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Cost-Effective Energy Savings for Utilities

Sustainability management company Ecova has launched the Ecova Efficiency Platform, a cloud-based product providing integrated data analytics, real-time performance visibility and actionable insight to help utilities deliver programs that maximize energy savings and increase customer satisfaction. Show More Summary

YOUNG VOTERS BRING NEW ENERGY

UT Energy Poll Shows Generation Gap on Vital Energy Issues October 28, 2014 (University of Texas at Austin) “…[M]arkedly different perspectives on energy issues based on the age of voters…[could impact] the outcome of next week’s elections…The latest [University of Texas] Energy Poll, conducted Sept. Show More Summary

Tiny German village builds its own smart grid, and goes off grid

Germany’s well-publicized and much criticized (and praised) aggressive renewable energy program has primarily been viewed from the top down. The talk generally has been about the country’s electric infrastructure and government mandates and subsidies. Show More Summary

PSE&G’s triple play grid resilience strategy

About eight million customers were without power during or after Hurricane Sandy, and more than two million of them were in New Jersey. Since then, the utility has been working to ensure more customers continue to have service during a storm and that service can be restored faster afterward. via Smart Grid: PSE&G’s triple play Continue reading ?

Home automation more common in new homes

12 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Walk into a new model home and you may be surprised by how much modern technology has changed the look and feel of even the most basic home features. From light dimmers, and thermostat control to locking the doors as you drive away from your house, many tasks can now be managed through your cell Continue reading ?

NRDC's Initial Take on EPA’s New Ideas that Could Strengthen or Weaken the Clean Power Plan’s Carbon Pollution Limits

The EPA has continued its stakeholder outreach and listening process on its Clean Power Plan to clean up dangerous carbon pollution. The supplemental notice and new ideas that EPA issued for public comment on October 28th reflect EPA’s interest in hearing from all parties and getting the rule right. read more

Is President Obama Manipulating Gasoline Prices?

It's election season, and gasoline prices are falling. Pundits are breaking out the conspiracy theories. Robert Rapier debunks them.

Halloween Energy Vampires Survival Guide 2014

There are energy vampires lurking in your home that are disguised as normal appliances and electronics. These bloodthirsty monsters have a voracious appetite for sucking energy out of your electrical outlets and money out of your wallet, even when they’re turned off or in sleep mode. read more

Smarter Grid Solutions Launches Unique Suite Of Active Network Management Products for Smart Grids

15 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Smarter Grid Solutions specialises in Active Network Management – the technology that enables the integration of distributed and renewable energy resources, and manages their behaviour using real-time, autonomous and deterministic control. Show More Summary

How Solar PV Can Power A Carbon-Free Energy Revolution, In Four Charts

Can we build enough carbon-free energy, and can we do it fast enough, to avert the catastrophic effects of climate change without having to power this energy transition with fossil fuels that would undermine the whole transition? The answer is “yes.” read more

Does CDR Provide 'Moral Hazard' for Avoiding Deep Decarbonization of our Economy?

The “moral hazard” argument against CDR is that it could be a “Trojan horse” that fossil fuel interests will use to delay rapid decarbonization of the economy, as these fossil interests could use the prospect of cost-effective, proven, scaleable CDR technologies as an excuse for continuing to burn fossil fuels. read more

THE TASTE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Eight foods you're about to lose due to climate change; As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge Twilight Greenaway, 29 October 2014 (UK Guardian) "What does climate change taste like? …[M]any food production systems are becoming threatened. Show More Summary

LNG Transport Applications Abound; Offer Environmental Benefits

Intermodal transport – where goods arrive at major seaports and are transferred to trucks and trains – presents numerous economic and carbon emissions mitigation opportunities across the value chain by switching from fuels such as diesel to liquid natural gas. read more

THE WORLD’S BEST NEW ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

Climatescope 2014 – Global Study Shows Clean Energy Activity Surges In Developing World; China, Brazil and South Africa show wide diversity of clean energy investment opportunities 28 October 2014 (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) "Developing...Show More Summary

WORLD WIND IN RENEWED BUILD

Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030 Ari Phillips, October 22, 2014 (ClimateProgress) “Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost...Show More Summary

WORLD GEOTHERMAL RISING

A head of steam; Geothermal power sheds its hot-spring roots October 26, 2014 (The Economist) “Geothermal energy, long a poor relation among the more glamorous renewable technologies of wind and solar power, is poised to smarten its dowdy image…[There is] much to like about geothermal energy. Show More Summary

How Smart Will Our Homes Get? SPI Panel Takes a Look

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Smart homes have been talked about for a number of years now. These days, homes are becoming increasingly connected, with more technology being integrated into all aspects of the home. Despite this, homes cannot be considered smart yet, even though products within them are. At Solar Power International last week, a panel convened on this topic to Continue reading ?

Friday Energy Facts: Benchmarks Play an Important Role in Pricing Crude Oil

When analysts and media discuss crude oil prices, they typically refer to one of a small group of specific types of crude oil that are widely and actively bought and sold. The use of such benchmark crudes makes it easier for buyers and sellers to price the variety of crudes that are produced around the world. read more

VOC Treatment Expected to Reduce 99% of Emissions

Environmental technology company Tecam Group has signed an agreement with Bol&For Impresores, a flexible packaging manufacturer, for the supply of one exhaust air reduction system for the abatement of gas emissions emitted during the production process. Show More Summary

Company Fined $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations

Superior Crude Gathering has agreed to pay a $1.61 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas. The United States’ complaint alleges that Superior Crude discharged at least 2,200 barrels (or 92,400 gallons) of crude […]

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