Elon Musk - Thoughts on transitioning to 100% renewable energy


Source: Elon Musk 19 December 2014
Elon Musk - Thoughts on transitioning to 100% renewable energy

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk offers his thoughts on transitioning to 100% renewable energy...

ScottishPower axes Welsh farm


Source: ReNews 19 December 2014
ScottishPower axes Welsh farm

ScottishPower Renewables has abandoned plans for an up to 78MW wind farm at Dyfnant Forest in Wales.

German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification


Source: BusinessGreen 19 December 2014
German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification

Energy demand in Germany is set to fall by nearly five per cent over the course of this year, new figures this week predict.

Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?


Source: The Energy Collective 19 December 2014
Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?

The World Bank is failing to invest enough resources in clean energy access but Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim now has the opportunity to change that

For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids


Source: Reuters 19 December 2014
For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army.

Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 1


Source: YouTube 18 December 2014 Featured
Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 1

In the first of a series of three video blogs, IBM's CTO of Smarter Energy, Andy Stanford-Clark, explains his personal mission to reduce the energy...

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Magical Thinking in the Age of Green


Source: SustainableCities 18 December 2014
Magical Thinking in the Age of Green

We are not in the Age of Aquarius that had brought radical hope about societal change and a turn toward ecology and steady state growth.

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels


Source: BusinessGreen 18 December 2014
UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output.

Sunand Prasad: What Do We Mean By Smarter Cities?


Source: YouTube 18 December 2014
Sunand Prasad: What Do We Mean By Smarter Cities?

Cities -- dystopia or the best arena for human flourishing? Will all that is worst in city life dominate the future, or will technology allow us to...

Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change


Source: The Energy Collective 18 December 2014
Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region in the world, with 80 percent of its inhabitants living in cities.

Perfect storms


Source: The Economist 18 December 2014
Perfect storms

AS A sharp winter wind whips up the Irish Sea off the coast of Cumbria, a group of engineers gaze contentedly at their screens.

Customer Operations Transformation by IBM


Source: IBM 18 December 2014
Customer Operations Transformation by IBM

Rising energy costs, concerns about climate change and technology advances are transforming the energy landscape. As consumers become more...

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China's largest coal power plant violating air pollution levels every week


Source: The Guardian 18 December 2014
China's largest coal power plant violating air pollution levels every week

China’s largest coal-fired power plant has been violating national emission standards for chemicals that cause dangerous pollution.

North Sea CO2 storage vision gets £2.5m boost


Source: BusinessGreen 18 December 2014
North Sea CO2 storage vision gets £2.5m boost

The UK has earmarked £2.5m to encourage the development of CO2 storage under the North Sea by helping companies to identify sites to store emissions.

Revealed: the Best and Worst Solar PV Panels You Can Buy


Source: SustainableCities 18 December 2014
Revealed: the Best and Worst Solar PV Panels You Can Buy

Your solar electricity may not be as clean as you think. The technology used is known to have ethical and environmental problems.

Natural Gas Overwhelmingly Replaces Coal


Source: The Energy Collective 17 December 2014
Natural Gas Overwhelmingly Replaces Coal

The growth of natural gas generation in the US power sector has overwhelmingly displaced coal generation, a new Breakthrough analysis finds.

Small-scale solar desalination system aims for affordable water independence


Source: TreeHugger 17 December 2014
Small-scale solar desalination system aims for affordable water independence

By combining solar PV, solar thermal, and a heat exchanger, Desolenator has developed a low-cost portable water purifier and desalination device.

'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'


Source: The Register 17 December 2014
'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

Sixty-six heavyweights in the field of biodiversity conservation have pleaded with the world's greens to get over their objections to nuclear power.

Buffett’s Smart-Grid Idea Takes Over Your Washing Machine


Source: Bloomberg 17 December 2014
Buffett’s Smart-Grid Idea Takes Over Your Washing Machine

Warren Buffett wants to tell you the best time to wash your clothes. Or at least his energy company in the U.K does.

Lima Call For Climate Action: The Long Road to Paris Begins


Source: The Energy Collective 17 December 2014
Lima Call For Climate Action: The Long Road to Paris Begins

It seems little has changed in the negotiating process at the latest Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru.

Ofgem seeks to cut costs of giant renewables transmission scheme


Source: BusinessGreen 17 December 2014
Ofgem seeks to cut costs of giant renewables transmission scheme

Ofgem yesterday gave the green light for taxpayers to fund a giant cable that would transmit 1.2GW of renewable electricity from the Scottish Islands.

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