Offshore Wind Toward 2020 May 2013 (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) “Europe has set itself ambitious climate and energy targets: A third of the continent's electricity needs are to be met from renewable energy sources by 2020. Offshore...Show More Summary
It’s the endgame for Sprint’s Clearwire campaign, but it’s not over yet. Despite Sprint’s decision to boost its bid from $2.97 to $3.40 in the wake of shareholder protests, the deal’s biggest detractor remains unimpressed. Yep, Crest Financial is still recommending a ‘No’ vote next Friday. … [visit site to read more]
Solar panels capture energy from light and convert it to electricity. This is the most visible form of energy harvesting, but it is hardly the only one. Energy harvesting captures energy lost as heat, light, sound, vibration, or movement. Devices that harvest or scavenge energy can capture, accumulate, store, condition, and manage this energy into Continue reading ?
The rats have officially starting fleeing HTC’s sinking ship, as a torrential exodus of executives has left the Android partner reeling and the tech world asking serious questions about the company’s future. In fact things are apparently so bad at HTC that one fleeing executive took to Twitter, urging his fellow colleagues to likewise depart. [...]
The demand for a mobile payment solution is apparently very high on Canadian soil. As two PayPal studies show — one released last year, and the second one recently — Canadians are ready to go cashless. In fact, there is a significant rise in the percentage of mobile users who are losing interest in their [...]
Experts from around the world have gathered in Bonn, Germany to “synthesize major global water research achievements in the last decade and help assemble the scientific foundations to articulate a common vision of Earth’s water future."
The U.S. Department of Energy has been a strong advocate for new forms of energy for several years. The federal agency has been responsible for much of the progress the country has made in the renewable energy sector for some time, but has also served as a stumbling block for this progress through its support Continue reading ?
With Memorial Day weekend upon us in the US, the summer is here. Well, I’m not quite back in the US yet – a few more weeks for that. In the meantime, here’s a Friday roundup of network news from around the world this week: … [visit site to read more]
Nissan and Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced a joint initiative to make EV charging more readily available and to expand consumer awarenessShow More Summary
Nest Labs purchased fellow startup MyEnergy on Wednesday to enhance its partnerships in the utility sector and expand its residential demand response offerings. Nest doesn’t call its new services “demand response,” but it has been building...Show More Summary
And an aquifer beneath it. Bill Battaglin of the USGS sent this video my way. Good stuff. They even discuss SPARROW modeling! See more videos at this site. "There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery,...
National Grid has unveiled plans for the future home of its Sustainability Hub, a 2,200 square-foot facility centrally located within the company’s smart grid pilot area in Worcester, Mass. The space, located at 912 Main St., has been donated by Clark University and will provide the community and customers with interactive education about energy efficiency Continue reading ?
Massachusetts-based startup WiTricity believes it has the answer to electric vehicle (EV) charging. But first, WiTricity vice president of sales and business development David Schatz has a torso to show me. It’s the first time WiTrcity has shown its torso, which is really a gel mold that resembles human flesh. Inside it are lights that Continue reading ?
Bill Dutton – who chairs Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for England – has done a good blog posting on how to find your way through the quagmire presented by so many call centre menu options and how the issue has been tackled by what he calls an example of the “Fifth Estate function”.
Natural gas seems to invoke a win/win perspective as the solution to all problems in some discussions about energy policy and the best fuels for electricity generation and transportation. In these scenarios, the only downside is the pressure it puts on renewable energy technologies. Yes, natural gas is cleaner than coal. It exhausts about half Continue reading ?
Google Fiber announced Raytown, Mo. as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber service, challenging AT&T and Comcast. The city aldermen in Raytown voted unanimously in favor of the move.
The Asia-Pacific smart grid market earned approximately $5.4 billion in 2012 and will reach $15.83 billion in 2018, finds a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The report says the smart grid market in Asia-Pacific got a huge boost from the rollouts of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Australasia and smart city projects in North Continue reading ?
Media Bureau provides MX applicants one last opportunity to avoid going to auction. If you’ve still got one or more FM translator applications pending from the infamous 2003 window, listen up! The Media Bureau has opened a 62-day “Settlement...Show More Summary
Asia’s burgeoning smart-grid market is expected to generate $15.83 billion in revenue in 2018, up from just $5.4 billion in 2012, as demand response and energy management systems grow in popularity. The forecast comes from Frost & Sullivan, which also believes that “Southeast Asia’s desire to switch to smart grids” will fuel smart-grid sales over Continue reading ?
Anyone with an interest in energy policy knows that a full frontal assault has been launched against the Renewable Fuel Standard. Big Oil has gone on the offensive, spreading myths and misinformation about renewable fuels.