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A World of Wireless Energy

If you buy a 2016 Toyota Prius, you won’t need to worry about keeping your hybrid car charged — just get the option for wireless power transfer that lets you drive into your garage and have your battery automatically topped up from a pad on the floor. read more

Radiation Visible

If you think about nuclear energy, you’re bound to run into a lot of anti-nuclear chatter. Most of it is exceptionally dumbbell in nature, uninformed and trying to gin up fear where there need be no fear. It’s the kind of thing thatShow More Summary

New York Green Bank's First Deals Underscore State's Commitment to Clean Energy Future

Clean energy finance is thriving in New York State. Governor Cuomo announced the New York Green Bank’s first set of deals, totaling an impressive $800 million in clean energy investmens. The projects funded by this investment will yield an impressive annual reduction of 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. read more

Wireline Scarefest: What's making executives afraid to turn out the lights

Halloween is time for ghosts, goblins, or maybe firing up the Roku or Wii device to watch Bruce Campbell of Burn Notice fame fight off zombies in the B-movie classic The Evil Dead on Netflix. But it's also a time to reflect on some of the challenging issues and scenarios that the wireline industry is facing.

Tea Party Organizer Debbie Dooley Taking Her Advocacy for Solar Energy and Against Utility Monopolies to Florida, Virginia, and Wisconsin

When Debbie Dooley seized the mantle as solar energy’s newest and most vocal champion in Georgia last year, solar advocates in other states began wondering how they could replicate her efforts. Well they may have an answer as Dooley is testing the waters in Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin. read more


Maybe you can change people’s minds about climate change after all Chris Mooney, October 28, 2014 (Washington Post) “…[C]onservative and pro-free market beliefs are strongly correlated with dismissal of climate science…[and conservatives]...Show More Summary

The Digital Revolution

The last article started the buildup to using data (from wherever) to drive innovation, clarity and transparency, business model/economics, institutionalization, and benchmarking for industry in general and, ideally, for green manufacturing as well. Show More Summary


It May be Lights Out for the Wind Energy Come the Midterms Chris Versace, October 27, 2014 (Fox Business News) “…Congressional support for [wind’s vital $0.023 per kilowatt-hour production tax credit (PTC)] is largely split along party lines. Show More Summary


Swiss firm says it can make near invisible solar modules October 28, 2014 (PhysOrg) “…[Newly developed white solar modules with no visible cells and connections] can blend with a building's ‘skin’ to become virtually invisible…[according...Show More Summary


Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts; Global Forecasts for Light Duty Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Battery Electric Vehicle Sales and Vehicles in Use: 2014-2023 4Q 2014 (Navigant Research) “The rapidly changing market for electric vehicles...Show More Summary

Industry Spotlight: Peak’s Luke Norris on the Intercloud

There are few buzzwords less specific these days than the word cloud, but for me the intercloud manages to fog things up even more.  The internet already connects all the clouds out there right?  So what are we really saying?  I asked Luke Norris, CEO of Peak and one of the folks most involved with hooking up clouds to each other, […]

No intrigue at NRC regarding Stephen Burns

On September 16, 2014, Stephen Burns and Jeff Baran were confirmed as Commissioners at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the Senate. Thirty days later, on October 14, 2014, Jeff Baran was sworn in and began serving out the remainder...Show More Summary

Internet of Things: Security vs. Time To Market

17 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Last week I had the opportunity to take part on panel at the Sector Security Conference in Toronto. Just for the record, I’m also on the advisory board for that conference so we’re clear. The main thrust of the panel was dealing with predictions for the coming calendar year. I’m no fan of predictions in general. Continue reading ?

The Symbolic Politics of Climate Diplomacy

Last week, the European Union began the process of setting the agenda for the climate negotiations scheduled for Paris in late 2015. These talks will focus the world's attention on the climate, but the difference in national interest between developing and developed nations makes a meaningful deal impossible. read more

USGBC Announced LEED 2009 Extension

The US Green Building Council says it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016 — an extension of almost a year and a half. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015. The USGB says extending to October 2016 gives LEED […]

Akamai Keeps On Rolling

In the CDN cloud world, Akamai remains barely challenged by the rest of the sector when it comes to the raw numbers. They turned in another strong quarter yesterday after the markets closed, shrugging aside the perrenial worries about Apple or another big customer moving traffic off onto internal infrastructure. But it’s hard work staying […]

Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have recently hosted a forum on the ongoing water crisis in the United States. This resulted in the release of two interesting new discussion papers. read more

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