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Does Amazon's Cloud Operation Lag On Green Credentials? Greenpeace Thinks So

Greenpeace says Amazon Cloud Operation Lags On Green Credentials Facebook and Apple used to bear the brunt of Greenpeace’s ongoing campaign for cleaner data centers, but both companies have made strides in energy efficiency and renewable power sourcing and the advocacy group now...

Apr 4 2014, 8:05am CDT

Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors

Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors Conversations about climate change and the insurance industry usually focus on catastrophic storms and their damaging financial ripples for insurance providers. Given skyrocketing extreme-weather losses in recent years...

Mar 3 2014, 1:01pm CST

Is Shutting Working Nuclear Plants Jeopardizing Obama's Climate Goals?

Is Shutting Working Nuclear Plants Jeopardizing Obama's Climate Goals? Concern is mounting in the Obama Administration over a growing number of nuclear reactors that are being closed prematurely. For the wrong reasons. On Thursday, Dr. Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy...

Feb 9 2014, 8:16pm CST

Hacks on Gas (and the Grid): Relationship  between Cybersecurity, Energy and Nat

Hacks on Gas (and the Grid): Relationship between Cybersecurity, Energy and National Defense Whenever a doomsday scenario involving the nation’s computer networks is invoked, invariably one aspect of it involves a massive disruption of the electrical grid. Computers go haywire, expensive and scarce hardware is...

Feb 5 2014, 5:20pm CST

IBM, Migros Test How Freezer Loads Could Balance the Power Grid

IBM, Migros Test How Freezer Loads Could Balance the Power Grid A couple of months ago, I wrote about some of the experiments focused on using electric vehicles as a storage mechanism that could help balance power demand across the grid. IBM has been applying a similar idea in an...

Feb 4 2014, 3:53pm CST

Employees in  German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs

Employees in German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs Germany‘s solar power industry shed a staggering 5,000 jobs over the past two years, reducing the size of the industry by more than half, according to new data released on Tuesday by the Federal Office for Statistics....

Jan 28 2014, 11:50pm CST

 2014 Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories

2014 Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories The U.S. energy picture has shifted dramatically in recent years. The country is currently enjoying booming domestic energy production from multiple sources. And yet, signs of uncertainty abound, especially with...

Jan 28 2014, 4:12am CST

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market Bottling up wind and solar energies would be a critical component of their success.  And while such energy storage devices are making market headway, they are losing some ground at the same time. Two current events...

Jan 27 2014, 9:25pm CST

CES 2015 News
The Cloud is Powered by Coal

The Cloud is Powered by Coal “Americans use too much energy” is one of the most politically correct things you can say—but it’s wrong. My favorite response to that complaint is by the great energy commentator Robert Bryce, who says: “Actually, I...

Jan 23 2014, 2:10am CST

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest I am all for a diverse energy portfolio and truly believe we can get to the 1/3-1/3-1/3 mix that we’ve put forward by 2040. A third fossil, a third nuclear and a third renewable would be sustainable and ethical. Having...

Jan 18 2014, 1:46am CST

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies?

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies? World leaders are about to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss how to feed the global energy appetite with the cleanest fuels and the most modern tools. Questions are bound to crop up involving whether to use more advanced...

Jan 17 2014, 5:41am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Wireless power bank from Shenzhen Win-top Electronics Tech Co., Ltd.

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Wireless power bank from Shenzhen Win-top Electronics Tech Co., Ltd. CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Wireless power bank from Shenzhen Win-top Electronics Tech Co., Ltd.

Jan 15 2014, 11:50am CST

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water It’s no secret that electricity generation requires substantial amounts of water, and different energy sources require varying amounts of water. Nor is it a surprise that Texas and other areas in the West and Southwest...

Jan 14 2014, 1:56pm CST

Three Major Energy Themes to Watch in 2014

Three Major Energy Themes to Watch in 2014 Against a backdrop of surging subsidy deficits and public outcry against escalating energy bills, policymakers are faced with tough decisions as they debate ways to support green growth. Yet despite these hurdles,...

Jan 7 2014, 11:36am CST

The Next Ronald Reagan Is The Leader Who Rediscovers Something Very Basic

The Next Ronald Reagan Is The Leader Who Rediscovers Something Very Basic So let’s see where we are with a large and crucial sector of the American economy. Costs in this sector have been soaring for most of the previous decade, depressing income growth and significantly harming the overall...

Dec 23 2013, 10:06am CST

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay Last month, electric car start-up Fisker Automobile became the latest government-backed green energy company to file for bankruptcy. The carmaker was the recipient of a half-billion dollar loan from Washington, for...

Dec 22 2013, 8:11am CST

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Magnetic resonance wireless charging by Samsung The tech giant Samsung seems like it never sits idle.

Oct 18 2013, 4:13pm CDT

Qualcomm joins Wireless Power Consortium board

Qualcomm joins Wireless Power Consortium board Today's news brought to us by the folks over at the Wireless Power Consortium is leaving us feeling ambivalent. Qualcomm has just been voted by the WPC board to join in.This is huge, considering that Qualcomm is one of...

Sep 20 2013, 11:48pm CDT

The World: Powered by Photosynthesis

The World: Powered by Photosynthesis Scientists perfect the artificial leaf.

Mar 29 2011, 1:16pm CDT

Bloom Energy Blossoms Into The World

Bloom Energy Blossoms Into The World Sitting quietly in the shadows for eight years, Bloom Energy has been developing a new kind of fuel cell, one that could provide an unlimited 24/7 supply of renewable power. Today, the curtain has been pulled back and...

Feb 24 2010, 3:05pm CST

Sony Working On Wireless Power Transfer

Sony Working On Wireless Power Transfer Sony announced today that the company develops Wireless Power Transfer technology. The Sony Wireless Power Transfer system can currently transfer up to 60 Watts of electrical energy over a distance of 50cm (at an...

Oct 2 2009, 10:35am CDT

335,000 Cellular Base Stations to go Solar by 2013 According to ABI Research 335,000 cellular base stations will be solar powered by 2013. The industry is seeing a push by OEMs to solar power and improvements in solar panels mean that solar power is now a viable option...

Oct 27 2008, 10:20am CDT

Betavoltaic Battery Teases Us with 30 Year Life Span

Betavoltaic Battery Teases Us with 30 Year Life Span Research funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory could lead to batteries for our laptops that run for 30 years without needing to be recharged. The battery uses what is called betavoltaic power cells...

Oct 3 2007, 12:33pm CDT

MIT shows Wireless Electricity called WiTricity

MIT shows Wireless Electricity called WiTricity A research team at the MIT was able to light a 60W light-bulb from a power source seven feet (more than 2 meters) away; there was no physical connection between the source and the appliance. The MIT team refers to their...

Jun 8 2007, 4:00am CDT