Tag: energy infrastructure


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This week, I’ve run into several politically active Californians who want to add my signature to a petition that would put fracking on the ballot in November.  I presume what they mean by this is that they want a public Read more…


If you’re ready to take the plunge and set up a solar panel array on your home’s roof, your family is on the cusp of a brighter, more energy efficient future. Of course, the process of purchasing and installing a Read more…


This proposal involves a simple synergy of government incentives and distributed energy storage applications. But first, I’d like to briefly discuss some of the issues that this solution addresses. The Issues Climate Change


European energy companies have come together to call for 2030 targets in emissions reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Formed by Acciona (Spain), DONG Energy (Denmark), EDP (Portugal), Eneco (the Netherlands), EWE (Germany), Public Power Corporation (Greece),


Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company known for inventing and manufacturing a number of technologies addressing various challenges seen in today’s world, including security, safety and energy. On the website, it says that Honeywell is aimed at, “Making our world Read more…


It’s not surprising that a company liked Greenhouse Holdings, which builds eco-friendly infrastructure, would have a thriving California-based operation. But as John Galt, the company’s executive chairman and founder, told Renewable Energy World magazine, the company is not just focusing Read more…


The EU’s transport network needs to be nearly 100% carbon-free by 2050, according to a perspective laid out by a commission on future fuels. The European Union is aiming at an overall reduction of 80-95% by that date. The stakeholder Read more…


With ambitious renewable energy goals being set all across Europe, it seems that there are precious few European nations that have not made some effort to stand up and attempt to make a difference. Greece, a nation that has traditionally Read more…


Thanks partly to its success using biofuels to power cars instead of oil, Brazil has become known as something of a sustainable business leader. The country deserves credit for taking some initiative on renewable energy, and at last year’s climate Read more…


As the size of commercial wind turbines continues to grow, designers are being pushed to develop lighter turbine blades that allow the larger turbines to efficiently convert wind energy to usable electricity — and to do so without breaking.  Seeing Read more…


Microgrids may be a hot topic among those forecasting key future trends shaping the world’s energy infrastructure, but few significant state-of-the-art commercial microgrids are actually up and running in North America, the world’s leading market for microgrids. One


If your electric rates are high, there is a silver lining. Chances are you live in a state that offers some of the greatest innovations and incentives for energy efficiency – or soon will. By taking advantage of these programs, Read more…


Cisco and Itron announced a strategic alliance that promises to “advance the transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure”. It sounds pretty big, yes? The press release would be a good source for smart grid “buzzword bingo”, with the announcement of Read more…

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