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Why prompting production on the US Atantic Coast is so slow: Regulation and Environment

When it comes to pursuing new offshore oil and natural gas production, the Atlantic Coast is proving to be a tough target. In this week’s Oilgram News column, Regulation and Environment, Gary Gentile explains what’s currently happening — and what’s not happening — off the Eastern shores and why.   In the coming months, a double-engine propeller […]

Connected devices powering smart cities, homes to triple by 2020

The number of connected devices as part of the burgeoning industry known as the Internet of Things is expected to skyrocket 285% over the next five years, reaching 38.5 billion devices by 2020 from just 10 billion today, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Source: Connected devices powering smart cities, homes to triple […]

Study: Battery market to grow with IoT, smart technologies, clean energy

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Batteries are growingly flexible, thin, stretchy, curved, foldable, pin-sized and what not. It indicates that much is happening in the energy storage market as wearable devices and internet of things expand vistas for new applications of battery technology.Frost and Sullivan has published a news analysis on the implications of mega trends on batteries. The market […]

Smart cities and the Internet of Things – credit where it’s due

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Imagine a city without traffic congestion, parking spaces are always available, public transport runs efficiently, the hospitals work, pollution is reduced and any other annoyance you face on a weekly basis is eradicated. This is the city of the future; a city driven by data.Everything is interconnected – not just with physical roads but networked […]

Internet of Things changes OEM electronics outsourcing strategy

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

If two contract electronics providers send their sales people to pitch an OEM prospect. One wears a set of coveralls the other a nice clean suit. Who is the customer going to choose? The loud, forward-charging sales person trying to convince you to buy services, or the sophisticated enabler with knowledge-ready answers to questions about […]

Who said modular construction would save money on first of a kind units?

On July 27, 2015, the Wall St. Journal published an article written by Rebecca Smith titled Prefab Nuclear Plants Prove Just as Expensive. That piece has been widely shared and discussed on social media with more than 2700 shares on Facebook and more than 150 shares on Twitter as counted from the original article. Show More Summary

What Is Dominating Internet Of Things (IoT)?

There has been lot of interest shown by big companies on Internet of Things. That included Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), and several other companies. Show More Summary

Philips Taps into Silicon Valley’s IoT Tech Start-Ups

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, aims to collaborate with the world’s top technology start-ups, pushing the boundaries of connected lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center, one of the world’s largest accelerators, to mentor and partner […]

SunPort Plugs America Into 100% Solar Energy Without Requiring Purchase of Panels

The new SunPort Internet of Things (IoT), smart device is bringing the solar energy revolution to an electrical plug near you. Giving people the power to choose renewable energy, SunPort is the world’s first smart grid, solar delivery, plug-in device. It allows anyone to instantly use 100% grid-connected solar energy just by plugging it into […]

Coming Attractions?

The “not-a-scientist” meme is now officially political history. That does not, of course, prevent some politicians from living in the past. From The Briefing via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0Show More Summary

Cost Is No Longer The Obstacle For Solar

The cost of central station solar now beats the costs of coal and natural gas in Florida. The Age of Light is maturing. Props to Hazel Henderson. From greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagNShow More Summary

Jon Stewart On Climate Change, The Pope, And The Republican Front-Runners

This will be his final week. He is gonna be missed. From Jon Stewart 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");

Nova’s “Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail”

On July 29, 2015, a week before the August 6 commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, PBS (Public Broadcast System in the US) aired a documentary titled Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail. Unlike many efforts on similar topics, this one is worth watching. Show More Summary

Solar technology could give consumers the power to get off the grid

In the more than 130 years since Thomas Edison released the electric light bulb on the world, households have more or less gotten electricity one way. Build a power plant, string power lines in all directions until you’ve connected as many homes and businesses as possible, repeat.But in a nondescript white brick house a few […]

With IoT, appliance makers aim to create ‘smart homes’

A microwave that accepts voice-over-recipes, a washing machine that takes commands from a smartphone app and a Wi-Fi enabled air conditioner connected to a smartphone—Appliance makers in India plan to put these innovations together to create smart Indian homes for consumers.Internet of Things (IoT) that enables machines to interact with each other with minimal or […]

Transformational Trends Set to Change Batteries as We Know It, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Rapid advances in wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being mirrored by breakthrough innovations in battery technologies. Traditional chemistries and forms are giving way to radical batteries that are flexible, thin,...Show More Summary


Earth now halfway to UN global warming limit 29 July 2015 (New Scientist) “…All but one of the main trackers of global surface temperature are now passing more than 1 °C of warming relative to the second half of the 19th century…[and...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Climate Change Plan Includes Massive Growth in Solar

Hillary Clinton recently issued a renewable energy vision fact sheet that sets aggressive goals for solar and renewables as it acknowledges climate change. The document establishes Clinton as one of the few renewable energy advocates (and climate change conspiracists) in the 2016 presidential race. read more

Post-Sandy Rebuilding for Resiliency: Lessons From Long Beach, New York

My small bungalow in Long Beach, New York, sits one half block from the bay and one and a half blocks from the ocean. Hurricane Sandy required a gut renovation of my home's ground floor and required my next-door neighbors to demolish their house and rebuild a new one. But rebuild they did. read more

The Miracle of SolarCity

There’s a huge, ongoing, and justifiable obsession with Elon Musk and his ventures—chiefly Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, and SpaceX, his private spacecraft business. It’s not surprising a biography of the man was a best-seller this year. Show More Summary

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