With Warsaw now a fading memory and the meager outcome still cause for concern that there really isn’t enough substance to build a robust global agreement upon, I signed up for The Radical Emission Reduction Conference at the Royal Society. read more
Invista, whose brands include Lycra, Coolmax and Stainmaster, has partnered with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to develop new technologies to enable gas-fermentation-based processes for the production of industrial chemicals. Show More Summary
Déjà vu all over again! My last few articles have been concentrating on effective utilization of resources and resource productivity as a driver for manufacturing (including green manufacturing) innovation. In part 3 of that series a list of seven ways to improve resource effectiveness was given. These were (and see part 3 for the details): […]
Increased US production of LPG and natural gas liquids is an outgrowth of the shale gas revolution and a key ingredient for translating its benefits into industrial growth. The infrastructure investments, export opportunities and price relationships for these liquids represents a microcosm of the similar issues for shale gas and LNG. Show More Summary
Bloomberg Launches First Tool to Measure Risk of Carbon Assets Still in Ground Elizabeth Douglass, December 9, 2013 (Inside Climate News via EcoWatch) “In a move that underscores Wall Street’s growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world’s fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg L.P. Show More Summary
Japan’s plan to supply all the world’s energy from a giant solar power plant on the moon Todd Woody, November 29, 2013 (Quartz) "Shimizu, a Japanese architectural and engineering firm, has a solution for the climate crisis: Simply build...Show More Summary
Fact Check: LA Times Off Target On Renewables, Reliability Michael Goggin, 4 December 2013 (Into the Wind) "While apocalyptic writing may sell newspapers…the Los Angeles Times has veered in the direction of fear-mongering over [the state...Show More Summary
Home Energy Management; Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Home Energy Management Vendors 4Q 2013 (Navigant Research) "Home energy management (HEM) is a broad market segment with numerous hardware and software vendors seeking...Show More Summary
Consultant Peter Kind, author of blockbuster energy report "Disruptive Challenges," now tells utilities that technology change is inevitable, and they would be wise to embrace it. Sonia Aggarwal reports from a recent webinar. read m...
In a certain type of dorm room, the Saleen 7 has pride of place as what may just be the fastest street car ever produced. The Ford-based road rocket features a huge seven-liter twin-turbo V-8 capable of 750 horsepower and zero to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds—theoretically, 248 mph is possible. The company is Continue reading ?
Sensus, a leading provider of clean technology solutions, received the “Best Smart Grid Product or Solution” award at the fourth annual Rural Smart Grid Summit (RSGS). Over 100 rural electric cooperative executives voted to select Sensus for this award, recognizing Sensus’ commitment to advancing smart grid technologies. Show More Summary
The next question is not “When will the IoT get here?” The smart grid IoT is already with us. Instead, the question should be “What is the next IoT and how will it benefit people?” This article is the fourth discussion about the tight synergy among silicon, security, the IoT, and smart grid. Indeed, security Continue reading ?
While I was doing some fact checking recently, I went to the Australian PV Institute’s flash new web site (formerly the Australian PV Association) and blow me down, those clever little munchkins have just innovated the pants off the rest of the world and created a Live PV Map. read more
Ice Energy will deliver 250 KW of electric capacity for the Central Maine Power Company (CMPCO) as part of an innovative pilot program approved this week by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC). To manage the peak electric load created by the region’s demand for air conditioning, the MPUC is exploring non-transmission alternatives (NTA) to Continue reading ?
Austin’s Mayor, Will Wynn, is a serious plug-in hybrid vehicle supporter. And, he has been a strong advocate of PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) from Austin to Washington, DC. ”We have made our intentions clear that we want to pave the way for the plug-in hybrid …” via Plugging in Austin … Texas leading the way Continue reading ?
Utility companies across the nation are making a change. They’re upgrading the analog utility meters with a digital device called a smart meter. While the utilities claim these smart meters can lower costs and improve service, others claim that smart meters pose security and health risks. via Visualistan: What You Don’t Know About Smart meters Continue reading ?
SolarCity, one of the American solar panel providers that has emerged in recent years to take advantage of government renewable energy programs and drive the US solar industry, has now announced that it is branching out into the energy storage sector. On Wednesday, the company issued a press release to announce that it was teaming Continue reading ?
Hydrogen is the fuel of the future as it is friendly to the environment, unlike other fuel sources that emit harmful gases into the atmosphere to add to global warming. Thus, this clean green source of power is being excellently utilized in some upcoming vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells. Check out some of Continue reading ?
Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered vehicles. Three automakers–Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota–will offer fuel-cell cars to consumers by the end of 2015, albeit in small numbers and limited areas. Show More Summary
This is what it is – or was: The Megatons to Megawatts Program is a unique, commercially financed government-industry partnership in which uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear warheads has been recycled to produce fuel for American...Show More Summary