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Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

Nuke Plant Facing Shutdown to Protect Fish

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Roger Witherspoon

New York State is prepared to close 40 years of intermittent and costly legal wrangling over the annual destruction of billions of fish by the twin Indian Point nuclear power plants in the productive Hudson River estuary if the plant agrees to shut down during peak spawning and hatching seasons for the river's major fish populations.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. IV: Long-Tail Liberation)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options.

Climate Change And Global Development in the 21st Century, Pt. III

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

The emergence of an acceleration ecology for distributed solar power and storage technologies indicates the approach of a tipping point that begins to spawn an independent global power "hive" that operates largely beyond the purview of the regulated electric power grid.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. II)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Going forward, the challenge facing established "financial grid" players -- commercial lending banks, investment banks, private equity firms, venture funds, and angel networks -- may not be whether they can match the growth arc of crowdfunding platforms. The financial grid itself may be at risk.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. I)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Crowdfunding, depicted graphically, resemble nothing so much as the trajectory of space vehicles obtaining escape velocity from the earth's atmosphere. But for those with boots on the ground, the impact of these trends more likely resembles displacement associated with the cracking of tectonic plates.

'Green News Report' - April 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The tide goes in, the tide goes out, never a miscommunication." -- It'...

'Green News Report' - March 27, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was logging a factor in deadly Washington landslide?; New BP oil spill ...

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet...

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Greenland is melting, and sea levels are rising; It's official - Winter...

'Green News Report' - March 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Secret federal memo warns entire nationwide electric grid could be knoc...

In SOTU, the President Should Address 'Obama Derangement Syndrome': Here's the Why and How

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The President cannot provide an accurate report-card to the nation without conveying the central operating principle of Republicans to oppose everything he does (aka, 'all-things-Obama'), even if they previously favored it, or even proposed it themselves.

Solar Battery Backup Customers Want Security, Not Profit

Dan R. Fink | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dan R. Fink

When the electric grid goes down into a blackout, the consequences can be very serious for utility customers. Essential medical equipment such as oxyg...

A 'KISS' (Keep-It-Simple-Stupid) Strategy for Dems to Win the '14 Elections

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

To win the '14 elections, Democrats especially have to generate enthusiasm, a reason for minorities and young people and women to vote in the same numbers as they do in presidential election years.

Keeping the Lights on for Americans: Modernizing the Nation's Electric Grid

Patricia Hoffman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Patricia Hoffman

A reliable and resilient electric grid is essential to meeting the rapidly-evolving needs of an increasingly digital society.

What Superstorm Sandy Means to the Electricity Industry, Outdated Electricity Grid and Job Gap

Seyi Fabode | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Seyi Fabode

The U.S. electricity grid is in need of an upgrade. The basic infrastructure of the grid has not changed much for the last 50-60 years especially in light of the advances in technology that have been applied to other critical industries like healthcare and defense.

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Deals Infrastructure A Blow, Highlights Need For Investment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A day after Hurricane Sandy swept across the nation's most densely populated communities along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, utilities, ...

The Good Grid and Why Bragging About Being "Off the Grid" Is Silly

XPRIZE | Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

One of the reasons we in the developed world are as rich as we are is our astonishing easy access to low-cost, clean, reliable electrical power.

Major Electric Grid Project To Be Headquartered In New Mexico

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A $1.5 billion effort to link the nation's three major electricity grids is getting a boost from Japanese investors and a Europea...

Waste and the Great American Energy Machine

Yul Kwon | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Yul Kwon

Americans on average are the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, and keeping the power that we need flowing is a monumental undertaking. Despite our increasing demand for energy, Americans waste a staggering amount of it.

Northwest Power Surplus May Halt Wind Energy

AP | By TIM FOUGHT | Posted 07.14.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The manager of most of the electricity in the Pacific Northwest is running such a surplus of power from hydroelectric dams that it p...

What If the Rich Were off the Grid?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.16.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's intriguing to look at the debate about clean, low-carbon electricity through the lens of health.

The Clean Economist: The Utility of Utilities

Alison Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alison Wise

In past generations, we made assumptions about our economy that fit with the spirit of those times. This 20th century spirit is now haunting our present -- and threatening our future.

National Vampire Awareness Day - Take Two!

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Originally published at Ecocentric. So here's a mystery to consider: Why didn't National Vampire Awareness Day catch on? Much of the world is still ...

BlackBerry Steps Up

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Research in Motion unveiled its new BlackBerry today, BlackBerry Torch, which features a touchscreen as well as a slide-out keyboard and lots of other cool features.