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Energy

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Leafully Wins DOE’s Apps for Energy Contest

Last week, the Department of Energy announced the winners of its Apps for Energy contest that challenged developers to create apps using Green Button — an open standard for sharing electricity data of utility customers — that would help consumers to understand and reduce their energy use. The first place winner was Leafully, an app

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A Crossroads for Japan: Revive Nuclear or Go Green?

May 5 marked the shutdown of the last of Japan’s 50 viable nuclear reactors, with poor prospects for any restarts before the summer. The central government, the nuclear industry, most big business associations, and many international observers seem convinced that this will invite chaos through escalating fossil fuel costs and the risk of blackouts. But

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Energy, Land and Food

With 1.3 billion people around the world currently lacking access to electricity and a further 2.7 billion unable to enjoy clean and safe cooking facilities, the need to radically expand access to sustainable and clean energy for all is becoming increasingly urgent. Nowhere is this need more pressing than in the global south, where billions

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Mastering Global Energy Changes Through Technology

The current trend in global energy policy of lessening dependence on fossil fuels requires more than just political will — one of the key factors for successful implementation will be modern technology. A special panel at this year’s IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium will present approaches and strategies addressing these complex challenges.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Online Energy Map Set to Reduce Household Bills in Nottingham

A pioneering new online energy tool has been launched in Nottingham, England that can help residents make big savings on their energy bills. The Nottingham Energy Calculator allows residents to select their property and return information on the savings which insulation, double glazing, new boilers and solar panels can bring. It also provides an interactive

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

New Energy Saving Solution Launched by Landmark Information Group

This week (19th March) sees the launch of ‘Energy Saver’, the new energy management solution from Landmark Information Group. Energy Saver has been specially designed to help organisations reduce their energy costs through more effective management of existing energy supplies.  The simple, full-service solution can, on average, help companies reduce expenditure on energy by 20%.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Africa: Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Clean Energy Potential

Opening up energy markets to private sector investment through the introduction of smart government policies will be the key to unlocking Africa’s massive renewable energy potential, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In doing so, millions can be lifted out of poverty and the sustainable development potential of the continent

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

NASA Study Solves Case of Earth’s ‘Missing Energy’

Two years ago, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, released a study claiming that inconsistencies between satellite observations of Earth’s heat and measurements of ocean heating amounted to evidence of “missing energy” in the planet’s system. Where was it going? Or, they wondered, was something wrong with the way researchers

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Minister Oliver Discusses Canada’s Energy Future in Calgary

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, visited Calgary today to discuss the government’s priorities for Canada’s energy future. The Minister spoke at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce about the importance of diversifying Canada’s energy markets. “Canada’s oil reserves are the most strategic of our energy assets, in particular the oil sands, which represent 170

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