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Category Archives: Alt+Energy

The key to a stable, profitable business

Today’s fast-moving, entrepreneurial marketplace contains a torrent of great ideas. In this environment, it’s often assumed that the winners simply managed to rise above the flood while the rest got … Continue reading

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March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thermoelectric Material is World’s Best at Converting Waste Heat to Electricity

A group of Northwestern University scientists has developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity. Given that nearly two-thirds of energy … Continue reading

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November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is California Pushing Electric Cars that Nobody Wants?

Check out this Wall Street Journal video where an industry analyst claims that California’s strict automotive regulations are forcing auto makers to create cars that are unprofitable and unwanted.  Do … Continue reading

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November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

GOP Tells Military to Stop Using BioFuels

A report surfaced earlier today that the Republican-controlled House Armed Services Committee ordered the Department of Defense to cease using biofuels in its warships, planes and other vehicles.  Ostensibly, the … Continue reading

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May 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Security Industry Sources say DHS Requested Gas Pipeline Companies Let Phishers Get Inside Networks

SecurityWeek today said that the Industrial Control Systems-Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issue three successive confidential “amber” alerts at the end of March warning of an active phishing campaign targeting … Continue reading

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May 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smart Grid Visionary Discusses How To Save Billions in Electricity

The man who coined the term “smart grid” will keynote the Smart Grid Summit on Wednesday in Miami Beach. Dr. Massoud Amin, Director of the Technological Leadership Institute, College of … Continue reading

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January 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ameresco to Convert Livermore Landfill Gas into Power for City of Santa Clara

Project will support tech-heavy energy needs of Santa Clara residents and businesses The Republic Services Vasco Road Landfill will be home to a new 4.3 megawatt landfill gas-to-electricity (LFGTE) plant … Continue reading

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January 31, 2011 · 2 Comments

Global Building Space will Expand to Nearly 2 Trillion Square Feet by 2020

Prime Target for Energy Conservation Buildings are responsible for 49 percent of global energy consumption and 47 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, says a new report by Pike Research, noting … Continue reading

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January 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Halliburton Reports 2010 Revenues of $18 Billion, Up 22% from 2009

Halliburton today reported its 2010 full-year revenue was $18.0 billion, an increase of 22 percent from the full year 2009, and consolidated operating income was $3.0 billion, an increase of … Continue reading

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January 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

BioFuels Conference Starts in Hawaii

Biofuels, bioproducts and standards that certify sustainability are the key topics at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, today through Tuesday at … Continue reading

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December 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cloud Computing Could Reduce Global Data Center Energy Costs by 38 Percent

The market for cloud computing services has expanded quickly in the past few years, offering a compelling alternative to traditional data center operations. And while it may seem paradoxical that … Continue reading

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December 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Smart Grid Data Analytics could be a $4.2 Billion Market by 2015

As utilities transition to the smart grid and expand it over time with the installation of millions of intelligent endpoints including smart meters and other devices, they must address the … Continue reading

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December 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

China Emerges as World Leader in Wind Farm Development

A new report by Ernst & Young indicates that China has emerged as the definitive leader in wind farm development in 2010. More than half of all new money spent … Continue reading

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December 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Auto Parts Manufacturer Retools for Solar Projects

Samco Machinery Ltd., an auto parts manufacturer in Ontario, Canada, is retooling part of its plant to enable production of solar panel racking equipment. The renovation is expected to enable … Continue reading

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November 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

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