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Obama To Deliver Major Climate Change Speech

Summary Electric utilities have an opportunity to realize one of the greatest growth opportunities in history. Technology has changed the playing field and with an aggressive strategy, electric companies can take control of a huge new portion of America’s energy market. Big oil’s share of the American energy economy is at greater risk than it… Keep reading →

Export-Import Bank Holds 2014 Annual Conference

With a blog post by CEO Elon Musk entitled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” – that’s a reference to an old Internet meme, not poor grammar – Telsa Motors has gone open source. Henceforth, Musk wrote on Thursday, “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use… Keep reading →

Louisiana Assesses Coastline Erosion

Louisiana’s coastline is getting washed out to sea and a lawsuit designed to make oil and gas companies pay for the damage now rages. Some believe a creative financing solution – that involves federal, state and private funding – is needed to foot the more than $50 billion dollar bill over 50 years. “Companies will… Keep reading →

Amsterdam, Bicycle City

The Netherlands is a world leader with regard to engineering water-management solutions on an industrial scale. The country was created in the delta of three large rivers that flow into the North Sea and roughly two thirds of the nation’s GDP are earned below sea level. One of the world’s largest airports – Amsterdam Airport… Keep reading →

Schwarzenegger Holds Press Conference On Passing Of California Budget

California is at the vanguard of the green movement and eco-friendly policy among US states. It sets the standard for environmental legislation and regulations that promote sustainability and good stewardship of natural resources. Here are six innovative ways California is going green. Clean Car Regulations   California got in front of the harmful emissions from… Keep reading →

2013 World Solar Challenge Static Scrutineering

That may be an understatement There has been a flurry of reports coming from all directions leading to similar conclusions, namely the demise of the traditional utility business model. The latest is a March 2014 report from an unlikely source, Morgan Stanley, concluding that “improvements in batteries and distributed generation could partly or completely eliminate… Keep reading →

Newest Innovations In Consumer Technology On Display At 2014 International CES

  Which technology wins in a head-to-head comparison: fuel cell vehicles or electrics? The first mass-market consumer fuel-cell vehicle will soon be available in California: the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell SUV. It’s taken decades to get to this point, so many enthusiasts are hoping that this will be a tipping point for the technology. It’s an exciting… Keep reading →

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Call it the Tesla Truck, the Tesla Pickup Truck, or the Tesla-150, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made it clear that the electric carmaker plans to make a pickup truck. In fact, he couldn’t be clearer: he plans to make something to compete with the best-selling light-duty vehicle on American roads: the Ford F-150.… Keep reading →

Ben Tesla

It was finally time to prove the concept.  If you can drive your electric vehicle (EV) not just around the corner, but also a thousand miles down the highway to south Florida in one day, then I think you’ve proven you really don’t need petroleum any more.  Here’s how it went.  (Well, you may not… Keep reading →

Climate Protection - Photo Illustrations

Coal consumption has been increasing in past months as natural gas prices pushed upwards and coal stocks dipped lower. With natural gas the peak-load fuel of choice for many utilities, base load summer cooling could be powered by lots of comparatively cheaper coal – with gas peaker plants firing up when demand surges and thus… Keep reading →

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