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Women in Power: Managing California's Electric Grid Takes Nerves of Steel, and a Knack for Collaboration

In California – just beyond the outlets, thermostats, and light switches – are more than 40,000 miles of interconnected power lines, some 1,000 generation facilities with more than 55,000 megawatts of capacity, and some of clean energy’s most brilliant women in the control room. read more

Energy Quote of the Day: "You're Handing a Bat to Your Opponents...'

Tom Steyer the billionaire hedge fund manager turned enviro-political activist is spending big bucks to sway voters toward pro-climate-action democrats in the midterm elections this fall, but some are questioning the factual integrity of ads sponsored by Steyer’s super PAC NextGen. read more

Musings on the Second Great Recovery Experiment and the Promise of Natural Gas: Interview with Ron Muhlenkamp

Ron Muhlenkamp is the founder and portfolio manager of Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc., established in 1977 to manage private accounts for individuals and institutions. In 1988, the company launched a no-load mutual fund as an investment vehicle for all investors, large or small. read more

Massive Smart Meter Installation Begins

The daunting four year job to replace all 750,000 electric meters in CPS Energy’s system began right on schedule on Monday, with the first ‘smart meters’ being installed in neighborhoods on the near northeast side and in the Leon Valley area, Newsradio 1200 WOAI’s Michael Board reports. CPS Energy’s John Moreno says, in addition to Continue reading ?

The Utility Shift To Energy Solutions Provision

The Climate Spectator has a pair of articles looking at how Australian utilities are trying to avoid the utility death spiral - partly by resisting change and partly by trying to work out how to adapt to i. The first article looks at...Show More Summary

U.S. wind capacity to double by 2020

The U.S. continues to lead the world in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity, according to two reports released recently by the Department of Energy. The wind market in the United States remains strong due to increasing wind energy generation of decreasing wind technology prices, driving the U.S. closer to doubling wind power generation Continue reading ?

Is Storage Necessary for Renewable Energy?

Engineering.com has a look at an Amory Lovins presentation on our ability to switch to 100% renewable energy even without energy storage - Is Storage Necessary for Renewable Energy?. Physicist and energy expert Amory Lovins, chief scientist...Show More Summary

Powering Australia

The Australian is running a poll on energy related issues in Australia - it's one of the few reasons I could think of visiting it (just long enough to vote) - Powering Australia. Is Australia investing enough in renewable energy? 96% say no. Vote now: http://t.co/9UHTGhB0KY #PoweringAustralia pic.twitter.com/m4ti3tO1l0 — The Australian (@australian) August 26, 2014

2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced

Fire up your computer, free up some space on your credit cards and get your FRN information ready – you’ve got until SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 to get your reg fees paid … and they must be paid electronically. Apparently intent on re-defining...Show More Summary

Smartphone Shipments Spike

This week in tech news, Amazon announces acquisition of Twitch, smartphone shipments increase, largest broadband trial ever is announced.

Nuclear Energy Sets Forth in Ghana

An energy professional with the great name of Jude Nuru writes on Ghanaweb: It is worth mentioning that the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission has over the years successfully operated a nuclear plant on a small scale which has been of significant benefit to Ghanaians health wise. Show More Summary

Microsoft Devices Now Available on Daraz.pk

Microsoft Devices Pakistan recently signed an MoU with Daraz.pk, enabling fans of Windows Phones to browse, select and purchase their favourite Lumia devices directly from the comfort of their homes. Daraz.pk is Pakistan’s leading online...Show More Summary

U.S. Liquid Fuels Production Growth more than Offsets Unplanned Supply Disruptions

Record-setting liquid fuels production growth in the United States has more than offset the rise in unplanned global supply disruptions over the past few years, although differences in quality and location suggest that the substitution may not be exactly 1-for-1. read more

Rotate To a Green Garden

Flooded sidewalks can be a thing of the past.  Rotating sprinkler nozzles are becoming garden expert’s new favorite gadget because it eliminates runoff and uses 20% less water than its traditional counterpart.  The best part of these water efficient devices, there’s a rebate. Rotating nozzles deliver single stream of water at a slower, more precise rate [...]

Can Modular Desalination Provide Cheap, Clean Water and Demand Response Too?

The process of desalination isn’t nearly as energy-intensive as it was just a decade ago, thanks to new reverse-osmosis plant designs and nano-structured membranes that have drastically improved the energy efficiency of turning salt water into fresh water. read more

CESA: Combining solar with energy storage the future of clean energy

Green Mountain Power (GMP) has begun construction on a “solar + storage microgrid” project in Rutland, Vt., which is being partially funded a federal-state-NGO partnership involving the State of Vermont; the U.S. Department of Energy...Show More Summary

MetTel enhances its presence in Canada, brings service to four regions

MetTel, an emerging competitive provider, is taking on the Canadian market, announcing that it has expanded its coverage into four regions.

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