10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change


Source: The Guardian 1 August 2014
10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change

From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful.

Smart grid technology roundup: What’s new in metering, analytics and more


Source: SmartGridNews 1 August 2014
Smart grid technology roundup: What’s new in metering, analytics and more

It’s been a while since we checked in on what’s coming from smart grid technology companies, so here’s a quick summary of several new products.

Can Nuclear Make a Substantial Near-Term Contribution?


Source: The Energy Collective 1 August 2014
Can Nuclear Make a Substantial Near-Term Contribution?

A recent TEC article on the potential of coal, nuclear and wind/solar to supply the rapidly growing energy needs of the developing world.

The Reformation Begins: New York Utility Proposes Community Solar, Microgrids-as-a-Service


Source: The Energy Collective 1 August 2014
The Reformation Begins: New York Utility Proposes Community Solar, Microgrids-as-a-Service

As the New York Public Service Commission debates a proposal to reform the state's distribution utilities.

Google offers $1,000,000 to shrink solar power inverter technology


Source: Tree Hugger 1 August 2014
Google offers $1,000,000 to shrink solar power inverter technology

Here's your opportunity to change the future of electricity. If you can miniaturize a household-sized power inverter, Google will give you £600,000

The Super Supercapacitor


Source: YouTube 1 August 2014 Featured
The Super Supercapacitor

Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world.

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Smart grid market research: China’s renewables growth surge and more


Source: SmartGridNews 1 August 2014
Smart grid market research: China’s renewables growth surge and more

Our market research roundup this week includes quite a variety: the EV charging stations market, smart city technology, home automation, China’s renewables and much more.

Which countries produce The most fossil fuels?


Source: The Energy Collective 31 July 2014
Which countries produce The most fossil fuels?

Which country takes the most fossil fuels out of the ground? The answer to this question is relatively predictable.

What are Smarter Buildings


Source: IBM 30 July 2014 Featured
What are Smarter Buildings

There is increasing pressure to reduce costs and run property in a more efficient and sustainable way..

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Social Media and the City


Source: IBM 30 July 2014 Daily digest
Social Media and the City

Social media is changing the conversation. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, foursquare – we no longer just communicate...

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What we're learning from Europe's first campus-wide microgrid (think cogen)


Source: SmartGridNews 30 July 2014 Featured
What we're learning from Europe's first campus-wide microgrid (think cogen)

Europe's first campus-wide microgrid is up and running at the University of Genoa's Savona location

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Will Coal Exports Abroad Offset Hard-Won Carbon Reductions at Home?


Source: TheEnergyCollective 30 July 2014
Will Coal Exports Abroad Offset Hard-Won Carbon Reductions at Home?

When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he set a goal of cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels by 2020

Increase diesel taxes to fight pollution, say Boris Johnson and green groups


Source: The Guardian 30 July 2014
Increase diesel taxes to fight pollution, say Boris Johnson and green groups

Mayor and environmentalists call for reconsideration of fuel tax given health problems associated with lower-taxed diesel

Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020 and call for carbon market reform to reverse EU coal comeback


Source: The Climate Group 30 July 2014 Featured
Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020 and call for carbon market reform to reverse EU coal comeback

Tackling climate change is one of 17 goals included in the UN’s blueprint for its new post-2015 sustainable development agenda

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Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office


Source: IBM 29 July 2014
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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A carbon tax that's good for business?


Source: The Guardian 29 July 2014
A carbon tax that's good for business?

As Australia makes headlines for repealing its carbon tax, British Columbia is quietly innovating its tax system in a way that benefits businesses

US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will 'hinder' deployment, industry warns


Source: BusinessGreen 29 July 2014 Featured
US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will 'hinder' deployment, industry warns

Levies of more than 165 per cent imposed after anti-dumping complaint threaten to re-ignite US-China trade spat

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Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!


Source: SolarRoadWays 29 July 2014
Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

Two American engineers have set out to overhaul the US's transport and energy infrastructures

Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards


Source: BusinessGreen 29 July 2014 Featured
Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans

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Double digit growth drives wind industry forward to 12.5% increase in installed capacity


Source: The Climate Group 28 July 2014
Double digit growth drives wind industry forward to 12.5% increase in installed capacity

Worldwide the wind industry continues to expand, with 35 GW added in 2013 alone, new research from the Worldwatch Institute reveals.

The Optimized Energy Value Chain


Source: IBM 28 July 2014
The Optimized Energy Value Chain

Meeting the challenges of the smart grid requires optimized and coordinated solutions...

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