CDR Field

On the bright side of the COP 20 outcome, some commentators are still more optimistic than ever that a meaningful deal will be reached in the next COP negotiations in Paris in 2015. This optimism springs from a proposed plan to have individual nations to develop their own emission-reduction commitments. read more

Net neutrality, Google Fiber highlight transition, change in 2014: Year in Review

As we look to close out yet another year here at FierceTelecom, it's time to reflect back on the major news themes of the past year. Net neutrality and consolidation were just a couple of the key topics that will continue to dominate the industry. Once you've checked out this year's biggest stories, let us know what you think in the comments.

GE’s Smart Electric Car Charging Stations Can Charge Cars, Save Money Too

11 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

If you live in a regular suburban detached home, the chances are that your electricity bill is metered by the kilowatt-hour, with your monthly or quarterly bills detailing the number of kilowatt-hours your house has consumed. If you’re lucky, you might even get a discount for the electricity you use during off-peak hours, something that’s Continue reading ?

Energy Quote of the Day: On Approaching an Oil Price Floor

It appears the largest oil price decline since the 2008 economic and financial crises could be reaching a bottom. Maybe. Benchmark global oil futures prices rebounded recently partially due to comments made by Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi that appear to have, at least temporarily, calmed the market. read more

Mining the Climate Data

It is confounding to understand how otherwise highly technically literate individuals can be collectively blind to the climate record. The bonanza that can be derived from mining that record is the most significant and beneficial legacy we can leave our children. read more

Equinix Gives Itself REIT Status for Christmas

It’s official. When New Year’s Day rolls around, Equinix will be a REIT. The company’s board of directors voted on the subject yesterday before heading home for Christmas, unanimously approving the conversion it began working on a couple years ago. … [visit site to read more]

Cox close to wrapping up Homelife roll out

13 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

With Baton Rouge, La. going live last week, Cox Communications is close to having its home automation and security service launched across its entire footprint. The Cox Homelife service, which was first trialed in Phoenix three years ago, will be completely launched once Cox deploys it in Florida and Georgia in early February. In addition Continue reading ?

Boeing Partners with Blackberry to Produce Ultra Secure “Black” Smartphone

At first glance U.S. government defence contractor Boeing’s first attempt at a secure military grade smartphone is really nothing to look at, yet one more plain looking cloak and dagger device aimed at keeping snooping eyes away from one’s private data. But where other such offerings have been geared towards keeping Big Brother at bay, [...]

Samsung Boots Up Its Smart Home Division

15 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Yoon C. Lee, a vice president in Samsung’s (005930:KS) consumer electronics division, is giving a tour of his household in Oakland, Calif., from 8,000 miles away in Seoul. By swiping the screen of his Galaxy S5 phone, he can switch among camera views in the living space, foyer, and backyard, toggle his electronic deadbolts, flip Continue reading ?

India, Climate, and the Coal Conundrum

The gridlock in another round of UN climate talks stems from fundamentally conflicting interests. The only effective solution will come not from the regulatory approach the UN has emphasized but rather from the technical fix: developing breakthrough technologies that can provide cheap clean energy alternatives. read more

Where smart grid investment is headed in 2015

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Northeast Group, LLC has released the findings of its Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2015 report. The annual report’s findings show which markets are most likely to invest in smart grid technology in the coming year. Since theShow More Summary

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