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Paradise found? Local renewables can boost island experience

Locally generated renewable energy can unlock socio-economic benefits for islands, specifically, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Marshall Islands, according to research from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). 

AC/DC: The distribution threat utilities should take notice of

Utilities should take notice of direct current (DC) distribution networks, especially as they relate to data centers and commercial buildings. The market encompasses several disparate opportunities-- telecommunications towers, data centers, grid-tied commercial buildings, and off-grid military networks-- that, overall, utilities are not taking advantage of, but others are.

Oblivious in the UK? Nearly 100 percent do not notice smart cities growing around them

Smart cities are popping up across the world, but many people still consider them a thing of the future. Even though the UK has taken a lead in developing smart cities, a new study found that very few people in the UK are actually aware of those initiatives.

Consumer electronics industry preparing for the dawn of IoT

With consumers continuing to connect more devices to their home networks, reducing the energy footprint of Internet equipment is a priority.

Super grid revolutionizing GCC energy markets

Rising demand and high dependence on reliable electricity supply has resulted in the need for network configuration that supports the increase of high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology to assure smart, reliable and flexible power transmission, leading to an exponential increase in the implementation of HVDC technology worldwide.

Report: Current energy metrics do nothing to help customer efficiency

Energy usage is largely affected by information received by customers about their own energy usage-- as well as ways to decrease bills. According to a new report, attempts in the past to inform customers have been limited or flawed, and there are numerous ways to improve this system.

Stanford creates semiconductor-like solar cell-- but will utilities ever see it?

Energy innovation is constantly evolving, and researchers at both universities and utilities are looking for the next big thing. But there is a gap between research and use, causing many innovations to come to the market years after development-- or not at all.

Split Reaction: 2015 NY State Energy Plan

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo finalized the 2015 New York State Energy Plan-- a bold policy framework which establishes clear goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, generate 50 percent of the state's electricity from renewable sources, and increase energy efficiency by 23 percent by 2030-- in order to move New York forward by combatting the threat of climate change and establishing itself as a national renewable energy leader.

Supreme Court shoots MATS down

The Justices said the Obama Administration didn't adequately consider the "billions of dollars in costs before issuing a rule designed to cut hazardous emissions from 460 coal-fired power plants."

Too much hype? Understanding the value of IoT

The Internet of Things is more than just an idea, it is on the way to becoming reality-- and that reality could be worth more than $11 trillion in 10 years. According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute,"The Internet of Things: Mapping the value beyond the hype," IoT will be worth anywhere between $3.9 trillion and $11.1 trillion by 2025.