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Terrestrial nEnergy, Correcting a mistake.

Given my limitations, it is inevitable that I will commit mistakes. At any rate, I made a mistake in my account of terrestial energy. The mistake arrose from Hugh MacDiarmid's discussion of the prospects of Terrestrial Energy, a Canadian company that proposes to build a commercial Molten Salt Reactor. Show More Summary

Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm

Satellite observations of huge oil and gas basins in East Texas and North Dakota confirm staggering 9 and 10 percent leakage rates methane. Researchers write, “at the current methane loss rates, a net climate benefit on all time frames owing to tapping unconventional resources in the analyzed tight formations is unlikely.” read more

The Benefits of Wind Energy in Iowa: A Valuable, Reliable Crop for This Agricultural State

Iowa wind continues to blow away critics of the potential for clean energy to lead to economic growth. Governor Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy plans to add 67 wind turbines in Adams and O’Brien counties by the end of 2015, equaling 162 megawatts of new wind generation capacity. read more

Eight Pieces of Our Oil Price Predicament

A person might think that oil prices would be fairly stable. Prices would set themselves at a level that would be high enough for the majority of producers, so that in total producers would provide enough–but not too much–oil for the world economy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work that way recently. read more

Talking With The Redwoods

“…All of a sudden there were humans and all hell broke loose…” From ConservationDotOrg via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Evangelicals Confront Climate Change

These evangelicals, having confronted the human face of climate change, join a growing movement concerned with “creation care.” From EvangEnviroNetwork’s channel via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(Show More Summary

Living The Platinum Rule: Making The Best Invention Of All Time Better

How to make batteries dirt cheap: Make them from dirt. From Alger via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

24 Hours of Reality: China's Wind Quest [VIDEO]

Former United States Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is the Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project. Its aim is to bring millions of people together, so with one collective voice they can demand change from global leaders and force them to help shape the clean-energy future. read more

Closing the gap on smart grid engagement

If you want to know how your customers feel about the smart grid and what motivates them in terms of buy in, you need look no further than the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s (SGCC) most recent report, which indicates that the internal and external motivators for different groups vary significantly between those customers that feel Continue reading ?

Will the Solar Industry Get Behind CPS Energy's Alternative to Net Metering in San Antonio?

After two controversial attempts to change net metering policy in San Antonio, CPS Energy, the utility serving the city, thinks it has found a new incentive model for solar that local installers can support. CPS wants to overhaul solar support structures completely. read more

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Moscow May Still Find a Reason to Close the Valve Shut'

Russian, Ukrainian, and EU leadership met with the goal of finalizing a natural gas supply agreement as cold winter weather looms. Russia suspended gas shipments to Ukraine in June due to disagreements over price going forward and over $5 billion of unpaid bills for gas already delivered. read more

Low Energy Communication Provider Wirepas Collaborates with Smart Metering Firm Aidon

13 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Wirepas, a leading provider of advanced wireless low energy communications solution to connect Things to the Internet has announced their co-operation with Aidon, a growing European provider of smart energy metering solutions and smart grid applications to provide smart meter solution to Internet of Things. Show More Summary

Successful Tests Prove Electric Cars, Utilities Can Work Together to Avoid Brown-Outs

16 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Listen to some energy advisors and electric car skeptics, and you’ll hear the claim that global energy networks are about to be brought to their knees by poorly maintained electrical grids struggling to keep up with the demand of the electric car revolution. Overwhelmed by the demands of thousands of plug-in cars all trying to Continue reading ?

Solar Electric Power Association Announces ‘Utility Of The Year’ Awards

19 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has issued awards to an investor-owned utility in Georgia, a public power utility in Northern California and an electric cooperative in Southern Maryland for their commitment to pushing ahead with solar energy projects. Show More Summary

Smart grid wins: the latest smart grid projects and developments

22 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

There’s a lot of variety in the world of smart grid projects this week, not to mention some interesting partnerships. Read the summaries and click the links for more details. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: the latest smart grid projects and developments.

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion To Boost Rural Grids Around The Country

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced $1.4 billion more in loan guarantees to help improve the delivery of electric power to rural communities in 21 states. The investment includes $106 million for smart grid technologies and $3 million for renewable energy programs and systems. via Renew Grid: Content / Up Front / USDA Continue reading ?

GE Smart Home Panel Shares What’s New, What’s Next for Connected Living

Leaders and influencers from GE Lighting, Quirky, The Home Depot and CNET joined together Friday for a panel discussion on the future of smart home technology and how the “Internet of Things” is changing the face of the home industry. GE Lighting President & CEO Maryrose Sylvester and GE General Manager, North America Consumer Lighting Continue reading ?

NIST: Collaboration key to cybersecurity in IOE era

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and cybersecurity industry experts met this week to enter the home stretch toward a vexing issue — defining identity and...Show More Summary

What motivates consumers to manage their energy use? (It’s not just saving money)

When it comes to their energy use, consumers aren’t all the same. The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has released a report, Motivations and Emotions of Engaged Consumers, that identifies different types of consumers based on their level of interest in managing their energy use and other characteristics. via Smart Grid: What motivates consumers to Continue reading ?

Enphase Energy Introduces New Energy Management System to Accelerate Mainstream Solar Adoption

Enphase Energy, Inc. ENPH, +12.84% today announced the Enphase Energy Management System, a groundbreaking system for energy management that delivers on the vision of enabling large-scale implementation of solar power integrated with the grid. Show More Summary

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