Green energy from farms could power 1.3 million homes


Source: BusinessGreen 21 November 2014
Green energy from farms could power 1.3 million homes

UK farms could produce enough energy to power 1.3 million homes, according to new industry-backed research.

UK smart meter rollout stalled until late 2016


Source: Smart Grid News 21 November 2014
UK smart meter rollout stalled until late 2016

It is not good news for the UK’s ambitious $17 billion smart meter rollout, communication systems won't be ready by the 2015 deadline.

Energy Quote of the Day: 'A Well-Supplied Oil Market in the Short-Term Should Not Disguise the Challenges...'


Source: TheEnergyCollective 21 November 2014
Energy Quote of the Day: 'A Well-Supplied Oil Market in the Short-Term Should Not Disguise the Challenges...'

While the current focus is on declining oil prices, which hit four-year lows recently, the longer-term oil market picture could feature a demand surge

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant


Source: BusinessGreen 21 November 2014
Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

Nestle's anaerobic digestor has generated around £350,000 of revenue for its Rolo and Fruit Pastilles factory in the last 12 months.

Ophir Energy makes Salamander takeover bid


Source: Energy Voice 21 November 2014
Ophir Energy makes Salamander takeover bid

Ophir Energy has made an indicative offer to acquire Salamander Energy, the companies have said in a joint statement.

Plat-o gets sea legs


Source: ReNews 21 November 2014
Plat-o gets sea legs

Sustainable Marine Energy has completed the maiden sea trial of its Plat-o semi-submerged floating tidal platform in waters off the Isle of Wight.

IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice


Source: IBM 21 November 2014
IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice

Smart is...Optimising energy and water usage and enhancing the working environment for IBM researchers by analysing data from thousands of sensors...

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Environmentalists Accuse Walmart Of Failing On Renewable Energy Targets While Using Too Much Coal Power


Source: IBTimes 21 November 2014
Environmentalists Accuse Walmart Of Failing On Renewable Energy Targets While Using Too Much Coal Power

Environmental groups are accusing Walmart of falling short on a number of its well-publicized sustainability goals.

T pylon rises at National Grid training centre


Source: BusinessGreen 21 November 2014
T pylon rises at National Grid training centre

New lightweight pylons are springing up in the British countryside for the first time, after National Grid announced plans to install six new pylons.

Clean, Distributed Energy Can Benefit Low-Income Families


Source: TheEnergyCollective 21 November 2014
Clean, Distributed Energy Can Benefit Low-Income Families

We’ve spent nearly 15 years collectively working on clean energy solutions for both rural and urban communities.

Countries pledge $9.3bn for Green Climate Fund


Source: The Guardian 21 November 2014
Countries pledge $9.3bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin pledge just short of $10bn target for fund to help developing countries deal with global warming.

China’s clean air challenge: The health impacts of transport emissions


Source: The City Fix 21 November 2014
China’s clean air challenge: The health impacts of transport emissions

Air quality is one of many tragic social and environmental issues China has faced during its rapid urbanization and motorization.

Hawaiian Electric testing smart water heaters for several grid applications


Source: Smart Grid News 20 November 2014
Hawaiian Electric testing smart water heaters for several grid applications

Hawaiian Electric will deploy small and medium-size businesses as part of a project to determine if they will help it better manage its electric grid.

US Ex-Im Bank Offers $1 Billion Renewable Energy Loan To India


Source: Clean Technica 20 November 2014
US Ex-Im Bank Offers $1 Billion Renewable Energy Loan To India

The US Export-Import Bank has played a very important role in shaping the Indian renewable energy market into its current form.

How Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy


Source: Switchboard 20 November 2014
How Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy

I’m not writing much this week, because I’m traveling, very glad to be away from US presidential politics but concerned for all my colleagues and...

Green Deal enjoys much-needed boost as plans top 7,000


Source: BusinessGreen 20 November 2014
Green Deal enjoys much-needed boost as plans top 7,000

The Green Deal scheme has continued recent momentum with the latest official figures showing that 7,207 households have Green Deal plans in progress.

U.S. power grid hit by hackers 79 times so far this year


Source: Smart Grid News 20 November 2014
U.S. power grid hit by hackers 79 times so far this year

The attacks on the U.S. electric grid have so far done nothing destructive, but cyber-security experts and others are justifiably concerned.

US renewables revenue climbs


Source: ReNews 20 November 2014
US renewables revenue climbs

Renewable energy generators in the US have had a revenue boost of 49% over five years, it was revealed by the US Census Bureau.

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries


Source: The Guardian 20 November 2014
UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against ‘little Englander’ approach as UK's donation to UN’s Green Climate Fund is announced.

Melbourne Leaders Take Charge On Renewable Energy Policy


Source: Clean Technica 20 November 2014
Melbourne Leaders Take Charge On Renewable Energy Policy

Amidst national policies in Australia that seem to be growing ever further from reality, the City of Melbourne has made a stand.

Amazon Vows to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy


Source: Wired 20 November 2014
Amazon Vows to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Apple made the pledge. So did Google and Facebook. But Amazon stayed silent. Well, it had until this week.

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