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  • Toward making lithium-sulfur batteries a commercial reality for a bigger energy punch favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are now reporting they have overcome key obstacles toward making lithium-sulfur batteries, which have the potential to leave today's lithium-ion technology in the dust....
  • Technology Advances Wind Energy Development favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - There have been significant improvements of late to equipment used to produce energy from wind. Towers are taller. Rotor diameters and blades are longer. Gearboxes, generators and bearings are more reliable. Onboard sensors are more effective at measuring and recording data.read more...
  • Wind Power Could Improve Grid Resiliency favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - A new study investigating wind power and grid resiliency by GE’s Energy Consulting business in late-August found that wind power can substantially enhance grid resiliency when coupled with appropriate modern plant controls. Scenarios where the US electrical grid suffered large-scale interruptions, such as multiple power...
  • Sustainable Energy Means Business in the Port of Amsterdam favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - The realities of climate change and resource depletion are an immediate concern for the Netherlands. The country is at high risk from floods resulting from global warming, and natural gas resources are expected to expire in approximately ten years.read more...
  • Global Offshore Wind Market To Reach 40 GW By 2020 favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - It’s no surprise that the offshore wind market has been increasing in popularity over the past couple of years as the technology has become more affordable and installation techniques have been fine-tuned to be more efficient. Subsequently, the market for offshore wind power globally is...
  • Illinois Considers Greenhouse Gas Metric for Evaluating Utility Performance favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - A new utility business model is the hot topic in statehouses and regulatory commissions across the country, as some argue utility earnings should be based on performance rather than volumetric electricity sales. This is due to many factors like tech innovations and changing consumer expectations.read...
  • Copenhagen’s New LED Bus Stops favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Here’s another ingenious and practical infrastructure story from our mentor in all things bicycle and mass transit, Copenhagen. Safety is not a small issue with bicyclists and pedestrians. Copenhagen has many bus stops and cycle tracks with a lot of bicyclists and pedestrians, which provides the...
  • Major Asia Pacific Markets To Account For 60% Of PV Demand favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Yesterday NPD Solarbuzz analyst Michael Barker wrote a blog post looking out towards the year 2018, determining that global solar PV demand is being driven hard by major Asia Pacific markets — specifically India, China, and Japan, and including the United Kingdom (a non Asia Pacific...
  • REEcycle sweeps past the competition by turning waste into a domestic stream of rare earth elements favicon Scientific American (Today) - A student team from the University of Houston swept this year's U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. With their innovative (and proprietary) approach to recycling a pair... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • Analytics for Solar and Energy Storage: Show Me the Money favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Software that analyzes the complex interplay between solar PV, energy storage systems and customer energy use sounds like a great idea -- but is it something that companies are ready to pay for? This strongly depends on the level of maturity of the industry in...
  • Mussels Beat German Wilhelmshaven Coal Power Plant Into Submission favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - One of the largest coal power plants in Germany — EON SE’s Wilhelmshaven hard coal plant on the coast of the North Sea — was recently forced to shut down for a week (or so) owing to the water inflow pipes becoming clogged with huge...
  • Traffic Light Dances (VIDEO) favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Nobody likes to wait at a stop light. That makes traffic lights the most dangerous spots for pedestrians in the city. Smart recently changed this when it changed the figure in the traffic walk lights. Its special traffic light dances. The lights of the figure on the...
  • Ride A Bike, Save $100 Trillion: The Global High Shift Report favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Intuitively, people concerned about the environment have reasoned that riding a bike or taking public transit offer more ecological benefits than driving a car, especially when they’re traveling alone. Now the University of California and the New York-based international nonprofit Institute for Transportation and Development...
  • Resilience Roundup - Sept 18 favicon Energy Bulletin (Today) -  A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere....
  • Future Fuel's Enticing Earnings favicon Alternative Energy Stocks (Today) - by Debra Fiakas CFA Who doesn’t like a bargain?  FutureFuel Corporation (FF:  NYSE) is trading near $13.15 per share, below nine times net earnings.  Yet, the enticing earnings multiple might be only part of the story. The stock has gapped down in price twice in...
  • Reflections from Halfway Across Asia favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Over the course of this trip across Asia we’ve been interviewing people — especially older people — as we travel, asking them if they think the climate has changed in their lifetime. We’ve been surprised by the responses. So many people say that it has...
  • Peak oil notes - Sept 18 favicon Energy Bulletin (Today) - A mid-week update. After a $2 a barrel jump on Tuesday, NY futures slid back a bit on bit on Wednesday after an unexpected jump in US crude inventories of 3.7 million barrels which was 5 million higher than analysts had been expecting....
  • Josh Fox: It’s Easy to Switch to Renewable Energy favicon Energy Bulletin (Today) - Solutions Grassroots is a reaction to how often people asked the renewable energy question on our tour. So it was a response to our audience, a response to our fans, a response to the people who are fighting fracking....
  • New Report on Water Impacts of Shale Gas Development favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - On September 12th, the World Resources Institute held an event to unveil their new report on the fresh water impacts of shale gas development. The Wold Resources Institute report examines the availability of freshwater across shale plays globally.read more...
  • White House, Industry Quicken Pace of HFC Phase-Down favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - The White House is convening industry leaders to pledge reductions in and replacements for HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), the super-potent climate-changing chemicals used in air conditioning and refrigeration, insulating foams, and aerosol products.read more...
  • The Big 340: Trickle Of Renewable Energy Investors Turns Into Flood favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - That Niagra-scale roar coming out of midtown Manhattan this morning is the sound of 340 global renewable energy investors itching for a fightThe Big 340: Trickle Of Renewable Energy Investors Turns Into Flood was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over...
  • EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for September 2014 [VIDEO] favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - In this Brussels Briefing on Energy, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues, including the Juncker Commission, new EU sanctions against Russia, and the Ukrainian gas debt.read more...
  • Winter is Coming: US and its Allies Must Prepare a Strategy to Boost Ukraine’s Energy Security favicon Consumer Energy Report (Today) - It appears that the war between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists may now be coming to an end, as a cease fire agreed on September 5 looks (increasingly) durable. However, the end of the war does not mean the end of the struggle. Western policymakers must...
  • Can This California University Create A Zero Emission Vehicle Future? favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The University of California-Davis is doing all it can to put America, China, and the world into the fast lane toward a zero-emission vehicle futureCan This California University Create A Zero Emission Vehicle Future? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join...
  • 'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of small-scale implantable or wearable electronic devices,...
  • Engineers develop algorithms to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers are trying to accomplish just that, in partnership with an engineering company. They have developed smaller units within...
  • PACE Has Returned To Berkeley, Birthplace Of The PACE Program favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published in the ECOreport HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is now available in 186 Californian cities and counties. The County of San Mateo and Woodside have opted in and the number of communities in the Bay area is approaching two dozen. PACE has...
  • The Growth Of Residential Solar Energy favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - I have steered away from sharing crappy infographics (there are a lot of them out there), but a great infographic is, well,… great. I love this infographic below about various solar energy facts and the growth of residential solar energy. It is clearly organized, shares great...
  • Stella Makes Her US Debut favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - You may remember a lovely “family-sized” solar-powered electric car named Stella. She raced in last year’s World Solar Challenge and won in the Michelin Cruiser Class. Reportedly, the Eindhoven crew behind the solar-powered car is looking to commercialize it within 5–10 years. Perhaps the US trip...
  • DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator! favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help limit climate change by liberating us from fossil fuels – but do you know what actually makes the technology tick? It’s not as complex as it seems – and this awesome new DIY...

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