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#grid Resilience & National Security.

Jun 06 2018 12:40 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

President, ordered Energy Secretary, . . . to halt the shutdown of ailing coal, and nuclear power plants, . . . that were needed to maintain the nation’s: . . . . . . energy mix, . . . . . . grid resilience, and . . . . . . national security. 6-6-2018...

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Follow The Money: $2.2 Trillion For #energy

May 26 2018 12:45 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Frost & Sullivan’s, analysis of . . . 2018 Global Power Industry Outlook, says . . . Solar, to grow past Wind Energy. The report also predicts that . . . $2.2 trillion will be invested in new energy capacity through 2021, with . . . $600...

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Puerto Rico: Bottom Up #microgrids

May 25 2018 04:25 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Last September, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, . . . destroying most of the island’s energy infrastructure. Puerto Ricans then had to endure the . . . largest and longest blackout in US history. A bottom up network of distributed microgrid...

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Financial Lifecycle

Jun 09 2012 11:55 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

The "financial life cycle" is a guide through which you can effectively determine your current financial stage. It's a strategy for effectively manoeuvering through each stage of life. Source: financial-lifecycle

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Florida’S Stimulus Success

Aug 16 2012 04:55 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

- $17.6 million ENERGY STAR rebates helped to fund new appliances. - $26 million HVAC and geothermal systems purchased - $10 million Solar for Schools Grant 19 projects completed and 71 in process. - $39.39 million supplemented Stat...

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Solar: Haskell County, Texas

Dec 12 2015 06:00 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Construction on the 2nd largest solar plant in Texas is underway. . . . The $280 million project sits on about, . . . 1,200 acres of land in Haskell County. “Most of the people that they're hiring out here are, . . . people that were laid of...

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3D Printed Houses

Apr 07 2014 03:55 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

10 houses appear in Shanghai, China, . . . built in under one day, . . . Cost USD$4,800.-. WinSun's 150(L) x 10(W) x 6.6(H) m gigantic 3D printer, . . . is capable of printing entire building within hours. The 'ink' it used is based o...

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Gm: Wants To “Transform Transportation”

May 24 2014 06:20 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

GM in 2013 had 153,034 EV's on the road, and by . . . 2017 wants 500,000 EV's. 2014-05-24 Source: GM: wants to “transform transportation”

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Koch-Octopus

Mar 25 2012 12:00 AM | Shortpoet-GTD in Economy & Politics

Koch brothers far reaching octopus arms.

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#renewable-Energy Florida

May 06 2017 02:55 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Florida's plan, to expand the use of solar, and . . . other renewable-energy devices, (batteries?), . . . is ready to go to Gov. Rick Scott. A selling point of the constitutional amendment was, . . . that it would make renewable-energy equipment,...

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What’S Driving Climate Action?

Apr 05 2013 12:15 AM | eds in Economy & Politics

German policy on solar feed-in tariffs, . . . drive large-scale Chinese production and dramatic global price reductions . . . . . . driving rooftop solar competitive with retail prices in many countries . . . . . . . . . including, interestingly, place...

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Tesla’S Competitive Advantages

May 03 2015 12:00 AM | eds in Economy & Politics

1) The battery supply chain it is building for itself (and maybe some friends) 2) Its wonderful Supercharger network 3) Software that is several leagues above the competition 4) A reputation for building superb products that “wow” people 5) A reput...

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Solarcity’S Ny Factory = 3,000 Jobs

Sep 24 2014 04:50 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

With the ability to make enough solar panels to generate more than . . . 1,000 megawatts of electricity, the factory could be in open by early 2016, . . . with full production a year later. SolarCity also is expected to create more than another . . ....

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Tesla: “All Our Patents Are Belong To You”

Jun 12 2014 06:20 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

“Tesla Motors was created, to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, . . . but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us, to inhibit others, . . . we are acting in...

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Co2 Emissions At World’S Largest Companies

Sep 16 2013 06:45 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

50 firms account for 3/4 of the CO2 emitted, . . . by the top 500 global companies. Some of the emitters in the top 50 include: . . . Chevron, . . . ConocoPhillips, . . . Exxon Mobil, . . . Occidental Petroleum, . . . Dow Chemical, . . . American Elect...

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Iran’S Water Woes Worse Than War

Aug 20 2013 12:45 AM | eds in Economy & Politics

Iran, 3 of its major lakes dried up, and . . . rising global temperatures, ensure very little renewal, . . . they are situated in a low-precipitation belt of the planet. One primary concern must therefore be water. Currently the average Iranian uses...

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World’S Most Affordable Solar Light Bulb?

Jun 29 2014 09:55 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Nokero’s, Next Generation Solar Light Bulb (the N182), . . . . . . Doubles Light Output, . . . . . . Decreases Costs($8) and . . . . . . Lights the Way to Ending Extreme Energy Poverty 06-29-2014 Source: World’s Most Affordable Solar Light Bulb?

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Europe’S Fossil Fuel Exit

Jan 04 2014 11:35 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Utilities in Europe need to shut down, . . . 30% of their gas, coal, and oil-fed power capacity by 2017, . . . not necessarily to fight . . . . . . global warming, . . . . . . cut pollution, or . . . . . . cut fuel imports, but because the renewable en...

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De-Electrification Of Australia’S Grid

Aug 04 2013 10:05 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

One of the certainties in the energy business used to be, . . . the regular year-in, year-out rise in demand for electricity. The peak in 2008, the outlook for electricity investment was looking rosy, . . . but average demand has reduced by about . . ....

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France’S Ban On Fracking Is ‘Absolute’

Oct 14 2013 01:55 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

France’s ban on fracking was finally completed Friday, . . . as its constitutional court upheld a 2011 law prohibiting the practice and . . . canceling all exploration permits. The decision posted on the court’s website said . . . the ban “conforms to...

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#doe/dod

Jun 05 2017 03:25 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

The basic problem, grid-wise, is . . . that much of the nation’s best solar and wind resources, . . . are concentrated in the southwest. DoD has been at the vanguard of transitioning the US, . . . to clean and sustainable energy. For DoD, it’s as a ma...

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Pieces Of Obama’S New Climate Plan

Jun 25 2013 08:05 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Doubling renewable energy by 2020 Establishing strong new goals for energy efficiency Launching a climate data initiative Stopping the public financing of international coal projects Potentially avoiding construction of Keystone XL Source: Climate

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#electric Cars

Apr 29 2017 11:40 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

In the last 3 years, India's energy consumption has grown by about . . . 6.5% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate). Yet, in the last 2 years, India's LED bulbs, . . . 500 million were sold, . . . using less energy, and lowering it's cost....

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Solar: A Key To Greece’S Economic Recovery

Aug 04 2015 02:05 AM | eds in Economy & Politics

One of Greece’s many financial challenges, . . . relates to its heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels. . . . Greenpeace wants to change this by further solarizing Greece. Greece’s spends 800 million euros each year in oil subsidies, and . . . 6 out...

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Follow The Money: 2°C Finance

Sep 14 2014 11:25 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

HESTA, has become the first established fund in Australia, . . . to announce that it is restricting investments in coal, . . . across its entire $29 billion portfolio. Investment bank HSBC this week coined a new expression, . . . 2°C finance –...

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