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Samsung launches Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at a glittering ceremony

After receiving outstanding response in the international market, Samsung introduced its coveted new models, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, to the mobile-savvy Pakistani market on April 15. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were...Show More Summary

Good Golly! Groundwater Governance Galore!

2 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The Groundwater Governance group released three publications at the recently- concluded 7th World Water Forum. Here is the blurb for the GWG homepage: A Special Edition of the project outputs Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance, Shared Global Vision for Groundwater Governance 2030 and Global Framework to Achieve the Vision on...

Cylon.js Makes Internet of Things Development As Easy As Web Development – Open Source JavaScript Robotics and IoT Framework Releases Version 1.0

Cylon.js ( the open source robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) framework has just reached a major milestone today with the release of version 1.0. Now supporting over 35 different hardware and software platforms, the JavaScript framework can also connect using Machine to Machine (M2M) API standards such as REST and MQTT. “We created Cylon.js […]

Energy News: 'Nodes and Connections' - How Solar-Plus-Storage Could Be a Game Changer

Advanced energy is an industry full of innovative technologies. This week it’s time for energy storage to shine—and we mean that literally. At the top of the news this week is energy storage systems paired with small-scale solar installations, creating mini-microgrids. read more

A Reborn GridPoint Goes Deep Into Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

In its first decade of existence, GridPoint raised nearly $300 million in VC funding, bought a half-dozen smaller startups — and then ousted CEO Peter Corsell, laid off much of its staff, and more or less disappeared from view in the smart grid, EV charging and home energy analytics fields it had sought to command. […]

The President, Florida, And Climate Change

The President dares to talk climate change in Florida, where the Governor has banned use of the term in the state government. From The White House via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getShow More Summary

Bill Maher On Climate Change Zombies

The Angry Professor explains here why politicians deny climate change. From BetterUpMedia via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Climate Change Denial Disorder

A condition not yet listed in the ICDM. Rx: A Q-tip. From Funny or Die Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Fostering U.S.-Russia Energy Innovation

"All the technology that wows us, all the portability that we have quickly gotten used to, is based on lithium ion batteries. There is an intense interest in still higher capacity batteries," says Carl V. Thompson, co-director of the Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage. read more

'Legacy' Emissions and Beyond-Neutrality Corporate Emission Reduction Targets

While eliminating future emissions is an important first step on the pathway to stabilizing our climate, few companies are talking about how they can deal with the fact that a significant percentage of their emissions from previous decades of doing business still remain in the atmosphere. read more

Modest Wave of VC Funding Rolls In for Cleantech

It's too early to call it a rebound in cleantech venture capital. That might take an entire generation to fix itself. But, in the meantime, there's been a small surge of venture capital funding of cleantech companies in the last few weeks. Here's a quick roundup. read more

Stakeholders Gather to Discuss How Time-Variant Electricity Pricing Can Work in New York

Last week, Environmental Defense Fund co-hosted a successful forum on residential time-variant electricity pricing – which allows customers to pay different prices for electricity depending on when it is used – within the context of New York’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ proceeding. read more

Will Inc.’s Internet of Things Ambitions Pan Out?

13 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) recently unveiled the Dash Button, a tiny button that can be stuck or clipped to various surfaces around the home. When pressed, the device automatically orders preset consumable products such as Glad trash bags, Gillette razors, Cottonelle toilet paper, Huggies diapers, and Tide detergent. Show More Summary

Half way through the General Election, who is winning the battle on social media?

“There is plenty of data … to give a clear indication at this stage in the campaign of what is working and what is not. And at first glance, there is plenty for Labour to be cheered about. An analysis by the Guardian and the social media monitoring company Brandwatch of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and […]

Microgrids for emergency management

15 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

SolarCity recently announced a new microgrid project, introducing their microgrid as an emergency management tool. The technology is already being used by companies, universities and even residents as a complement to their main energy source in areas all across the world — but emergency management is becoming an important reason for organizations to consider their […]

Dominion's Natural Gas Gamble Looks Risky for Ratepayers

Dominion Resources and its regulated subsidiary, Dominion Virginia Power, are gambling big on natural gas. But while the utility giant will be a winner if gas prices stay low over the next 20 years, the risk of losing this bet is very real—and the risk is being borne disproportionately by Virginia consumers. read more

Neurio device makes ordinary homes ‘smart’ for $250

21 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The idea of a device that constantly keeps an eye on your home and can tell you which electrical devices are running at any one time, may sound appealing when it comes to saving energy and money. Now there’s a device called Neurio that claims to make any ‘ordinary home smart’ and even tells you […]

BCC Research Expects US Home Automation Industry to Reach US$10.3 Billion in 2019 with Infotainment a Major Driving Sector

23 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

BCC Research reveals in its new report on the U.S. market for home automation systems and devices that this industry is expected to reach close to $10.3 billion in 2019, and register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% during the forecast period. BCC Research reveals in its new report on the U.S. market […]

SCE continues grid upgrades with $12 million investment in Santa Barbara

With aging infrastructure across the United States, utilities are working to upgrade their systems — and are doing so in all different ways. Southern California Edison (SCE) has announced a $12 million investment into improvements in downtown Santa Barbara. Show More Summary

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