Duke Energy’s decision to replace 36 MW of Xtreme lead-acid batteries shows the risks of backing emerging storage tech. Utilities are leery of new battery technologies, no matter how groundbreaking they seem. That’s because they sometimes don’t perform as promised, and fixing that problem can turn out to be an expensive proposition. Last week, Duke… Keep reading →
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a little trade show going on in Las Vegas right now. The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is a festival of futuristic technology and highly advanced gadgets. Want to know what your TV’s going to look like in a few years? It’s probably on display at CES right now.
Although we may not know what shape it will be or in how many dimensions it will display, one thing’s for sure, your future television will be more energy-efficient and contain fewer earth-killing materials. Sustainability is at the forefront of CES this year, and Samsung has wasted no time in establishing itself as a company with the environment in mind. The company is the first to achieve Gold Level UL Environment certification for TVs and winning 2013 Eco-Design Awards for four other devices. Keep reading →
General view of the Samsung stand at the Mobile World Congress taken on February 27, 2012 in Barcelona.
A merging of major cultural and business trends is driving change in energy consumption patterns and in product design at major international manufacturers, with energy efficiency, consumer concerns about environmental impacts and shifting investor perceptions of corporate transparency all playing a role. Keep reading →