How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth?


Source: Planetizen 22 October 2014
How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth?

I recently coauthored a paper for the Mercatus Institute (a think tank operating out of George Mason University) about the prevalence...

University Microgrid Manages Multiple Generation Assets


Source: TheEnergyCollective 22 October 2014
University Microgrid Manages Multiple Generation Assets

Combined heat and power (CHP) technologies are sometimes overlooked as important assets that can be deployed in Smart Grids and microgrids...

Why designers are on the front lines of climate change


Source: GreenBiz 22 October 2014
Why designers are on the front lines of climate change

Now more than ever, society is accepting that climate change is upon us. From Obama to GE's Jeff Immelt, leaders are confronting the reality...

Wind power to hit 2000 GW by 2030, says a new report


Source: The Climate Group 22 October 2014
Wind power to hit 2000 GW by 2030, says a new report

LONDON: Wind capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts (GW) globally and meet up to 19% of electricity demand by 2030...

Innovative Kansas biofuel plant provides vehicle fuel AND electricity


Source: SmartGridNews 22 October 2014
Innovative Kansas biofuel plant provides vehicle fuel AND electricity

WASHINGTON — Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio...

Enphase Energy introduces new energy management system


Source: Renewable Energy Focus 22 October 2014
Enphase Energy introduces new energy management system

Enphase Energy Inc has launched a new system for energy management that delivers on the vision of enabling large-scale implementation of solar...

Labor rejects Abbott government's first attempt at renewable energy deal


Source: The Guardian 22 October 2014
Labor rejects Abbott government's first attempt at renewable energy deal

The clean energy industry and Labor have immediately rejected the Abbott government’s opening gambit in negotiations to find a bipartisan agreement...

Sgurr start-up is on the money


Source: reNews 22 October 2014
Sgurr start-up is on the money

Glasgow-based SgurrEnergy has launched a service to help optimise renewable energy investments and reduce the risks involved...

Indian Business Leaders Slam Government for Bad Guidelines on Smart Cities and Propose a Model for Urban Resilie


Source: Sustainable Cities 22 October 2014
Indian Business Leaders Slam Government for Bad Guidelines on Smart Cities and Propose a Model for Urban Resilie

An Indian business think tank has developed a Smart Cities Maturity Model (SCMM) to establish the metrics to be applied to a Future City...

Will this be the greenest solar farm ever?


Source: TreeHugger 21 October 2014
Will this be the greenest solar farm ever?

Often, when we write about large-scale solar power plants, somebody raises objections about land use, environmental impact and a blight on the...

Evolution: Smart Grid Technology Requires Creating New Business Models


Source: IBM 21 October 2014
Evolution: Smart Grid Technology Requires Creating New Business Models

A century ago, the first great business model innovation in the electric power industry was set in motion with the move from...

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Solar battery is powered by light and air


Source: TreeHugger 21 October 2014
Solar battery is powered by light and air

One of the things you hear a lot about when discussing the future of clean technology is that renewable energy can't be rolled out...

Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students


Source: BusinessGreen 21 October 2014
Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

Nearly 2.7 million US students are enrolled at schools boasting solar installations, according to a major new report...

From Artisanal to Integrated: How Data Is Remaking the Efficiency Industry


Source: TheEnergyCollective 21 October 2014
From Artisanal to Integrated: How Data Is Remaking the Efficiency Industry

The past few years have seen an abundance of software innovations designed to enhance the efficiency of the built environment...

Here are the 2 biggest challenges to the future of energy storage


Source: GreenBiz 21 October 2014
Here are the 2 biggest challenges to the future of energy storage

The recent Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference in San Jose, Calif., can be summed up in one word: optimism...

UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share


Source: BusinessGreen 21 October 2014
UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

The UK's wind industry is celebrating today as it emerged that the sector yesterday set a new electricity share record of 24 per cent...

12 Coolest Solar-Powered Products On The Market


Source: Prismatic 21 October 2014
12 Coolest Solar-Powered Products On The Market

One of the worst feeling is having an essential tech device run out of juice right when you need it.

Comparing submarines and advanced utility operations (and the lessons learned)


Source: Smart Grid News 19 October 2014
Comparing submarines and advanced utility operations (and the lessons learned)

A submarine might not be the first comparison that comes to mind when thinking of utilities. Yet they have more in common than one would imagine.

Existing Nuclear Power Plants May Be Renewable Energy's Best Friend


Source: Forbes 19 October 2014
Existing Nuclear Power Plants May Be Renewable Energy's Best Friend

Observers watching the U.S. nuclear industry can tell you that the industry is struggling through a rough patch right now.

Transitioning Away from HFCs: An Energy and Climate Change Opportunity


Source: The Energy Collective 19 October 2014
Transitioning Away from HFCs: An Energy and Climate Change Opportunity

Blackouts and power outages, like the recent September blackouts in Mumbai, are an unfortunate part of daily life in India.

Georgia Is the Latest State to Procure Dirt-Cheap Solar Power


Source: The Energy Collective 18 October 2014
Georgia Is the Latest State to Procure Dirt-Cheap Solar Power

In Obama's America, according to conservatives, utilities are forced to consume expensive green energy mandated by the government.

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