PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outages

PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outages Putting lots of smart grid systems together can help keep power outages to a minimum. Here’s how PG&E is taking on the challenge. A123 “Temporarily” Lays Off 125 in Michigan The lithium-ion battery maker blames the layoffs on slashed orders from customer …

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights15 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight July 12, 2011 Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth’s climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking heat waves, more-destructive storms, accelerated sea level rise, and waves of climate refugees means cutting …

Renewable Energy Ideas Too Good to be True

Renewable Energy Ideas Too Good to be True Free energy, perpetual motion machines, and solar cells that work in moonlight. Bjorn Lomborg: The Sustainability Critic He’s the economist environmentalists love to hate. CPV Ascendant? Cogentrix Gets $90M Loan Guarantee for 30MW Project Amonix to provide the CPV hardware. ECD’s Bloody …

Unirac’s 30% Share of the U.S. PV Rack Market

Unirac’s 30% Share of the U.S. PV Rack Market As module prices drop, innovation in BoS and racking becomes even more important. Flash: VC Investor Speaks Truthfully About HelioVolt NEA’s Scott Sandell lets down his guard in talk with reporter. ZigBee and Wi-Fi, So Happy Together Contrary to popular opinion, …

‘Clean’ Coal Would Be Great If It Was Affordable and Practical – EPA

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ TODAY AT NEWENERGYNEWS, 11-15: * TODAY’S STUDY: “CLEAN” COAL WOULD BE GREAT IF IT WAS AFFORDABLE AND PRACTICAL – EPA * QUICK NEWS, 11-15: THE ENERGY DEBATE SHIFTS; GENESIS, CONGRESS & THE ENERGY DEBATE; LIGHT BULBS & THE ENERGY DEBATE; ABOUT …