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Verizon Delivers Smart Energy As-A-Service

Verizon recently announced its Grid Wide Utility Solutions, a new Internet of Things platform service that is designed to offer utility companies an easy on-ramp to grid modernization. Available in the U.S., Grid Wide is intended to offer electric utility companies an integrated solution for smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring […]

Asia drawing better purchase terms for Mideast crude as competition intensifies

There is little doubt that additional crude oil supplies from Iran will intensify competition among Middle Eastern producers, which are already fighting to secure their share of Asia’s dynamic markets against the influx of barrels from western hemisphere suppliers that can no longer rely on the US market. Tehran’s July 14 nuclear deal with six […]

Verizon’s Internet of Things vision: Modernize the grid 

These days, it seems like pretty much every information technology is sold as a service. Why not smart grid applications?That’s the latest vision of Verizon’s Internet of Things division, which has become far more aggressive in the past several years when it comes to developing services focused on several industries, including energy and utility companies. […]

WattTime Pinpoints the Greenest Grid Power 

The ability to track and respond to real-time grid power prices is being programmed into a growing number of grid-edge devices, such as electric-vehicle chargers, smart thermostats and appliances, and behind-the-meter battery control systems. But there’s the price of grid electricity, and then there’s the greenhouse gas emissions profile of grid electricity — and the […]

BMW, PG&E Team Up To Offer Incentives to i3 Owners Who Delay Charging

As more and more people make the switch to plug-in cars, city planners and utility companies alike are facing new challenges to ensure that mass-electric car adoption doesn’t translate to an overloaded electrical grid as everyone tries to charge their car at the end of their work day. Source: BMW, PG&E Team Up To Offer […]

New NREL Data Suggests Wind Could Replace Coal as Nation’s Primary Generation Source

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released data showing that the Capacity Factor (CF) for wind power can reach 65% which is comparable to that of fossil fuel based generation. While the headlines aren’t as sexy as Tesla's 'Ludicrous mode,' the transformative implications for climate change dwarf Elon Musk's latest accomplishment. read more

The Energy Gang: Why Coal Companies Are Collapsing in Such Spectacular Fashion [PODCAST]

Pretty much everything bad that could happen to the coal industry is happening. Global coal demand is slumping; low natural gas prices and competitive renewables are shifting the energy mix in America; and a slew of regulations are speeding up the closure of coal power plants. read more

The Cost of Contributions

The process of national governments submitting Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UNFCCC is well underway, with a number of developing and least developed economies also submitting plans. Most recent amongst these is a detailed and ambitious plan from the government of Kenya. read more

Electricity from Natural Gas Surpasses Coal for First Time, but Just for One Month

In April, U.S. generation of electricity fueled by natural gas exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time since the start of EIA's monthly generation data in 1973. However, EIA's latest Electric Power Monthly shows that coal's generation share once again exceeded that of natural gas during May. read more

The Diablo We Know

Diablo Canyon is California’s last nuclear power plant. It has been the state’s most famous and most controversial plant ever since it divided Sierra Club members in the late 1960s. Perched amidst spectacular natural beauty on the California coast, Diablo faces threats on many fronts. Show More Summary

Renewables to Overtake King Coal Under Obama Carbon Regs

Finalized EPA rules announced by President Obama would reduce carbon emissions by shutting down coal-fired power plants, shifting U.S. energy mix by 2030

Tidal power creating ripples in renewable energy sector 

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A joint effort from regulatory, technology, funding and infrastructure stakeholders globally can turn the tide in favor of tidal energy, according to Frost & Sullivan.Credit: Lockheed MartinThe growing emphasis on renewable and carbon neutral energy generation has thrust tidal energy into the spotlight. Show More Summary

PG&E proposes far-reaching changes for solar power

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

PG&E on Monday filed a proposal that urges state regulators to undertake wide-ranging changes in the solar electricity system in central and Northern California.Among the proposals: potentially reduced savings on electricity bills for people who switch to solar, a reduced credit for solar customers who have a surplus of electricity that they can return to […]

Australian may buck a trend with new Queensland oil refinery

Australia’s aged refining sector has shrunk by more than half over recent years, but at least one small local player appears to want to buck the trend with ambitions to fill a niche market on the country’s northeast coast. According to local press reports, privately owned Australian minnow Casper Energy, headed by Brisbane-based businessman Duncan […]

After car hack, Internet of Things looks riskier

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Last month’s revelation that hackers could remotely seize control of over a million Chrysler automobiles has delivered a stark warning that life in an ultra-networked world could be very dangerous, indeed.“I think it is a seminal moment,” said Paddy Srinivasan, vice president at LogMeIn Inc., a Boston company in the forefront of building the “Internet […]

The rise and rise of the Home Energy Device Market

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

While trends in the smart energy market change continually according to reach individual region, there is little doubt that growth is prevalent across the sector as a whole.This is supported by a new report that has been released by the U.S. market intelligence firm HIS Technology, which was commissioned to determine the global demand for […]


Wind Diversity Enhancement of Wyoming/California Wind Energy Projects: Phase July 2015 (University of Wyoming) Executive Summary On January 25, 2013, the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) released the University of Wyoming’s “Wind...Show More Summary


WIND LIKES CPP Wind energy a major solution under Clean Power Plan; Wind can supply majority of new clean power needed most cost-effectively, according to EIA August 3, 2015 (American Wind Energy Association) “Wind energy can provide...Show More Summary

Nuclear Safety and Innovation: Alive and Well in Georgia

Jennifer Harrelson and Wesley Williams both work for Southern Nuclear at the Plant Vogtle and Hatch nuclear facilities respectively. Each brings their personal touch to the industry, helping their company develop its enterprise of sustainable, clean energy. Show More Summary

Reminder: NRC Diablo Canyon relicensing public meeting Aug 5

Please remember that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is hosting two public meetings on August 5 in San Luis Obispo to provide an update on its review of Pacific Gas & Electric’s application to relicense the Diablo Canyon nuclear power station. Show More Summary

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