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IoT Standards Groups OIC, IIC Join Hands

14 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The effort to create open interoperability standards for the Internet of things has become a crowded one over the past year, with more than a half-dozen industry groups entering into the fray. Two of those groups—the Open Interconnect...Show More Summary

Viewpoint: Storage is key to smart thinking of the future

22 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

More than 1,600 people from 71 countries provided their views on a scenario where renewables account for 70% of power-sector generation. The results provide an insight into the energy transition ahead. It is clear that change is coming. Show More Summary

Data is key to IoT value: Microsoft

There is no point in harnessing the Internet of Things (IoT) if businesses are not able to extract value from the data that is collected, according to Lee Hickin, Microsoft Australia Internet of Things group lead. “The end result isShow More Summary

A billion things are already on the IoT: Verizon

Verizon reckons the Internet of Things is no longer a “nascent” market, reporting that there are already more than a billion devices out there running business-to-business IoT operations. In its “state of the market” report covering the IoT in 2015, the company predicts that the B2B IoT space will pass 5 billion devices by 2020. Show More Summary

China's Coal Use and Estimated CO2 Emissions Fell in 2014

China's coal consumption fell by 2.9 percent in 2014, the first drop in 14 years, according to official Chinese energy statistics released yesterday. Glen Peters of the Global Carbon Project calculates that China's CO2 emissions have also fallen, by 0.7 percent, for the first time this century. read more

EPA: Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production Fell 35% Since 2007

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest draft Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows methane emissions from natural gas production have fallen substantially, a decline that supports recent research finding low leakage rates in major shale basins. read more

Blue Hill Research Publishes Extensive New Internet of Things (IoT) Research

Blue Hill Research Entrepreneur in Residence Tony Rizzo has released extensive new Internet of Things (IoT) research, a collection of IoT case studies and reports that have uncovered two key IoT realities: a thriving community of startups...Show More Summary

Silicon Carbide Power Electronics for Making Silicon

Germans hope to achieve higher efficiencies by switching to silicon carbide in silicon melting process

TODAY’S STUDY: WHY SOLAR PRICES ARE SO DIFFERENT

Deconstructing Solar Photovoltaic Pricing; The Role of Market Structure, Technology, and Policy Kenneth Gillingham, et. al., December 2014 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Yale, et. al.) Abstract Solar photovoltaic (PV) system...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 2, 2015: EPA CLIMATE SAFE, WORKABLE – STUDY; WHY TO LIKE SOLAR; CAROLINAS PREPARE FOR OCEAN WIND

EPA CLIMATE SAFE, WORKABLE – STUDY Energy Study Finds that EPA’s Clean Power Plan Will Not Jeopardize the Reliability of U.S. Power System February 19, 2015 (Business Wire) “The design and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce the U.S. Show More Summary

Nuclear Communication

Whenever I tell people that I do research on nuclear communication, they will almost invariably say the same thing: "Now there is an industry that could very much learn to communicate better.” It’s a realization coming home to the nuclear industry itself. read more

Wireless Communication Standards for the Internet of Things White Paper

This white paper provides an overview of the most important contenders around the IoT Wireless Communication Standards. We are looking at wireless networking technologies. via AutomatedBuildings.com Article – Wireless Communication Standards...Show More Summary

The IEA's Central Projections for Renewables Continue to Look Way Too Low

The IEA’s projections for wind energy and solar energy capacity look much too low, continuing a history of vastly underestimating renewables growth. Their projections are not a reliable basis for projecting the world’s future power generation mix. read more

Can a Nationwide Conversation Ignite a New Era of Nuclear Energy Innovation?

Experts from across the United States will gather March 3-5th for a unique, nationwide dialogue on the future of nuclear energy. Simultaneous workshops in six cities will craft a new vision for the role of nuclear energy and generate innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing the sector today. read more

Can Oregon Go Coal Free By 2025?

Is Oregon about to kick its coal habit? Even though the state has an ambitious renewable portfolio standard, ranks second in the US for hydropower generation, and is a signatory to the landmark Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, it still receives a surprising 33% of its overall electricity from coal. read more

A Recycle-to-Feedstock Alternative for the Future

Changing the way we think about waste in the US and finding new and better end-of-life options for plastic packaging is what we set out to do with our Energy Bag Pilot Program. Through a collaborative effort, the pilot demonstrated that when it comes to reducing plastic waste, there are opportunities to convert non-recycled waste into energy […]

A Better, Safer Flow Battery

Zinc-polyiodide flow battery packs in twice the energy without using corrosive acids

Hitachi and Demansys commence demonstration of CrystEna energy storage system in US

10 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Hitachi America and Demansys Energy have commissioned a 1MW Lithium Ion energy storage facility, utilizing the former’s CrystEna compact container-type energy storage system and have commenced a demonstration project in Somerdale, New Jersey, the US. Show More Summary

GoMarketWise App Compares Multiple Sustainability Reporting Tools

A new web-based application gives sustainability professionals the ability to compare multiple reporting and measurement tools, based on their specific needs, to determine which is best for them. GoMarketWise, from sustainability data...Show More Summary

The IPCC at a Crossroads

Love it or hate it, the IPCC plays a very important role in global climate change policy around the world. This is because the IPCC's reports are accepted as the definitive source on all matters climate change by international negotiators. The IPCC is now at a crossroads. read more

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