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Intel makes $500m from rocketing IoT division

Intel raked in half a billion dollars through its Internet of Things (IoT) division in its latest quarter, offsetting a declining PC business that contributed to flat growth. The chipmaker recorded $12.8 billion in takings between January and March 2015, an identical sum to the same period last year that left revenue growth flat, but saw […]

Gazprom, oil-link vs spot gas prices, and storage

Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is taking on some tough battles. Last week she accused US technology giant Google of abusing its dominant position in the internet search market. This week she has laid charges against Russian gas producer Gazprom over its sales practices in eastern Europe. The EC Commission carried out dawn raids on […]

Oklahoma wind rush continues as questions remain over state incentives

Oklahoma was second only to Texas in adding wind capacity last year as the state rose to fourth place in the nation, a national trade group said Wednesday. Oklahoma added 648 megawatts of wind capacity in 2014, pushing its total to 3,782 megawatts, the American Wind Energy Association said in its annual report. The state […]

Internet Of Things? We’ve Been Doing That For 25 Years

Since before it had a name, the IoT has been helping industrial companies make processes more reliable, efficient and safe, says Peter Zornio. Like a 17-year locust, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged from a prolonged larval stage and begun taking over the world. The buzz is nearly overwhelming. “The Internet of Things Is Reaching Escape […]

What makes San Diego so smart? National Geographic has thoughts on that

A National Geographic series on smart cities will showcase San Diego in an hour-long documentary scheduled to start airing on the National Geographic Channel in 60 countries beginning April 25. A Times of San Diego report says the documentary “uncovers what makes this unique city one of the most innovative, forward-thinking cities across the globe.” […]

CERAWeek 2015, Day 3: The gas guys take the stage

While Wednesday was supposedly natural gas day at IHS CERAWeek, oil topics still leaked into some of the discussions from executives and officials, such as during a discussion with Richard Kinder of Kinder Morgan. On the other hand, some companies centered on other commodities (cough cough coal) are looking to gas as a way to […]

Senator Whitehouse Declaims

Roger Pilon On the floor of the Senate last night, on the eve of Earth Day, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse went after the Cato Institute—among others, including the Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal—for our having accused...Show More Summary

New report sets a path for California energy infrastructure

A new report from the Bay Area Council Economic Institute claims that California needs new approaches to managing the exploding growth of digital technologies, as well as the rapid changes in how the state produces, stores and delivers energy to its 37 million residents. For the energy sector and utilities that are developing clean power […]

A Clear Case of Selective Data Usage from the U.S National Climate Assessment

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger Global Science Report is a weekly feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. Show More Summary

NB Power looks to small-scale renewable energy

NB Power says as part of its goal to generate 40 per cent of its in-province sales from renewable sources by 2020, it will encourage locally owned, small-scale green energy. The plan would involve co-operatives and First Nations communities building and owning wind farms, solar panels, small hydro projects, biomass or biogas facilities. NB Power would buy the […]

Turkey Point's Innovative Waste Water Cooling Plan

Artist's rendering of Turkey Point 6&7 Today and tomorrow, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Florida concerning adding two reactors to FP&L’s Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station. In this guest blog post,...Show More Summary

Smart Home Made Cheap: Leeo Listens for Existing Smoke Alarms

The futuristic smart home is exciting to think about, but making it a reality is an expensive commitment. In some cases, you might be replacing thermostats, smoke detectors, light bulbs and other devices that work perfectly fine, just to hook up newer, connected devices. And not to mention, some smart-home solutions can still seem sort […]

It's Not Magic, It's Voltage Optimization

Imagine homeowners and businesses saving millions of dollars – and cutting pollution – without needing to do anything. Magic? No, but it does require electric utilities to take advantage of new technologies that better provide customers with just the right amount of voltage to their electrical outlets. read more


The new guide to the nation's best solar policies — and how to emulate them; What works in one state won't necessarily work in another Herman K. Trabish, January 8, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge The best solar policy is the most...Show More Summary


EARTH DAY PROGRESS REPORT Are we doing better today than on the first Earth Day? Deborahh D. Stine, April 22, 2015 (The Hill) “…Are we doing better today than on the first Earth Day 45 years ago? …When Earth Day is discussed, speeches...Show More Summary

Can the U.S. Afford to Exclude Military Security from its Arctic Council Chairmanship Agenda?

At the next Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Canada) on 24-25 April 2015, the US will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada for the next two years until May 2017. This comes at a time of unprecedented geopolitical volatility and tension. read more

Cisco: IoT to generate $8 trillion worldwide in 10 years

A new Trend Report from Cisco and DHL suggests that the Internet of Things will create $8 trillion in value worldwide in Value at Stake over the next decade. The report found that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, compared to 15 billion today. Particular drivers of the windfall […]

Earth Day’s Anti-Humanism in One Graph and Two Tables

Marian L. Tupy Here, courtesy of Cato’s, is the quintessence of Earth Day’s anti-humanism. Botswana and Burundi started off as equally poor. In 1962, their GNI per capita was a paltry $70 per person. By 2012, Botswana’s income per person rose by some 10,829 percent to $7,650. Show More Summary

Can EV Chargers Earn Enough Money on Grid Services to Give Them Away for Free?

Plugged-in electric vehicles could overload neighborhood transformers and drive up peak demand on already-stressed grids. Or, they could wield their influence in ways that brings the grid into better balance than it is today. So say companies trying to develop technology and business models around EV charging. read more

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