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Be Prepared – For a LOT More Solar by 2025

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 09:00 AM PDT

2025 may sound a ways off, but it’s only 11 years away. What will the world look like in 2025? Expect a lot more solar power. In fact, according to a report by Thomson Reuters, in 2025, solar energy will be the primary source of energy on our planet.

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Here’s How Global Warming Is Already Worsening Extreme Deluges In The U.S.

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 08:00 AM PDT

One of the most robust of recent scientific findings is the direct connection between global warming and more extreme deluges and rainfall events. Scientists have observed a sharp jump in monster one- and two-day rainstorms in this country.

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Utility 2.0: New York Electricity Market Should Allow Third Parties to Compete

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 07:00 AM PDT

The New York Public Service Commission has embarked on the landmark Reforming Energy Vision proceeding to design a new business model for electric utilities. Today’s business model allows utilities to earn revenues based on how much money they spend to supply and deliver electricity.

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On Becoming an Ecomodernist

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 06:00 AM PDT

The last few years have seen the emergence of a new environmental movement that offers a positive vision of our environmental future, rejects Romantic ideas about nature, and embraces advanced technologies like nuclear power and GMOs, as necessary to reducing humankind’s ecological footprint.

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Data Avalanche and the ‘Great Crew Change’ in the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 05:00 AM PDT

The rapid progress of technology such as big data and analytics, sensors, and control systems offers oil and gas companies the chance to automate high-cost, dangerous, or error-prone tasks, thereby allowing them to position themselves to significantly improve their bottom lines.

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How Monitoring and Control are Changing Solar Businesses

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 04:00 AM PDT

Smart monitoring has come a long way and is just going to keep getting better. For solar businesses in Australia, systems that can help you build annuities, minimize costs, and back sell to past customers seems like pretty good sense to me.

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Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: ESCO Model Enables Energy Efficiency Savings in India

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 01:00 AM PDT

More than ever, people are flocking to India’s cities, where increasing standards of living and rapid urbanization are causing enormous strain on the country’s energy supplies. At the same time, 400 million people in India lack any access to reliable power.

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How New York Plans to Revolutionize the Electricity Utility

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 08:59 PM PDT

New York State took a big step forward in what is arguably the most ambitious initiative to define the future of the electricity grid. The regulatory staff at the state’s Department of Public Service reached a major milestone in its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, releasing the Track One Staff Straw Proposal.

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How Software Could Save Big Money on the UK Grid

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Here’s one measure of the value of marrying the smart grid with software: $387 million. U.K. utilities Scottish and Southern Energy and U.K. Power Networks believe they can save that much money in distribution system upgrades over the coming years.

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