Green Buzz: Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business By Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor On April 28, we’ll be holding another in our series of VERGE Salons — high-energy, day-long events focused on unlocking the business opportunities at the convergence of technology and sustainability. The focus of VERGE Salon London is Supply-Chain Transparency and …

Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction.

  By Elaine Hsieh, Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction. That’s one of the eye-opening findings from a new White House report released yesterday, serving as an important reminder that action is …

Energy Storage: the Next Charge for Distributed Energy.

By John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, March 2014   Energy storage promises to change the electricity system during the next decade, as fundamentally as distributed renewable energy has in the last decade. A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Energy Storage: The Next Charge for Distributed Energy, forecasts …

GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance Partner to Advance Distributed Solar Performance Analytics.

GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance Partner to Advance Distributed Solar Performance Analytics.  THE SERVICE   Through today’s partnership, oSPARC participants will be able to participate in a new gtm Research program, oSPARC Plus, to analyze project and portfolio performance, compare system characteristics, and ease access to future project capital.  Data providers …

Evaluating the Market for Industrial Energy Service Outsourcing

    NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043   Evaluating the Market for Industrial Energy Service Outsourcing    Energy service outsourcing is a business relationship that relieves a large facility from the potential distractions imposed by the ongoing management of one or more energy functions, such as …

Geothermal Potential in California Still Largely Untapped, Industry Group Tells CARB

geothermal industry group has issued a status report on the state’s energy option to meet California’s climate goals,” gea reports.   In brief, the status report shows that: ·        geothermal power generated 4.4% of total system power in California in 2012, but could have generated substantially more; ·        geothermal power produces some of …

Inventory Finds Increase in Consumer Products Containing Nanoscale Materials

Inventory Finds Increase in Consumer Products Containing Nanoscale Materials Re-launched Inventory Seeks Input to Address Scientific Uncertainty                                                                                                    WASHINGTON — The updated Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory now contains 1,628 consumer products that have been introduced to the market since 2005, representing a 24 percent increase since the last update in 2010. In addition …

Are Utilities Missing Out on the Benefits of Combined Heat and Power?

  NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected]  202.507.4043    Are Utilities Missing Out on the Benefits of Combined Heat and Power?    When a power plant generates power, it also generates massive amounts of heat. Though that heat is a valuable resource, it is typically rejected as waste …

Alternative Energy: The 3% Solution Could Save US Businesses $780 Billion Within 10 Years

Alternative Energy The 3% Solution Could Save US Businesses $780 Billion Within 10 Years Recent Trends in Climate Change Indicators Battery Made From Wood — Efficient, Long-Lasting, Environmentally-Friendly Battery Developed The Origins of Solar Energy Reliability More Efficient Modems, Routers Could Save Consumers $330 Million Annually  Study: Energy Efficiency Can …