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Wave energy – recently characterized by one leading academic in the field as being “in kindergarten” compared to fossil fuels – isn’t about to graduate to the big time, but the effort to build a meaningful industry in the U.S. could advance several grades in the next few years. Not one, not two, but at… Keep reading →

EnBW To Launch Offshore Windpark In Baltic Sea

Oil prices moved up sharply last week on Opec supply disruptions, Russian crude diverted east as opposed to west and North Sea maintenance. Libyan output fell as the government negotiates with militias, but the Saudis are pumping more. [CGES] A diver was killed during construction of an offshore wind farm in Germany. Last month the… Keep reading →

IBM and ESB pioneering a smart charging IT system for electric vehicles in Ireland with Peter O’Neill, IBM country general manager Ireland; ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty; and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, launching details of the project.

For years (literally) I have been griping and whining that vendors and utilities are spending too much time on electric vehicle hardware and not enough on smart charging. Smart charging, after all, is what can unlock the benefits of EVs for consumers and utilities alike. Smart charging is essential if we want to use EVs to take advantage of late night wind energy, for example. And if we want to avoid excessive peaks and other potential EV problems. Keep reading →