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President Hillary Clinton Will Oppose Crude Oil Exports

If Hillary Clinton becomes president, Robert Rapier explains the implications on 2 high profile energy issues.

Mumbai turning smart with IoT

In a latest update, Connode is working with Reliance Energy in Mumbai as the strategic partner for communication solutions and applications using Intel IOT Gateways for building a SmartSustainable City Network in Mumbai. In the first phase, Reliance will connect the smart meters, streetlights and distribution automation equipment in Mumbai, using Intel IOT Gateways and […]

California needs a higher-tech way to lower water use

California is in its fourth year of a serious drought. In April 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown renewed his emergency declaration and imposed a mandatory 25 percent statewide water reduction. This means all Californians need to reduce water use from 2013 levels. As the drought persists, tensions in the state have mounted as urban and agricultural […]

Colbert On China’s Air

He’s back and as good as ever: “China announced it will limit its greenhouse gas emissions, bringing them down from the current level of infinite…” From The Late Show With Stephen Colbert via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fShow More Summary

Wind Starts A Movement

An emerging grassroots movement wants the nation to get 35% of its power from wind power by 2050. Check PowerOfWind “How can people not be behind this?” From AmericanWindEnergy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getEleShow More Summary

Al Gore Talks Politics And Climate Change

“If you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be sure it didn’t get there by itself.” From lowkell 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");

Renewable Integration to Drive Grid-Connected Battery Storage

The grid-connected utility-scale battery storage market is expanding rapidly, driven by impressive technological breakthroughs and growth in manufacturing capabilities. The rising profile of the market has caught the attention of governments,...Show More Summary

Telstra CEO eyes innovation through startups, IoT, M2M

Telstra is looking to stay ahead of the curve by encouraging technological innovation through collaboration with startups, machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT) — but said that ensuring its network continues to be the best in Australia is still at the core of its business, and the driving force behind being able […]

Europe leads in solar tech, but not smart grids 

Suppliers already know the business potential of the solar energy system market. But a major conference in Germany last week demonstrated how European researchers are putting the region in a leading position in the development of photovoltaics, the core technology for solar power.The message is that investment in R&D can be used by the industry […]

Smart grid pilot: LADWP hires Brillio to execute grid automation

In the US, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has signed up technology consultancy Brillio to execute a smart grid pilot programme.The Los Angeles city utility said this week it plans to develop an advanced smart grid infrastructure to generate better insights into energy consumption patterns and help LADWP streamline demand generation and distributed […]

New Braunfels Utilities Selects Multi-App Network for Smart Grid

Silver Spring Networks has been selected by New Braunfels Utilities to deploy its multi-application network across the city for a comprehensive Dynamic Metering Infrastructure program supporting both electricity and water services. The...Show More Summary

Even Appalachia Is Walking Away From Coal

The coal industry has entered a rough patch. Its largest customers—electricity producers—are systematically shutting down plants that use the material. Earlier this week, SNL Energy issued a report that boosted the amount of coal-fired...Show More Summary


China shows US not alone in tackling climate change Carol Werner, October 2, 2015 (The Hill) “Those who reject climate action have been increasingly reluctant to attack the underlying science…[Instead, they argue] the United States shouldn't...Show More Summary


India pledges 'bold' 60GW wind target David Weston, 2 October 2015 (Windpower Monthly) “The target was set by the government as part of India's COP21 pledge ahead of the talks taking place in Paris in December to decide on a global deal...Show More Summary


Stonehenge to rock Maldives 23 September 2015 (ReNews) “Australian wave energy developer Stonehenge Metals is to acquire Clean Energy Maldives with a view to deploying a 2MW project in the Indian ocean…The project off the coast of Hanimaadhoo Island would feature Stonehenge’s Protean wave energy converters. Show More Summary


Zimbabwe Launches Solar Energy Policy Sebastian Mhofu, September 30, 2015 (Voice of America) “Zimbabwe's government has launched a solar energy campaign as it battles to find a solution to its perennial power shortages. Through increased...Show More Summary

The Role Of Smart Security In The Smart Home

Yale’s David Herbert tells us why the future of the home is linked directly to staying secureThe leading science fiction writer William Gibson said “the future is already here…it’s just not very evenly distributed” and this is a great way of looking at the security of the connected home.Consumer awareness of the Smart Home or […]

Green Flow Battery Based on Cheap, Nontoxic Reagents

Is this green flow battery a first step to affordable electric storage?

Carbon Polluters Fund XPrize to Repurpose Their Emissions

A $20 million Carbon XPrize funded by big fossil fuel producers and users sets a 4-1/2 year challenge to turn carbon dioxide into value-added products. Could there be more value in reducing emissions at the source?

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 results in no demonstrable or verifiable mitigation of future climate change—the primary justification for the regulation. Show More Summary

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