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Milliken Nucleator Cuts Packaging Waste

Milliken will launch a nucleator for injection molding high-density polyethylene (HDPE) at Pack Expo International in Chicago, Nov. 2-5. The new polymer additive allows packaging manufacturers to achieve increased levels of productivity and performance and a reduction in material waste, the company says. Show More Summary

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for September 2014 [VIDEO]

In this Brussels Briefing on Energy, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues, including the Juncker Commission, new EU sanctions against Russia, and the Ukrainian gas debt. read more

Winter is Coming: US and its Allies Must Prepare a Strategy to Boost Ukraine’s Energy Security

The war between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists looks like it is coming to an end, but energy expert Andrew Holland warns that Russia's next move may be to test Ukraine with the natural gas weapon.

Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Randal O'Toole Partially autonomous vehicles that can take over some driving functions, such as steering and speed control, are on the market today. Highly autonomous vehicles that can drive themselves in most situations should be available for sale in less than a decade. Show More Summary

Telefonica To Trial AT&T’s Connected Home Technology In Europe

14 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

AT&T and Telefonica announced plans today for a limited trial of AT&T’s home security and automation service in Europe. By licensing the AT&T Digital Life platform, Telefonica can offer trial users a wireless home automation platform all managed through an easy-to-use, web-based user interface. Show More Summary

Eurasian Countries To Invest $18.3bn Over Next Decade on Electric Grid Smart Infrastructure

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Eurasian countries will invest $18.3 billion in electric grid modernization — or smart grid — over the next decade, according to a new report from Northeast Group, LLC. The region has strong drivers for smart grid investment, a number of experienced vendors and significant funding available from multilateral lending organizations. Show More Summary

Elgato unveils smart home line-up with strong Apple influence ahead of IFA 2014

23 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Elgato has become the latest company to reveal its smart home aspirations ahead of next week’s IFA 2014 conference through a trio of products that work exclusively with iOS and will soon include Siri control. The German-based firm’s press release detailed a range of sensors, light bulbs and an intelligent power solution that can all Continue reading ?

$18 Trillion Windfall: Health And Productivity Benefits of Efficiency Top Energy Savings

A report by the global body responsible for energy analysis finds the total benefits from energy efficiency upgrades equals the energy savings. The IEA report upends decades of conventional thinking about efficiency, and should lead governments and corporations to sharply increase their efficiency budget. read more

Does Energy Have a Place in the Sharing Economy?

A shared electricity future is still that: the future. But it’s not necessarily so futuristic. A shared economy in energy is looking less like The Jetsons than something that’s just around the corner. I bet we’ll be ubering up kilowatt-hours before long – and before we get into a flying car. read more

NEI CEO Marv Fertel to Participate in Ex-Im Bank Press Conference

NEI CEO Marv Fertel will be participating in a press conference on the U.S. Export Import back today at 1:30 EDT in Room S. 115 at the Capitol. Also participating will be:Sen. CantwellSen. ManchinSen. KirkSen. GrahamMs. Kavia Kusum, President, Combustion Associates Inc.Mr. Show More Summary

Lowe’s wants to be your smart home gateway

For home improvement retailer Lowe’s, the ongoing explosion in the Internet of Things has created a few challenges. For example, thousands of home automation and security device makers all want Lowe’s to sell their products. The problem:...Show More Summary

The U.N. Climate Summit

The United Nations Climate Summit September 24 has an interesting format. It brings together 120 heads of state (or their representatives)to “announce bold actions that they will be taking in their countries.” These, I assume, could be anything on-topic, so there may be some nuclear energy-related announcements. Show More Summary

Good News: EPA Standards Could Lower Electricity Bills

It's frustrating to hear opponents of climate action once again use the threat of higher electricity rates as a scare tactic to try to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. We know it has many people concerned. The good news is we have more evidence than ever before to prove our opponents wrong. read more

The Future of Energy Storage

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Fikile Brushett is in the process of taking the power generated by wind and solar, chemically lashing it to molecules derived from flora and fauna, and storing it in liquids until it’s needed to electrify our homes. read more

TODAY’S STUDY: THE GREEN TRANSITION – MONEY KEEPS COMING TO NEW ENERGY

The Green Transition Scoreboard 2014 Mid-Year Update; Green Bonds Growing Green Infrastructure Hazel Henderson, September 1, 2014 (Ethical Markets) Adding Green Bonds to the Mix In this 10th anniversary year of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil), we review our five years of research in our Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS). Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, Sept. 17: THE NEWEST NUMBERS ON BIRDS AND WIND; BIG SOLAR COMES TO THE SOUTHEAST; WHERE THE EV CUTS EMISSIONS MOST

THE NEWEST NUMBERS ON BIRDS AND WIND New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Analysis Ever of Bird Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities; Cell Towers, Buildings, Other Threats Are Much Greater Sept. 15, 2014 (American Wind Wildlife Institute) “A...Show More Summary

Creating the Circular Economy, Part II

Read Part I of the Circular Economy here. At the end of my last article, I asked whether the “internet of things” can be part of the circular economy. Can this connectedness push consumers to consider more sustainable behavior, or create products that provide increased value with lower impact, or allow effective recovery of resources […]

Wave Power's Uncertain Future

Ocean Power Technologies looking to next-gen designs as big projects to struggle, experts say it's the right move

Transmission Links to Enable Wind Energy

The availability of long distance energy transmission systems can help to continuously smooth out variations in the availability of wind power, but it helps solar less. A good policy needs to enable long-distance links to allow continuing increases in wind generation. read more

Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant

RNE has alook at Google's latest clean energy investment - Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant. US tech giant Google has signed up for its 17th renewable energy project, to put $145 million towards an 82 megawatt solar project being built by SunEdison on a former oil and gas field. Show More Summary

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