Peggy Liu, chairwoman of the Joint US-China Cooperation on Clean Energy, or JUCCCE, said that she often gets asked if China really wants to go green. “Of course China wants to go green,” she said. “But it’s for a different reason than America. The Americans are coming from a moral standpoint, but in China it’s Continue reading →
A well-designed smart grid is critical to the clean energy revolution we need – enabling significantly greater use of clean, renewable, domestic energy resources and improved air quality to protect the health of millions of Americans now harmed by dangerous air pollution. Smart meters are a key component of the smart grid. They unlock air Continue reading →
Stanford University Professor Mark Z. Jacobson recently published a new paper in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, “Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security.” via Comparing Energy Sources | BIOtechNow.
Australia today announced a $100 million plan for the country’s first commercial-scale “smart” grid to deliver electricity. The “Smart Grid, Smart City” initiative will be a cooperative effort between the Australian government and the energy and communications sectors. The program has the potential to reduce home energy bills, reduce carbon pollution and help tackle climate Continue reading →
California has approved the nation’s first carbon fee on polluting industries, as well as the country’s most aggressive energy plan. In a whirlwind of new environmental regulations, it also has adopted a regulation for more stringent controls of chemically-created consumer products such as air fresheners, paint thinners and multi-purpose solvents, and has proposed tighter restrictions Continue reading →
I had never really wondered what Mars would look like if it had heavy industry. When I set foot in western China’s Gansu Province in 2005, I knew. The terrain outside Lanzhou, Gansu’s capital and one of the most polluted cities in China, seems other-worldly. Bizarre stone shapes line the road as far as the Continue reading →
Xcel Energy’s “SmartGridCity” project in Boulder is using Qwest’s lines to carry power usage data from neighborhoods back to Xcel’s offices, and the telecom is looking to offer its expertise in the emerging niche to other utilities. The SmartGridCity project is the nation’s first attempt on a citywide scale to turn an electrical power grid Continue reading →
Efficient smart grid architecture reduces the cost of energy for consumers and also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Smart grid architecture enables the delivery of electricity from supplier to consumer through digital technology. The U.S. and foreign governments are working towards developing a more modern and efficient electricity network to promote energy independence and reduce global Continue reading →