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...

IBM Watson To Help Mayo Clinic Speed Clinical Trial Research


Source: Forbes 21 October 2014 Featured
IBM Watson To Help Mayo Clinic Speed Clinical Trial Research

If you or someone you know has ever been diagnosed with a serious illness like cancer or heart disease, you know what a life-changing experience it is. In that moment, the availability of effective treatment options and the pace of medical research become crucial determinants in successfully fighting the disease.

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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.

Solarcentury reveals how it is planning to make solar farms even greener


Source: BusinessGreen 18 October 2014
Solarcentury reveals how it is planning to make solar farms even greener

Solarcentury is building a 48MW solar farm, in Fareham, Portsmouth that it says will set new environmental standards for the industry.

Disney World's biogas facility: a model for converting food waste into energy


Source: The Guardian 18 October 2014
Disney World's biogas facility: a model for converting food waste into energy

As the US generates 35m tons of food waste yearly, biodigesters could be big business. Harvest Power hopes to crack the code.

Can plug-in EVs enhance grid reliability? EPRI and others are betting on it


Source: Smart Grid News 17 October 2014
Can plug-in EVs enhance grid reliability? EPRI and others are betting on it

As we reported in August, EPRI is collaborating with eight car companies and 15 utilities to create a communications architecture.

Big US companies agree solar is good business, with Walmart leading the way


Source: The Climate Group 17 October 2014
Big US companies agree solar is good business, with Walmart leading the way

Solar continues to be chosen by top US businesses, who are going renewable to secure reliable and affordable energy in an emerging low carbon economy.

Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay


Source: The Guardian 17 October 2014
Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

By dropping Shell, Lego shows new ways to target the astronomical profits of the fossil fuel industries.

How car sharing accelerates sustainability


Source: BusinessGreen 17 October 2014
How car sharing accelerates sustainability

Susan Shaheen, the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, focuses on furthering behavioral change.

Life cycle analysis confirms renewables' lighter footprint


Source: GreenBiz 17 October 2014
Life cycle analysis confirms renewables' lighter footprint

For years, some critics of renewable energy have contended that it's really no better than fossil fuels when you consider the entire life cycle.

Solar City Will Offer New Homeowner Financing Program on Solar Systems


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 October 2014
Solar City Will Offer New Homeowner Financing Program on Solar Systems

Good news on solar financing came in recently by Jeff Spross at ClimateProgress for those wanting to convert their electrical energy supply to solar.

UK energy bill crisis looms as consumers pay more despite using less


Source: The Guardian 17 October 2014
UK energy bill crisis looms as consumers pay more despite using less

Consumers are paying an average of £410 more a year for energy compared with a decade ago, despite using significantly less, according to a watchdog.

Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software


Source: BusinessGreen 17 October 2014
Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software

The owner of Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia and Strada has cut its energy demand by nine per cent, after deploying a new software tool.

Zurich's a city for people: "You are invited to the city, but your car is not"


Source: TreeHugger 17 October 2014
Zurich's a city for people: "You are invited to the city, but your car is not"

Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, is a gem like Amsterdam and Copenhagen, and it should be studied by other cities.

EU climate chief says energy, climate deal next week 'feasible'


Source: Reuters 17 October 2014
EU climate chief says energy, climate deal next week 'feasible'

EU leaders are likely to agree a new decade of climate and energy policy next week despite the "legitimate concerns" of several nations.

The Top Ten Smart Grid Myths Persisting in 2014


Source: Intelligent Utility 17 October 2014
The Top Ten Smart Grid Myths Persisting in 2014

The primary goals of any national electrical Smart Grid program are to maximize efficiency by adding various capabilities to a power delivery system.

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