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Intelligent Efficiency is Surging: Let’s Talk About It

This is not how your grandparents saved energy. They may have told you to turn off the lights or put on a sweater. They offered good advice, but times have changed beyond what they probably ever imagined. Technology is making it possible to do so much more. It gives us “intelligent efficiency,” now moving faster than ever.

The Value of Pursuing a Rational Middle in Polarized Times

At Energy Dialogues’ North American Gas Forum last month, I had the opportunity to participate on a panel moderated by Gregory Kallenberg of the Rational Middle. While the panel pre-dated the presidential election, the topic of constructive engagement through rational discourse is now more important than ever.

Three Turbine Manufacturers Provide More than 75% of U.S. Wind Capacity

EIA recently started collecting data on wind turbine manufacturers, turbine models, and other wind plant attributes in the Annual Electric Generator Report. As of the end of 2015, just three manufacturers— General Electric (GE), Vestas, and Siemens—accounted for 55 gigawatts (GW), or 76%, of installed wind generating capacity in the United States.

Does Climate Policy Matter?

The election of Donald Trump has raised deep concern about the future of international efforts to address climate change. President-elect Trump has called climate change a hoax, and has vowed to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, rescind...Show More Summary

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 29 November 2016

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Josh has been traveling recently - he's now in Budapest for the Water Summit. Here are Josh's 29 November 2016 jobs online. As a Word doc: Download 29 November 2016 - JWJ As a PDF: Download 29 November 2016 - JWJ Check out his website for all the jobs. His...

Oil demand and electric cars: A disjointed dilemma

With the automotive industry tipped as ripe for disruption and a growing imperative to rein in climate change, the recent rise of electric cars has sparked both excitement and angst of late within the global energy industry. TougherShow More Summary

Tuesday Roundup: Nokia, Elisa, Sparkle, Vodafone, America Movil, IBM

Here's a quick rundown on some news from around the world this Tuesday morning:... [visit site to read more]

Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?

Is there an easier way to notify the Commission when a station has taken part in the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)? Or does the FCC need to be notified at all? The agency seeks public input on the issue. The alternative program is a series of agreements between the Enforcement Bureau and a private … Continue Reading

Africa Could Become Fertile Ground For New Energy Investment

Africa wants to become fertile ground for new energy investment -- investments that would help electrify parts of the continent and make it ripe for news businesses and new jobs.

Microsoft Earns Zero Waste Facility Certification, a Tech Industry First

Microsoft’s zero waste efforts have earned it the US Zero Waste Business Council’s highest certification level at its Redmond, Washington campus, making Microsoft the first technology company to achieve zero waste facility certification. The gold-level certification recognizes the IT giant’s efforts to divert at least 90 percent of its waste from landfills. In a blog […]

UK Regulators Push BT to Separate Faster

Back in July, the British regulator Ofcom ordered BT to separate its Openreach wholesale wireline arm and operate it as a separate company.  That process has apparently not gone as they desired, because today they ratcheted up the pressure further.  ... [visit site to read more]

Chevrolet, GMC Expand Alternative Fuel Fleets

Chevrolet and GMC are partnering with Power Solutions International (PSI) to launch heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. Chevrolet also will offer CNG and LPG versions of its new Low Cab Forward commercial truck. The […]

OPEC may end up taking a tough route in spite of itself

OPEC meets November 30, as Energy Economist goes to press, in an attempt to reach some form of production freeze deal, but amid a number of disputes that make agreement very difficult. There are short-term incentives, under the pressure...Show More Summary

Daimler to invest $11 billion in electronic vehicles

Reuters reports that Daimler is about to move into the electric vehicle market - Daimler to invest $11 billion in electronic vehicles. uxury carmaker Daimler is planning to invest up to 10 billion euros in developing electric vehicles, its research and development head told a German daily. Show More Summary

Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA

Mark DeLaquil, Andrew M. Grossman, Joseph T. Nawrocki, Ilya Shapiro The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the Environmental Protection Agency acted unreasonably when it issued regulations of hazardousShow More Summary

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