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Rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage

Rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage | Electricity News | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn’t rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity.
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Moving closer to economically integrating battery storage with renewables...

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State utility watchers propose lower Con Ed gas, electric rates

State utility watchers propose lower Con Ed gas, electric rates | Electricity News | Scoop.it
A consumer-oriented blog about public utilities in and around New York City
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For my New Yorkers! "State utility watchers propose lower Con Ed gas and electric rates"

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Why Nobody's Rushing To Pump Air Pollution Underground To Save The World

Why Nobody's Rushing To Pump Air Pollution Underground To Save The World | Electricity News | Scoop.it
Inside the offices of MIT's Energy Initiative, a campus-wide program with the ambitious goal of helping to "transform the global energy system," Howard J.
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Could Electric Cars Threaten the Grid? | MIT Technology Review

Could Electric Cars Threaten the Grid? | MIT Technology Review | Electricity News | Scoop.it
Some neighborhood grids just aren’t built for huge spikes in power demand. The rise of the electric car has utilities scrambling to adjust.
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Save on power by unplugging rarely used devices

Save on power by unplugging rarely used devices | Electricity News | Scoop.it
Today’s household electrical devices offer a range of convenient features such as LED lights, timers, clocks, remote controls, built-in battery chargers and “instant on” capability; however these features can increase your electricity costs by...
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We are all guilty of it...leaving our devices plugged in even when they are turned off. It is amazing to learn at how much electricity those devices continue to consume.

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A Cleaner Cloud? | SmartData Collective

A Cleaner Cloud? | SmartData Collective | Electricity News | Scoop.it
An article in the Science & Space section of the Times argues that the digital economy is a threat to the overall economy and environment, claiming that it uses a tenth of the world’s electricity.
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California is Setting the Standards: A Continuing Series on the California Energy Commission Process | Pierre Delforge's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

California is Setting the Standards: A Continuing Series on the California Energy Commission Process | Pierre Delforge's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Electricity News | Scoop.it
New Energy Efficiency Targets for Computers and Monitors Would Save $250 Million Annually by 2020 With roughly as many computers as people in California, we spend a staggering $700 million annually on the electricity needed to power them and their...
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Expanding Electricity Availability | The Energy Collective

Kandeh Yumkella, former Di­rector-General of UN Industrial Development, noted “the provision of one light to poor people does nothing more than shine a light on poverty”.
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Peco to fast-track installing 'smart' meters

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved Peco's plan to accelerate the installation of smart meters to all 1.6 million customers by the end of 2014, ushering in the age of...
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