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Smart Grid Networking Market Worth $11.61 Billion by 2019

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global smart grid networking market to grow from $7.12 billion in 2014 to $11.61 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.3%. In terms of regions, NA is expected to be the biggest market in terms of market size, whereas MEA and LA are expected to experience increased Continue reading ?

Power Production Decentralizes in Mexico

Reforms aim to integrate distributed power and more renewables

Saudi Arabia Still Calling the Shots

Saudi Arabia isn't happy about losing some of its dominant position as the global price maker for crude. This week Robert Rapier explains that Saudi would like very much to end the current US oil boom.

Increasing Oil Reserves and Peak Oil

I have often noted that since the writing of 'A Cubic Mile of Oil' that global reserves of oil have actually increased, not decreased, despite greatly increased consumption. In this post I want to dig deeper and look at the changes that have brought about this paradox, and what it means for Peak Oil. read more

Why DOE Shouldn’t Split Issue of Radioactive Waste Management

Dr. Everett Redmond The following is a guest post by Dr. Everett Redmond, NEI's Senior Director, Policy Development.Yesterday the Department of Energy released its “Assessment of Disposal Options for DOE-Managed High-Level Radioactive...Show More Summary

Adapting To The Inevitable

It is now necessary now to prepare for the unavoidable – and avoid the catastrophic. From Scripps Oceanography 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");

Energate collaborates with PowerStream in dynamic pricing project

Energy management firm Energate said the Ontario Ministry of Energy’s Smart Grid Fund will provide $1.35 million for a customer opt-in dynamic pricing project. The project is a collaboration with local distribution company PowerStream, was launched February 13, 2014 and will run until March 2016. Show More Summary

Internet-Exposed Energy Control Systems Abound

Researchers found substations and wind farms among 2.2 million control system devices linked to the Internet. And they have yet to measure the true depth of this security exposure

A Development-Savvy Climate Strategy for India

During his first official visit to the U.S., India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met with President Obama, as well as with CEOs of top U.S. corporations, to encourage investment to support India's development goals, which include providing renewable energy for the 400 million citizens who lack access today. read more

NEI's Marv Fertel on Nuclear Science Week

With Nuclear Science Week in full swing, NEI's Marv Fertel passed along some thoughts:NEI is proud to support Nuclear Science Week. Thanks to nuclear science, the world has enjoyed the benefits of clean air energy, explored the far reaches of space and expanded the boundaries of medicine. Show More Summary

The Joy Of Driving EVs Powered By The Sun

It’s all about plugging in New Energy. From YaleClimateForum 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");

Lessons From Germany: Can the US Succeed With Its Own Energiewende?

What can the U.S. learn from Germany’s remarkable energy transformation? Germany has put itself on the world map in the past decade as an early adopter of energy generation from renewable sources. In 2013, 25% of the country’s energy came from renewable sources — the highest percentage in the world. By 2050, as part of Continue reading ?

Can Organic Solar Cells Reach Old Age?

Engineers report progress on keeping organic photovoltaics alive

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Onshore Wind

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of onshore wind energy. Please add your opinion so we can gather a statistically significant sample and get a meaningful indication of the consensus (or lack thereof). read more

The National in National Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week (NSW – but very safe for work) is a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Seattle is hosting NSW this year, bit let’s focus on the national aspect. Show More Summary

Will 2016 Be the Turning Point for Batteries in NYC?

With the potential closure of the Indian Point nuclear facility looming, Consolidated Edison (ConEd) in collaboration with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) put forth a plan to reduce peak loads for the New York city area. read more

Valuing Nuclear Assets in A National Energy Review

President Obama in January directed the heads of nearly two dozen federal agencies to create an integrated review of U.S. energy policy “in the context of economic, environmental, occupational, security, and health and safety priorities.” The task force is charged with developing “integrated guidance to strengthen U.S. Show More Summary

EU WIND BEATS FOSSIL, NUKE ENERGY PRICES

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds; Onshore windfarms far cheaper than coal and gas when health impacts are factored in, report shows Arthur Neslen, 13 October 2014 (UK Guardian) “Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gasShow More Summary

Honolulu solar company gets $500,000 U.S. energy grant

SafeConnect Solar, a company started by Mark Duda and Todd Georgopapa­dakos formerly of Revolusun, was awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to test a prototype “smart box” designed to cut the costs of rooftop solar. The award was from the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, which aims to drive down the cost of solar Continue reading ?

Into the Fusion Breach with Lockheed Martin

It’s a short story in Scientific American that might make you say, Uh-oh, here we go: Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready in a decade. Show More Summary

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