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  • What Will the 21st Century Grid Look Like? favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - It seems everyone involved with renewable energy and climate change is asking the same question these days. What will the 21st century grid look like? This is one of the key questions the Department of Energy is asking as part of the first “Quadrennial Energy...
  • Change In Antarctic Sea Ice Trend Not So Extreme, Study Finds favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - A new study finds that the change in the trend of Antarctic sea ice growth over time is “not as extreme as the published literature indicates,” as one coauthor put it. The most important thing to know about Antarctica and ice is that a large...
  • Here's What Utilities Really Think About Microgrids favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - There is just over a gigawatt worth of microgrids scattered throughout the country. While many of those projects have proved their value during major storms or extended outages, they are largely custom-engineered and limited to public facilities like schools, hospitals and military bases.read more...
  • IEA Executive Director Denounces Subsidy-Fueled 'Wasteful Consumption' favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently expressed her view that “ending ‘wasteful fossil fuel subsidies’, which may encourage overconsumption of oil and gas, particularly in the Middle East,” still constitutes a big challenge around the world.read more...
  • World Oil Production at 3/31/2014: Where are We Headed? favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - The standard way to make forecasts of almost anything is to look at recent trends and assume that this trend will continue, at least for the next several years. With world oil production, the trend in oil production looks fairly benign, with the trend slightly...
  • High-Efficiency Planet favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Dramatic increases in energy efficiency historically have allowed for cheaper energy services, and rather than reducing the amount of energy people used, these improvements increased energy consumption. As such, consumers play an important role in energy transitions.read more...
  • Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements in the state-of-the-art of this device....
  • Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Another step towards faster computers relies on three coherently coupled quantum dots used as quantum information units. Quantum computers have yet to materialize. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum dots-a kind...
  • How to power California with wind, water and sun favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices....
  • The Earth Experienced Its Hottest June This Year favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published on Climate Central By Brian Kahn The world just experienced its hottest June on record. The heat was driven in large by part by the hottest ocean temperatures since record keeping began more than 130 years ago. That makes this the third-warmest start...
  • Offshore Wind Farms Provide Seals With A Buffet favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published in the ECOreport. Seal by Marieke IJsendoorn-Kuijpers (CC BY-SA 2.0 license) Offshore wind farms provide seals with a Buffet. The turbines are essentially an artificial reef. They became home to marine invertebrates, fish, crabs, lobsters, fouling animals, and plants. They have also caught the attention...
  • Alternative Fusion Technologies Heat Up favicon Scientific American (Yesterday) - Start-ups in fusion-energy research are fueled by venture capital and a lot of hope -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • Electric Cars For UK Government Fleets favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - It’s been a good year so far for EV news with Tesla’s Model S success, the announcement of a smaller, more affordable Tesla, and the release of their patents. Other developments, like Bhutan trying to switch to electric vehicles, only have added to it. Now comes the...
  • Kiva Funds Renewable Energy Projects, Solar Lights and Clean Cookstoves favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Kiva is a world leader in microlending and has helped many people pull themselves out of poverty by lending them money to start small businesses. What may not be known as much is that Kiva also supports renewable energy projects. Below is an interview with...
  • Charging Your Portfolio With Tesla's Gigafactory favicon Alternative Energy Stocks (Yesterday) - By Jeff Siegel Last week, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced that its next electric offering — a competitively priced electric vehicle — will hit the market in 2017. Dubbed the Model III, the 200-mile-range electric vehicle will go for $35,000. Certainly this was big news for...
  • When Politics Constraints Carbon Pricing, Part 2: 6 Tips for Improving Climate Change Policy favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - The repeal of Australia’s carbon tax last week put the political obstacles to establishing a price on carbon in stark relief. Yet the news from Canberra is just the most dramatic manifestation of a set of powerful political economy forces that can fundamentally constrain efforts...
  • Breakthrough Halophyte Biofuel & The Failure Of Tar Sands Oil (Exclusive Videos) favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - With great appreciation to the Masdar PR crew and to Dr Alejandro Ríos Galván, Director of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), I was recently granted the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Alejandro on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Ascent* about halophyte biofuel and the...
  • Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS] favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - Read the rest of Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS] Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "clean energy", "energy efficiency", "green wall", "sustainable architecture", Daylighting, first LEED Platinum building in Israel, Green Building, Israel, LEED platinum, Middle...
  • The Earth Experienced It’s Hottest June This Year favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published on Climate Central By Brian Kahn The world just experienced its hottest June on record. The heat was driven in large by part by the hottest ocean temperatures since record keeping began more than 130 years ago. That makes this the third-warmest start...
  • 2016 Opel Ampera Cancelled (Probably) favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally posted on GAS2 When the Opel Ampera debuted in Europe in 2012, it commanded a huge chunk of the plug-in car market, selling over 5,200 units in its first year. By 2013 though, sales and interest had sunk some 40%, with just 3,184...
  • Could Be The Biggest Solar Project In Canada favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published in the ECOreport. The site – courtesy EcoSmart The 9th annual Paddle for the Peace was held Saturday, July 12, 2014. This year’s trek was especially important because of the impending decision on British Columbia’s proposed Site C dam. If this project is...
  • Former SunPower Executive Bruce Ledesma Is Now Mosaic’s COO favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published in the ECOreport. Photo Courtesy Mosaic For the past 15 years, Bruce Ledesma has been working with either solar or financial services. As Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SunPower Corporation, he oversaw that company’s growth from $250 million to $2.5 billion...
  • Yellow Light Grows the Best Algae for Biofuels favicon Scientific American (Yesterday) - Chiplike screening devices show that yellow light gets algae to make more lipids for fuels -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • Exelon’s Massachusetts Flip-Flop favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The state that made political flip-flops famous has just claimed another victim. But this time the guilty party isn’t a Presidential candidate. It’s one of the largest energy behemoths in the country. Exelon Corporation (which owns utilities in three states and is asking regulators to...
  • Google’s $1 Million Little Box Challenge: Invent A Smaller Thingy favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Google has just officially launched the Little Box Challenge, a $1 million competition that could help push the cost of rooftop solar panels down through the floor and into the basement. The prize goes to anybody who can come up with a tablet-sized version of...
  • India Set For 1,500 MW Solar PV Projects Auction favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - After months of financial and regulatory delays, India is back with its latest tranche of solar power project auctions under the ambitious National Solar Mission. This time around, the government agencies will allocate solar photovoltaic projects through one of the largest auctions in the...
  • California City First To Get 2nd-Generation Proterra Electric Bus favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Are electric buses the public transit path to the future? Proterra thinks so, and so does the Foothill Transit Authority of West Covina, California. They became the first transit system in the country to offer revenue-based service of a Proterra electric bus in the...
  • Peak oil notes - July 24 favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - A midweek update. New York crude futures have traded in a narrow range between $102-$103 per barrel this week as the markets reacted to changing headlines...
  • The Art of Fermentation favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - One way to reduce household energy use associated with food is to adopt fermentation as a primary means of food preservation....
  • Pennsylvania Auditor: State Department of Environmental Protection Was Unprepared For Shale Industry’s Growth favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - The Pennsylvania auditor general on Tuesday confirmed what was never up for debate for environmental groups and residents—the state was unprepared for the growth of the shale gas industry....

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