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'Green News Report' - April 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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.

The Smart Grid Is a Happening Thing

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Amory Lovins believes that savvy entrepreneurs and companies will make the energy transition for one simple reason: it's good business. He believes, because he sees it's happening.

Fowler, Colorado, To Go Off The Electric Grid

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FOWLER, Colo. (AP) - Like many a town on the Eastern Plains, this farming community has seen better days, but now it has a new plan. It is going to di...

Green News Report -- June 22, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Mor...

Wind Energy Solution: Wires Across the Water

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The solution to a perplexing and complicated problem -- supplying continuous energy from a variable source -- could have a fairly simple solution: make connections, create a network, share the resource. Sound familiar?

Smart Grid: Obama To Give $3.4 Billion In Grants To Upgrade Electric Grid

Yahoo! News | Tom Doggett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce $3.4 billion in government grants to help build a "smart" electric grid that w...