What I heard (and didn’t) at an electric utility convention

July 2, 2013 by  
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When utility CEOs gathered for the Edison Electric Institute meeting, the discussion didn’t include customer engagement or renewables. 

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How synthetic viruses can boost green energy production

July 2, 2013 by  
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MIT researchers have discovered how to use engineered viruses to improve lithium-ion batteries and solar cells.

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Watch CA Governor Candidates’ War of Words Over Anti-Climate Law (Video)

October 13, 2010 by  
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Image via Politico The final debate between the candidates for governor in California took place last night, and things seemed to get pretty heated. The topics tackled ranged from tax cuts to legalizing marijuana to Prop 23, the oil-funded effort to kill California’s clean energy law

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The Looming Immigration Battle. Not That One! The More Important One

February 15, 2010 by  
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Eventually, Congress will get around to “Immigration Reform.”  The process will be all too predictable.  There will be a lot of huffing and puffing from angry old white men trying to conflate the issue with “National Security” and using “invasion” imagery and thinly veiled racism.  There will be lots of posturing about “getting control of our borders.”  Anyone who puts forward reasonable ideas will be subject to attack from the Right and Left

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As Panels Get Better and Cheaper, PVs are Poised for Their Day in the Sun

December 11, 2009 by  
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In both Europe and North America, the discussion about solar power is very quickly going from “Is this possible?” to “What’s coming next?”

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Lowe’s Launches Energy Centers to Help Customers Cut Bills

December 11, 2009 by  
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Home improvement retailer Lowe’s will add Energy Centers to 21 California stores, providing one-stop locations for information and products related to measuring, reducing and generating energy.  

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Climate Bottom Meeting Puts Spotlight on Communities, Traditional Knowledge & Climate Change

December 7, 2009 by  
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All photos: Matthew McDermott Since the chances of getting one of the few available tickets to the opening plenary session of COP15 over at the Bella Center seemed thin (and the odds of anything radically new being said even thinner) I headed over to the ‘Freetown’ of Christiana where the Climate Bottom Meeting was going on. After we all gathered hand-in-hand to sing Amazing Grace and chant Aum in unison, the discussion on how ec…

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