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Natural Gas is the Dominant Heating Fuel in Colder Parts of the Country

Natural gas consumption varies widely by region of the country. The majority of households that heat with natural gas are located in the Midwest and Northeast. In the upcoming winter months, homes in the East North Central Census division are expected to consume the most natural gas. read more

Fujitsu pushes cloud platform to test IoT ideas

Fujitsu wants to promote Internet of Things (IoT) technologies by launching a cloud-based development platform. The Human-Centric IoT platform allows Fujitsu customers to try out their ideas for IoT applications and works with Fujitsu sensors, networks, middleware and applications, according to the electronics manufacturer. Show More Summary

Energy Department Authorizes Freeport LNG Exports

The United States Department of Energy has granted Freeport LNG two final authorizations to export natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The ruling authorizes Freeport to export up to 1.8 billion cubic feet of LNG per day for 20 years. read more

Energy from Ice and the World's Largest Battery; Texas Looks to Join the Energy Storage Game

Ever since California’s Public Utilities Commission announced a new energy storage mandate last year, the storage market in California has exploded. Last week, Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that it would acquire 250 MW of energy storage system as part of a larger plan. read more

SunEdison, TerraForm Buy First Wind For $2.4B to Become Renewable Project Giant

SunEdison and its YieldCo Teraform acquired wind developer First Wind for $2.4 billion. Now SunEdison is in the wind business and can add wind projects to the solar project pipeline of its YieldCo, TerraForm. The purchase price was comprised of $1.9 billion in an upfront payment and a $510 million earn-out. read more

Why 2014 Was Most Significant CEDIA Expo Yet

CEDIA Expo 2014 was fun, packed with great demos, brimming with innovative new products and teeming with eager students enjoying sold-out courses. Nothing new there. But taking a step back and really thinking about the big picture, several important themes emerged, making CEDIA 2014 the most significant Expo to date. And, no, I don’t say Continue reading ?

RFID Journal Introduces Internet of Things Conference

RFID Journal announced today that it is launching the Internet of Things Conference, to be co-located with the RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 conference and exhibition, taking place in San Diego, Calif. The Internet of Things Conference will focus on helping companies use IoT technologies to add value to their products, engage consumers in new and Continue reading ?

Former Coal Mining CEO Faces Prison Over West Virginia Safety Violations

The indictment of a former coal mining CEO over safety violations Thursday sent a “strong message,” said the United Mine Workers of America. Don Blankenship faces four criminal counts and up to 31 years in prison for alleged safety violations at mines operated by Massey Energy. read more

Hawaii to Test Smart Water Heaters as Grid Resources

Hawaiian Electric is trying out all sorts of distributed energy assets to help it manage its solar-impacted island electricity system, including behind-the-meter batteries, and smart-meter-enabled energy disaggregation. But one of the cheaper grid tools at its disposal could be the ubiquitous electric water heater. read more

Nuclear Power, Where is China going with it?

According to Brian Wang, China has published its energy plans to 2020, while offering further energy projections to 2100. The Chinese are estimating 58 GWe of nuclear power complete by 2020 with conventional nuclear output peaking at 200 GWe. Show More Summary

A Carbon Tax on Me: How to Cut Emissions, Save Money, Invest for the Future and Help End Energy Poverty

Amidst politics, hyperbole, gridlock, bipartisanship, skepticism, cynicism, advocacy and denial, we as individuals can feel powerless in making a substantial difference in the world in which we live. Yet each of us can contribute to solving issues which matter most to us. read more

Much More Inhofe Now

Fact: The most adamant climate denier in the U.S. Senate will now run one of the most important committees on the environment in the U.S. Senate. From greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagNShow More Summary

Jon Stewart Talks Keystone, Politics, And Jobs

The best research concludes the low jobs numbers are the most likely ones. From Comedy Central 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");

Jon Stewart On How Keystone Is Different From Bill Cosby

Have Keystone proponents hoisted themselves on their own petard? From Comedy Central 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");

Energy Quote of the Day: 'The West Will Have to Recognize we Have the Needs of the Poor'

Notoriously complex global energy issues encompass science, economics, politics, the environment, demographics and social dynamics. One of the most stubborn problems is finding a way to simultaneously address energy poverty while reducing global carbon dioxide emissions. read more

ARPA-C: How an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Carbon could Catalyze Development of the CDR Field

While CDR technologies have been thrust into prominence in the climate change debate, a major problem remains: currently, no CDR technologies exist that are scientifically, technically, and economically proven at the billion+ tonne scale required to prevent climate change. read more

Samsung releases SDKs for its Digital Health and Smart Home platforms

Today, Samsung announced a new set of SDKs for its Digital Health and Smart Home platforms during its ongoing Developer Conference in San Francisco. Similar to offerings from Google and Apple, the Korean company’s fitness-focused initiative uses wearable and mobile devices to track a person’s exercise and diet habits by syncing their information with its Continue reading ?

Two Years After Sandy, the Conversation Around Energy Resiliency Still Going Strong

New Jersey has made great strides forward and impressive progress toward making the Garden State’s energy infrastructure more resilient in the two years since the damage and flooding from Superstorm Sandy caused a massive weeks-long power outage. read more

Silver Spring Networks: Moving From Meters to Smart Grid SaaS Provider

Silver Spring Networks has been striving to define itself not just as a smart meter vendor — an increasingly tough business to be in — but as a provider of software and services to put the smart grid’s increasing number of devices to use. Last week, it won a contract to provide consumer engagement and Continue reading ?

How Will the Auto Industry Capitalize on the Internet of Things?

The “Internet of Things” is a very broad term, but think of it this way: in the future, all of our devices could talk to one another, enabling new ways to interact with the world around us. According to ABI Research, there will be more than 30 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things Continue reading ?

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