Iberdrola Solar Project for Death Valley Is Rejected

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 03:07

The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rejected the proposed plans of an Iberdrola subsidiary’s to create a solar project in the largely pristine Silurian Valley, located in a remote part of the Mojave Desert. In 2012, BLM created solar energy zones throughout the Western United States to identify areas where solar energy…

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LG, Kodak Make Pre-CES Announcements

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 02:26

LG has confirmed plans to launch its HomeChat premium smart appliance service in the United States. The technology enables users to input commands in natural language and receive answers back from smart appliances. In addition, HomeChat also allows users to monitor how much energy their home electronics are consuming. With HomeChat consumers can send an…

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DOE’s 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off Jan. 28

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 17:48
December 29, 2014DOE’s 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off Jan. 28

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, will continue its sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series in 2015.

A Perspective on UK Smart Meter Installation

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 08:30

By 2020, UK suppliers are expected to install 53 million smart electric and gas meters in each of the country’s homes and small businesses. According to Engage Consulting managing director John Peters, this infrastructure upgrade will result in wide-ranging business challenges such as the need for new systems and processes including  updating billing systems allowing…

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Research and Markets: Global VDI Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors Are Citrix Systems, Dell, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 07:14
...to the report, the need to reduce power blackouts has increased concomitantly with the increased number of power blackouts worldwide. Smart grid technologies, such as grid scale energy storage, would reduce the frequency of such blackouts by maintaining a power backup ...

Toshiba Introduces New B2B Glasses-Free 3D

SmartMeters.com - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 19:20

Toshiba has developed a new B2B 3D technology that eliminates the need for 3D glasses. The company reports that the new advancement “uses a low-crosstalk, high-definition LCD Gradient-index (GRIN) lens with a 15-inch 4K LCD panel. The technology realizes a highly portable, compact display that can switch between 3D mode with high-definition resolution and 2D…

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Smart Home, Personal Device Trends for 2015

SmartMeters.com - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 18:25

While the International Consumer Electronics Show covers the dizzying breadth of gadgetry and technology, much of the public’s interest will be focused on personal and home products that will impact their daily lives. Wearables are expected to move mainstream this year surpassing $3 billion in sales. John Gregory, AOL’s category development officer for retail believes…

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University Installs Smart Meters as Part of Sustainability Initiative

SmartMeters.com - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 15:24

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has implemented a wide-ranging program designed to conserve energy and move the campus toward zero waste, which means recycling as well as, of course, but also reducing the amount of waste students, faculty and staff generate. Gretchen Vanicor, the university’s first director of sustainability, notes, “All these big corporations…

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LG Previews Smart Speakers for the Home

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:36

In a International Consumer Electronics Show sneak-peak, LG Electronics revealed it is introducing innovative mobile features to its Music Flow wireless speaker system: a new battery-powered portable Wi-Fi speaker, three new speakers, and three new sound bars. Each speaker in the system can be used independently or they can be connected to others to create…

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TI to Unveil New Energy Harvesting Network for Smart Devices

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:19

At the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show, Texas Instruments (TI) will demonstrate a new sensor network that harvests the energy that comes from changes in temperature, vibrations, wind, and light in order to help power wearable smart devices. There are many applications already related to harvesting power but most involved large solar panels or sensors.…

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Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:59
December 23, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:30
December 23, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:49
December 23, 2014EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department has selected three projects to receive up to $2 million in new funding for analysis of the hydrogen and fuel cells domestic supply chain and manufacturing competitiveness.

Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:25
December 23, 2014Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has worked with industry and other stakeholders to develop the Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan, a roadmap for grid energy storage safety that highlights safety validation techniques, incident preparedness, safety codes, standards, and regulations. The Plan also makes recommendations for near- and long-term actions.

Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:48
December 22, 2014Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master contract to TSAY Professional Services Inc. of Ohkay Owingeh, N.M., a Native American/Tribally Owned small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program.

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 15:00
December 22, 2014DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement.

CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:15
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued final guidance for effective use of programmatic National Environmental Policy Act reviews on December 18, 2014.

Investment in Microgrid Enabling Technologies is Expected to Exceed $155 Billion Through 2023, According to Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:14
...implementation of microgrid systems. Key to this development will be the companies that offer some level of microgrid optimization via smart grid orsmart inverter and/or power electronics advances. The report, "Microgrid Enabling Technologies," analyzes the global market for significant METs ...

CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:59
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on December 18, 2014

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