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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 […]

Frontier's Jureller: We like acquisitions that help us scale

Frontier says that its pending acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut operations, which will close on Oct. 15 when it gets approval from Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), reflects its desire to seek out deals that scale its operations.

Leveraging its telecom expertise, Huawei looks to grow its enterprise opportunity to $10B annually by 2017

SHANGHAI--As the market for telecom network equipment continues to shift, Chinese vendor Huawei is striking out into a related field--technology sales to large businesses--as a way to diversify its revenue sources and make use of its learnings in the telecoms market.

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

14 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

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

China cracks down on imported coal

14 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

The SMH reports that China is looking to reduce coal imports - partly to improve air quality, partly to support Chinese coal miners - Risky business: China dumps our dirty coal. Australian coal exporters are scrambling to clarify the...Show More Summary

Will Superintelligent Machines Destroy Humanity ?

14 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

reason has a review of Nick Bostrum's book "Superintelligence" - Will Superintelligent Machines Destroy Humanity?. In Frank Herbert's Dune books, humanity has long banned the creation of "thinking machines." Ten thousand years earlier,...Show More Summary

The Intercloud Will Absorb the Metacloud

Rackspace may be distancing itself from consolidation in the cloud space, but Cisco managed to find a target to beef up its own efforts.  The router giant entered the space back in March with its Intercloud strategy, and today announced its intention to purchase Metacloud. … [visit site to read more]

STACK Box Smart Home Controller Offers Home Automation And More

15 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

If you are looking for a way to control the Internet of things and devices using home automation you might be interested in a new smart home controller called the STACK Box which has been created by Cloud Media. The STACK Box home automation controller has been specifically designed to enable you to communicate to all Continue reading ?

Will Floating LNG Mark a Crucial Milestone in Future Offshore Global Gas Development? 

Back in 2011, Shell took the final investment decision on its Prelude FLNG project and started having a floating liquefied natural gas terminal built in South Korea in order to produce and export LNG from the so-called Browse Basin, about 300 miles off the coast of Western Australia. read more

How Smart Grid Policies Create Employment Opportunities

Most Smart Grid discussions about human impacts address the demographic trends in utility workforces or the influences that Smart Grid technologies and applications have on people in residential and commercial settings. But the subject of job creation doesn’t get the same attention. read more

Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, tw telecom, Viawest, Highwinds, CENX

Here’s a quick look at some interesting news items from this week: … [visit site to read more]

Carbon Pollution Rules Comment Period Extended

The EPA has extended the comment period for the proposed Clean Power Plan to Dec. 1. The comment period for the carbon emissions rules was originally scheduled to end Oct. 16. The extension comes a week after 53 senators sent a letter to EPA chief Gina McCarthy last week calling for more time to allow […]

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