Cyborg GPs: healthcare in an imagined future


Source: The Guardian 4 March 2015
Cyborg GPs: healthcare in an imagined future

A vision of the NHS in 50 years’ time, when automatons rule, and human doctors are digitally-enhanced to be all-knowing.

Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office


Source: IBM 4 March 2015
Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office

The difficulties inherent in implementing a typical Program Management Office (PMO) within utilities organizations are...

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Why Did Apple Pay So Much for 130 MW of Solar? Is Google Part of the Answer?


Source: The Energy Collective 4 March 2015
Why Did Apple Pay So Much for 130 MW of Solar? Is Google Part of the Answer?

Sometimes, we write blog posts that pose rhetorical questions in the title. This time, I have real questions, with several possible answers below.

SolarCity sues Arizona utility over solar anti-competitive practices


Source: Gigaom 4 March 2015
SolarCity sues Arizona utility over solar anti-competitive practices

The solar financier and installer chaired by Elon Musk, SolarCity, has filed a lawsuit in Arizona against the Arizona utility Salt River Project.

M&S debuts UK's largest rooftop solar array


Source: BusinessGreen 3 March 2015
M&S debuts UK's largest rooftop solar array

Marks & Spencer has set a new record for the solar industry, after completing the installation of the UK's largest single roof-mounted solar array.

Tesla now has 2,000 Superchargers, which have powered 86 million electric miles!


Source: TreeHugger 3 March 2015
Tesla now has 2,000 Superchargers, which have powered 86 million electric miles!

It was just last April that I wrote about Tesla's big milestone: Their 100th Supercharger station, which seemed like a lot at the time.

Smart Tyranny: How to resist the smart grid


Source: corbettreport 3 March 2015
Smart Tyranny: How to resist the smart grid

Smart technology represents less of a breakthrough in power distribution and more of a revolution in complete, constant, panopticon-like...

Telefónica makes ‘digital telco’ move through Firefox Hello OTT service


Source: Telecoms 3 March 2015
Telefónica makes ‘digital telco’ move through Firefox Hello OTT service

Telefónica told Telecoms.com at MWC 2015 it is en route to transforming itself into a ‘digital telco’, with the help of Mozilla.

Renewable energy sector grows with £5.2 billion worth of 2014 contracts


Source: BDaily 3 March 2015
Renewable energy sector grows with £5.2 billion worth of 2014 contracts

£5.2 billion worth of construction contracts for 1.095 renewable energy projects were awarded in 2014, including a record amount of solar projects.

Renewable energy is conquering quirky nature of Britain’s climate


Source: The Guardian 3 March 2015
Renewable energy is conquering quirky nature of Britain’s climate

Britain’s energy supply is increasingly driven by the weather. as large numbers of new solar farms will make a noticeable difference to the energy mix

The Southern California Edison Smart Grid Strategy and Roadmap


Source: IBM 3 March 2015
The Southern California Edison Smart Grid Strategy and Roadmap

SCE charts a course for the future through a collaborative project that has resulted in a clear smart grid vision, along with a strategy and...

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Clegg dishes out £114m in cycling infrastructure funding


Source: BusinessGreen 3 March 2015
Clegg dishes out £114m in cycling infrastructure funding

The government has announced the award of £114m of funding to help eight cities across the UK improve and expand their cycle route networks.

What Happens When a Solar Eclipse Takes 30GW of Solar Off-Line?


Source: The Energy Collective 3 March 2015
What Happens When a Solar Eclipse Takes 30GW of Solar Off-Line?

The world is about to experience a fascinating experiment, when a solar eclipse hits Europe on March 20th 2015.

Good Energy seals PV hat-trick


Source: ReNews 2 March 2015
Good Energy seals PV hat-trick

Good Energy has wrapped up commissioning at the 5MW Rook Wood solar plant in Wiltshire.

Scotland calls on UK Govt to show greater ambition on renewable energy


Source: Click Green 2 March 2015
Scotland calls on UK Govt to show greater ambition on renewable energy

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK Government to increase its ambition to develop offshore wind.

Telco CEOs see urgent need for privacy, data security


Source: Total Telecom 2 March 2015
Telco CEOs see urgent need for privacy, data security

Heads of Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telenor, Vodafone warn that citizens' 'digital confidence' is at risk.

ANU Scientists create a Tractor Beam on water


Source: YouTube 2 March 2015
ANU Scientists create a Tractor Beam on water

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique...

UK’s renewable energy appeal hits 12-year low


Source: Energy Live News 2 March 2015
UK’s renewable energy appeal hits 12-year low

The UK is losing its appeal as a destination for investment in renewable energy, dropping to eight place in the latest global league table.

Wind energy myths lead British public to over-estimate renewables costs


Source: BusinessGreen 2 March 2015
Wind energy myths lead British public to over-estimate renewables costs

The avalanche of negative media stories that has sought to bury the UK's wind energy industry hasn't had much of an impact on the sector's popularity

The way the NHS manages A&E problems is not fit for purpose


Source: Health Service Journal 2 March 2015
The way the NHS manages A&E problems is not fit for purpose

In researching the recent problems in accident and emergency performance, I was struck by the way the NHS is managing the situation.

The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view


Source: IBM 2 March 2015 Featured
The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view

Making predictions is a risky activity. Making predictions in the utility industry can be perilous and history is filled plenty of mistakes.

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