At $1.1 trillion in estimated global revenue, advanced energy grew at a rate more than double the global economy last year, according to a market report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). In the United States, the advanced energy market excluding wind energy experienced double-digit growth the last two years – outpacing the economy by Continue reading ?
Randal O'Toole The Metro rail transit system now under construction in Panama City, and planned extensions to that system, are poor investments for Panama. Depending on ridership, the US$1.88 billion construction cost of the first 13.7-kilometer line of the system could cost as much as $15 per rider. Show More Summary
Grazing animals could help counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to alter the biodiversity of the world’s native prairies, according to a five-year study published this month. The comparative study conducted...Show More Summary
Looking to establish simple goals to drive sustainable packaging? Many companies are focusing on lightweighting, recyclability, recycled content, and renewable content for their sustainable packaging efforts. Bonus: all of these metrics...Show More Summary
The EPA finalized new regulations to further reduce gasoline sulfur and mitigate possible health impacts on the Public. Are the EPA’s estimated compliance cost of less than one cent per gallon and primary claimed benefits reasonably accurate? And, are there more cost effective alternatives? read more
Global smart grid investment reached $14.9bn in 2013, up from the $14.2bn recorded in 2012, according to the latest authoritative figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. China finished the year as the world’s largest smart grid market, exceeding the US in dollar investment for the first time as the North American market continued Continue reading ?
The Evaluation of the 5-Star Energy Efficiency Standard for Residential Buildings Michael Ambrose, Melissa James, Andrew Law, Peter Osman and Stephen White, December 2013 (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Background In...Show More Summary
City-owned Austin Energy is about to sign a 25-year PPA with Sun Edison for 150 megawatts of solar power at "just below" 5 cents per kilowatt-hour. The power will come from two West Texas solar facilities, according to reports in the Austin American-Statesman. read more
CALIFORNIA BREAKS RECORD FOR SOLAR OUTPUT California ISO breaks new solar production record; Connected solar and wind renewables surpass 11,000 megawatts to help light up the Golden State March 10, 2014 (California Independent System Operator) “Solar power production hit a new record of 4,093 megawatts on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Show More Summary
The 53.2 billion gallon a year biofuel industry is poised for a “huge” slowdown in capacity growth, according to a study by Lux Research. The industry will grow to 60.4 billion gallons a year between 2013 and 2017 representing a 3.2 percent annual growth rate, but this is a far slower rate of growth than the 19.6 […]
S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader and energy storage integration expert shaping the future of power delivery, today announces that its PureWave® SMS Storage Management System in Field, B.C., is helping reduce the length and frequency of power outages in the community. The system, owned by BC Hydro, integrates a 1-MW sodium-sulfur battery bank Continue reading ?
IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) approved two new projects to develop future standardization of phasor data...Show More Summary
Sonja van Renssen, leading environment journalist at viEUws.eu, talks to Member of the European Parliament Peter Liese, rapporteur on Aviation in the EU ETS, about the provisional agreement on including aviation in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). read more
Did you know that Michio Kaku has been actively opposed to the use of nuclear energy for at least 16 years? He was so worried about the use of the technology that he participated in organized protests against NASA’s use of radioisotope...Show More Summary
Although most wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems are currently in the pilot phase (and could stay there for up to three years), many believe that wireless technology represents the future of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging. Show More Summary
The ability to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management, which is why researchers in Germany are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO scientists working with Daimler AG and the Institute for Continue reading ?
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today a new way of delivering its smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions with Itron TOTAL. The new offering takes Itron’s existing industry-leading capabilities in metering,...Show More Summary
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today published a new report through its Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative with recommendations on how to better prepare for cyber attacks against the electric grid. The report is authored by the...Show More Summary
On Fox News Sunday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken.) said that this is what he would do to counter the Russians in Ukraine: “I would do something differently from the president,” Paul said. “I would immediately get every obstacle out of the...Show More Summary
If you’re a data center manager, one of your biggest worries is having a reliable power source. Utility companies are helping to ease such concerns by deploying smart-grid technologies throughout North America. “Utilities are recognizing the importance of data centers as a growing fraction of a rapidly changing energy consumption mix, and they know the Continue reading ?