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Posted By: Harry Valentine
On: May 27, 2015
The recent thaw in American - Cuban relations opens possibilities for co-operation in such areas as energy, initiatives that may spread to include several other Caribbean nations. A relatively short distance across the shallow Florida Strait and Nicholas Channel allows for possible future installation of several pairs of undersea power ... more...
Filed under: International
Posted By: Stephen Heins
On: May 26, 2015
On April 8th, 2015, the Wall Street Journal headline read "Bloomberg Criticizes New York Fracking Ban.” During his interview, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was donating an additional $30 million to the Sierra's "anti-coal" campaign, but that he also made special provision that none of his ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Jerry Jackson
On: May 22, 2015
Untitled Document Deloitte’s reSources 2014 Survey found a growing number of firms recognizing energy management as essential in corporate growth strategies.   This is not a surprising considering that US businesses, institutions and government buildings are losing more than $60 billion/year in overlooked, profitable energy efficiency investments.1 The extent to which ... more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Sven Lindstrom
On: May 21, 2015
Prices of solar cells and solar panels have fallen dramatically over the last few years. This (and state subsidies) has been good for the advancement of this amazing renewable energy source, and solar energy can today be seen as an established energy source, reliable and well distributed, cost competitive with ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Eileen Unger
On: May 20, 2015
When disasters strike, utilities depend on communications networks built to meet Critical Infrastructure (CI) reliability and capability requirements. However, in extreme cases communications infrastructure can be threatened by: - Its reliance on the grid for power - Its exposure and vulnerability to natural disasters - The possibility of cyber intrusion ... more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
Posted By: Areg Bagdasarian
On: May 19, 2015
Some startling things have happened in the energy world these last few years that continue to shake up personal transportation. The steep downward trend of gasoline prices bumped up against  the $2 per gallon mark in December of 2014.  Then came a twist from the Saudis. As prices dropped, the ... more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Dr. Dimitri Daskalakis
On: May 18, 2015
A crucial day of decision in the so-called “War on Demand Response” came on Monday April 27. The Supreme Court announced whether it will review the 2-1 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacating FERC Order 745 in Electric Power Supply Association v. FERC. The ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Charlie Hewitt
On: May 15, 2015
Discussions on distributed generation and energy storage seem to dominate the home energy forums.  Declining rooftop photovoltaic prices and emerging home-scale battery technologies make for great headlines and bold predictions.  Naturally, this subject brings up myriad polarizing issues including net metering, property taxes, and government subsidies.  With these issues taking ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Tim Taylor
On: May 14, 2015
We all know how much connectivity and mobility have changed life as we know it — in fact, it’s no stretch to say society will never be the same. A change that big creates a lot of disruption and businesses are constantly evolving to keep pace. Utilities are adapting with ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Seyi Fabode
On: May 13, 2015
Why can’t I make split utility bill payments with my roommate? asked a friend who runs a consumer web business.  I had excuses but not much in terms of an actual response.  His question got me thinking about what needs to happen for the utility industry to ramp up our ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

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