Green Innovation
Follow
Find
3.7K views | +1 today
 
Rescooped by J. Campbell from CleanTech
onto Green Innovation
Scoop.it!

Why Isn't the U.S. a Leader in Green Technology?

Why Isn't the U.S. a Leader in Green Technology? | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
Americans pride themselves on being global leaders in innovation. So why is the nation lagging behind China and Germany on renewable energy? (Why Isn't the US a Leader in Greentech?

NYTimes.com


Via Marc Rougier
more...
Marc Rougier's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:36 AM

Why Isn't the US a Leader in Greentech? The world is changing.

Green Innovation
Diving into the cutting edge of green innovation
Curated by J. Campbell
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Clean Edge - Clean Energy Trends 2013

Clean Edge - Clean Energy Trends 2013 | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

The beginning of 2013 has continued many of these same themes. In the U.S., conservative organizations and politicians continue to attack pro-clean energy policies at both the state and federal level. Numerous groups, most prominently the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), are feeding off election-season rhetoric by ratcheting up efforts to roll back supportive policies such as state-backed renewable portfolio standards (RPS). In Europe, ongoing economic struggles continue to slow demand for a host of clean technologies. Even in China, where economic growth and clean-tech commitments seem to carry on unimpeded, the country’s overleveraged solar manufacturers are being forced to crawl back to the government for even larger (and we’d say unsustainable) safety nets.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Predictions for energy utilities | FierceEnergy

Predictions for energy utilities | FierceEnergy | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

Analysts have spoken and are expressing very specific views -- some fairly obvious and others packing a surprise punch -- on what the future will look like for the utility industry.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Analysis - Renewables turn utilities into dinosaurs of the energy world - Reuters UK

Analysis - Renewables turn utilities into dinosaurs of the energy world - Reuters UK | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

The industry faces drastic change as renewable energy turns consumers into producers and hollows out the dominance of utilities.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

How Will California Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80% By 2050? - Forbes

How Will California Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80% By 2050? - Forbes | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
These are heady days for us California climate policy watchers. Last month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reported that the state’s carbon emissions declined in 2011 for the third straight year.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

ARPA-E Announces Projects Have Attracted Over $450 Million in Private Sector Funding, Spurred Start-up Company Formation and Fostered

ARPA-E Announces Projects Have Attracted Over $450 Million in Private Sector Funding, Spurred Start-up Company Formation and Fostered | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
 National Harbor, MD – Today, at the fourth annual Energy Innovation Summit of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), Deputy Director Ch...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

The next big thing in energy: Decentralization

The next big thing in energy: Decentralization | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
In the energy world, centralized technologies and institutions are giving way to dispersed, networked, small-scale solutions. It's exciting.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

White House official: Power grid upgrades needed to mitigate extreme weather - The Hill's E2-Wire

White House official: Power grid upgrades needed to mitigate extreme weather - The Hill's E2-Wire | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
Predictions of continued extreme weather events heighten the need to upgrade the United States’ electricity grid, a White House official said Tuesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Solar Blob Attacks the Earth! | TIME.com

Solar Blob Attacks the Earth! | TIME.com | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

When a mass of charged particles slams into our planet’s magnetic field, it can send jolts of electromagnetic energy shooting in all directions, causing what’s known as a geomagnetic storm that can threaten communications satellites and radio transmissions, and even trigger blackouts like the one that struck Quebec in 1989 when a CME zapped a regional power grid...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

In inaugural address, Obama makes a moral case for action on climate change

In inaugural address, Obama makes a moral case for action on climate change | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

In his remarks Monday after taking the oath of office, Obama chose to make a moral case — rather than an economic or national security one — for taking action. “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” he said.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Poll: 56 percent back carbon tax to help slash deficit - The Hill's E2-Wire

Poll: 56 percent back carbon tax to help slash deficit - The Hill's E2-Wire | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

Fifty-fix percent of people in the U.S. would support a tax on carbon emissions that would cost roughly $600 per year to help cut the deficit, according to a new poll.

The finding arrives as carbon tax proposals are generating increased interest among policy wonks and climate activists, although political leaders in both parties have spurned the idea.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Get Ready! FERC Spotlights Three Major Challenges for Utilities

Get Ready! FERC Spotlights Three Major Challenges for Utilities | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
The bad news – there are big, big challenges looming for the electric utility industry. The good news – agencies and regulators are
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Senator Lisa Murkowski Interview (Part 1) | Platts Energy Week

Senator Lisa Murkowski Interview (Part 1)  | Platts Energy Week | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
Senate's Top Energy Republican, Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, gives her outlook for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), offshore oil and gas drilling, nuclear-waste disposal, climate change and other critical energy-policy issues.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Smart Grid: The Next 10 Years: What we can (and can't) expect from regulators and policymakers

Smart Grid: The Next 10 Years: What we can (and can't) expect from regulators and policymakers | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - Regulators and policymakers are very much a part of the smart grid's gradual evolution toward maturity, but what can we expect from them in the next 10 years?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Renew Grid: Smart Meter Shipments Are Still Booming

Renew Grid: Smart Meter Shipments Are Still Booming | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

Worldwide smart meter shipments surpassed 20.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, representing year-over-year growth of 182.7% and a 33.9% increase over the third quarter of 2012 (3Q'12), according to a new report from IDC Energy Insights.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

New Study: Institutional Investors Face Limits to Renewable Energy Investment - Electric Light & Power

In a new study, "The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy," Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) finds significant limits...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Obama boosts energy focus with White House meeting, upcoming lab visit - The Hill's E2-Wire

Obama boosts energy focus with White House meeting, upcoming lab visit - The Hill's E2-Wire | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
President Obama will put energy on the political front-burner next week with a Friday, March 15 visit to the Energy Department’s Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Renew Grid | Global Utility Smart Grid Spending Almost Doubles In 2012

Renew Grid | Global Utility Smart Grid Spending Almost Doubles In 2012 | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

Highlighting the growing momentum behind the spending, 2012's total alone represents 48% of smart grid spending to date, the report says. During the year, spending on transmission and distribution capabilities surpassed smart meter investments as utilities increasingly looked to improve their core networks and maximize the benefits of their growing advanced metering infrastructure deployments.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Yes it can happen here: Poughkeepsie utility hacked | Smart Grid News

Yes it can happen here: Poughkeepsie utility hacked | Smart Grid News | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - Central Hudson Gas and Electric is working with authorities to investigate a recent cyber attack where hackers gained entry to as many as 110,000 customer accounts. So far there appears
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Re-engineering Nature to Meet Energy Needs | NYTimes Green Blog

Re-engineering Nature to Meet Energy Needs | NYTimes Green Blog | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
A pathbreaking energy agency explores potential solutions like finding something to burn other than hydrocarbons.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Europe's Big Bet on EVs and Hybrids | NYT

Europe's Big Bet on EVs and Hybrids | NYT | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

That’s the bet behind an ambitious plan to boost the number of electric vehicles and hybrids plying European roads by making electric charging stations nearly as common as gas stations.

 

The European Union wants to build a half million charging stations by 2020.

more...
Daphne Consigliere's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:05 PM

So close, yet so far away. We are getting there. All we need is...

Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Why India's Waste-to-Energy Industry Won't Catch Fire | NYT

Why India's Waste-to-Energy Industry Won't Catch Fire | NYT | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

India tosses more than 188 million tons of garbage each day, but is falling behind other Asian nations in early efforts to turn it into electricity. The Chinese government claims to be on track to produce three gigawatts of power from city waste-to-energy factories by 2015, and Malaysia plans to build a second, larger plant...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Georgia Power seeks to retire 2GW of coal- and oil-fired generating capacity - Power Engineering

Georgia Power seeks to retire 2GW of coal- and oil-fired generating capacity - Power Engineering | Green Innovation | Scoop.it

Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., is requesting approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission to retire 15 coal- and oil-fired generating units totaling 2,061 MW.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Report finds US energy production growing, consumption down - The Hill's E2-Wire

A new report shows U.S. energy consumption dropping, even as the industry experiences a boost in production.

 

U.S. energy consumption declined 3 percent between January and September compared with that period last year, according to data the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released last week.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Early results: PG&E customers like controlling thermostats with iPhones

Early results: PG&E customers like controlling thermostats with iPhones | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
According to early results of PG&E's trial with smart thermostats from Honeywell and Opower, customers really like controlling the thermostat remotely with their iPhones.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Campbell
Scoop.it!

Climate Change Will Make Some Companies Extremely Rich—but Which Ones?

Climate Change Will Make Some Companies Extremely Rich—but Which Ones? | Green Innovation | Scoop.it
A warming planet is the surest bet on earth. The right idea to fight it -- or prepare to live in it -- would be an unbeatable long-range investment
more...
No comment yet.