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Dutch engineers build world's biggest sun-seeking solar farm

The 15 floating solar islands will possess sunflower-like ability to turn to face the sunDutch engineers are building what will be the world’s largest archipelago of islands made up of sun-tracking solar panels.Growing resistance to the construction of wind turbines or fields of solar panels on land has led the renewable energy industry to look for alternative options. Large islands of solar panels are under construction or already in place in reservoirs and lakes across the Netherlands, China, ...
Tags: Netherlands, Solar power, Renewable energy, Europe, Energy, Environment, World news

'A right wing minority': Malcolm Turnbull re-enters the fray with Neg spray

Former PM warns electricity prices will be higher because the Coalition dumped the national energy guaranteeThe former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has returned to the fray to warn dumping the national energy guarantee – a decision taken by Scott Morrison – will drive up power prices.Turnbull took exception to a column at the weekend characterising the national energy guarantee as “Malcolm Turnbull’s Neg”, pointing out the policy had strong support within the cabinet, “including and especiall...
Tags: Australian election 2019, Malcolm Turnbull, Australia news, Australian politics, Energy, Climate change, Environment, Scott Morrison, Coalition, Labor party, Bill Shorten, Carbon offsetting

Imandra, Innovapptive, Nesh, Kroger Delivery Robots & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners is one of three organizations that led a $5 million investment in Imandra, an artificial intelligence startup based in London, according to a press release. With the funding, Imandra says it will open a US headquarters in the Texas state capital. Other investors were AlbionVC and IQ Capital, based in London and Cambridge, England, respectively. The four-year-old startup makes AI software with tools to...
Tags: National blog main, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AI, AlbionVC, Amplo, Analytics, Aparthotel, Aristos Ventures, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, Blake Rosenthal, Cambridge

NYC adopts law targeting the handful of skyscrapers that are spiking the city's carbon footprint

New York City's just-passed Climate Mobilization Act rolls up six climate-mitigation laws that comprehensively remake the city's approach to climate change (it's colloquially known as the Green New York Deal). 70% of the city's carbon footprint is generated by heating and cooling for buildings, and a third of that comes from 50,000 of the city's biggest skyscrapers (Trump Tower is an egregious offender); the bill requires these buildings' owners to cut emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 20...
Tags: Post, Aoc, Climate Change, Energy, New York City, New York Green Deal, Urban Theory

USC prof devises ‘smart’ building materials that move by themselves (that’s right, no motor), save energy

As a licensed architect concerned about the environment, Doris Sung became fed up catering to clients wanting steel and glass buildings with no regard to how such designs draw boatloads of energy, exacerbating global climate change. So after 20 years, she quit the business and began focusing on building a better mousetrap. The result has been several prototypes using “smart building materials” that could revolutionize architecture, change the way buildings are constructed and ultimately reduce t...
Tags: Environment, Local News, News, Architecture, Construction, Earth Day, Energy, Renewable-energy, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF

Say goodbye to gas-powered appliances? Homebuilders jump on the all-electric bandwagon

Solar panels on the roof at Meritage Homes’ CitySquare development near Main Street in Irvine, CA. Each unit has its own 12-panel, 4-kilowatt array, although not necessarily on its own roof. “This is a communal renewable energy resource,” Meritage Home Vice President of Environment C.R. Herro said of the rooftop solar design. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) An EnergyLink solar monitor helps evaluate efficiency of CitySquare’s rooftop solar arrays. The nonprofit Electric...
Tags: Business, Housing, Energy, Environment, Real Estate, Renewable-energy, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun

Hiring of Sector Experts in BEE 2019

Hiring of Sector Experts in Bureau of Energy Efficiency Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is a statutory body under the (Ministry of Power, Government of India) established  under provisions of the Energy Conservation Act 2001, to promote efficient use of energy and its conservation. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) invites applications  from Indian Nationals for Hiring of... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Bureau, Delhi, Energy, Engineer, Expert, MBA, Temporary and Contract Govt. Job Vacancy

Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Perry, a former governor of Texas who has taken a leading role in President Donald Trump's policy of boosting energy production, has been finalizing his departure, the source said. Perry's plan was first reported by Bloomberg. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie A...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Washington, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Trump, Perry, Steve Holland, Eric Beech, Leslie Adler, Reuters U S Energy, Bloomberg Reporting

China and Malaysia Agree on Cheaper and Shorter Rail Plan

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will now be 40 kilometers shorter for a total of 648 kilometers and pass through... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, China, World, Malaysia, Innovation, Rail, China Communications Construction Co Ltd, Economic Impact, East Coast Rail Link ECRL, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd MRL

Bridges exits Stone Road

Seacoast Capital has exited its investment in Stone Road, a New England regional provider of commercial and residential heating oil and propane. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE April 16, 2019 – Boston, Massachusetts Seacoast Capital (“Seacoast”) today announced an exit from its investment in Stone Road Energy (“Stone Road”), a growing New England regional distributor of commercial and residential heating oil and propane. Seacoast originally invested subordinated debt and preferr...
Tags: Energy, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Bill, New England, Company, Seacoast, Stone Road, PE Deals, Tom Gorman, Seacoast Capital, EBITDA Capital, Geographically Seacoast, Seacoast Capital Partners

Going Green: Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More

Zillow helps homeowners understand the solar energy potential of their homes by providing a Sun Number for more than 84 million homes Seattle, WA – April 16, 2019 (PRNewswire) More than 80 percent of home buyers say energy-efficient features are important[i], a truth that’s reflected by data showing homes with solar energy systems fetch higher prices. A new Zillow® analysis shows homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1 percent more on average than others nationwide in the past...
Tags: Energy, Real Estate, New York, California, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Zillow, Baltimore

Dubai to build the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

A new concentrated solar plant is under construction in Dubai.When it opens next year, it will be the largest plant of its kind on Earth. Concentrated solar power solves the problem of how to store electricity in ways that solar pannels cannot. A Saudi power company will soon begin construction on the world's largest concentrated solar plant. Situated in the United Arab Emirates, the plant will have an estimated capacity of 700 megawatts and a power storage system that will keep the lights of D...
Tags: Energy, Saudi Arabia, Future, Morocco, Innovation, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Solar Energy, Electricity, ACWA Power, CSP, Noor Ouarzazate, Noor Energy, Solar Tower Power Concentrated, Abdulhameed Al Muhaidib

Economic Impact of Self-driving Trucks

Trucks are the backbone of the supply-chain delivery system. 70% of goods are delivered by truck. The U.S. trucking industry generated $700.3 billion in economic activity in 2017. Self-driving trucks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Gadgets, Business, Science, Technology, Jobs, Future, Cars, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Robotics, Self Driving Cars, Economic Impact

IFN Brings Wabash Valley Power into the Fold

Earlier this month, Indiana-based Intelligent Fiber Network raised some funds and brought a new type of regional operator in as one of its owners. Wabash Valley Power has invested some $13M go join the coalition of 20 independent LECs that own IFN. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Energy, Advertising, Indiana, Fiber Networks, IFN Brings Wabash Valley Power, Intelligent Fiber Network, Wabash Valley Power

Fukushima: removal of nuclear fuel rods from damaged reactor begins

Workers begin to empty storage pool – but more critical removal of melted fuel from reactors themselves will be more challengingWorkers at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pool near one of the three reactors that suffered meltdowns eight years ago.The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said on Monday that work had begun to remove the first of 566 used and unused fuel assemblies in reactor building No 3. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Japan, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Nuclear Power, Fukushima, Japan disaster, Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Tepco

Fukushima: removal of nuclear fuel rods from damaged reactor building begins

Workers begin to empty storage pool – but more critical removal of melted fuel from reactors themselves will be more challengingWorkers at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pool near one of the three reactors that suffered meltdowns eight years ago.The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said on Monday that work had begun to remove the first of 566 used and unused fuel assemblies in reactor building No 3. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Japan, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Nuclear Power, Fukushima, Japan disaster, Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Tepco

Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation

Election 2019: regional Queensland torn over climate, coal and jobs

Existential angst and confused politics on a 1,000km stretch from Bundaberg to TownsvilleA few hundred clicks down a dusty Queensland highway, on the plateau of the Great Dividing Range, is the country’s most remote commuter traffic jam.Moranbah is bustling, on the upswing of another boom-bust cycle. The town was built in the 1960s to support coalminers; today they are the ones clogging the roads, heading to and from shifts at more than a dozen nearby operations. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Bundaberg, Liberal National Party, Australian election 2019

Beyond Oil: Bahrain, Houston Can Find Common Ground on Innovation

Houston—A delegation led by the Bahraini oil minister was in town recently meeting with business and government leaders. It makes sense considering Houston is the birthplace of the fracking technology the Gulf country’s leaders are seeking.A year ago, Bahrain discovered its largest trove of oil and gas—at least 80 million barrels of “tight oil”—since 1932, off its west coast. Extracting that crude, which is in shale formations deep below the earth’s surface, requires hydraulic fracturing with d...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Startups, Gaming, Accelerator, Hong Kong, Texas, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, People, Vc, Fracking, Healthcare, Innovation

New Video: Big K.R.I.T. “Energy”

Big K.R.I.T. closed out last year with the release of three EPs: Thrice X, Double Down, and Trifecta. The last project gets highlighted today with a music video for the song, “Energy.” In the striking visual, the Mississippi rapper/producer spreads good energy and shows love to his unique southern roots. Take a trip with Big K.R.I.T. in “Energy” below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Big K.R.I.T. – TRIFECTA (EP) Big K.R.I.T. – Double Down (EP) Big K.R.I.T. – Thrice X (EP)
Tags: Energy, Videos, Mississippi, Jazz, Big K.r.i.t

LA leads nation in solar power, Riverside is up and coming, report says

Los Angeles produces more solar power than any city in America, with San Diego a distant second, according to a new study that looked at sun-generated electricity in 57 U.S. cities from 2013-2018. The City of Angels’ No. 1 ranking is part of an overall six-year growth trend in which solar energy doubled in 45 of 57 of America’s largest cities, according to the report: “Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy” written by Environment America Research & Policy Center and released ...
Tags: Energy, New York, News, Congress, Climate Change, California, Washington, La, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Mit, West, Soccer

Norway leaves it in the ground

Fossil fuels are destabilising the climate, and there is more than enough of them left in the world’s oil, coal and gas reserves to change the atmosphere beyond recognition. The safest place for them then, is in the ground. Since they have such a high value, that’s a big ask for anyone with reserves on […]
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Future, Norway

Environment department spent $4,300 on dinner for energy companies

Agencies spent $175,000 on meals and wine in six months – but only $140 on sandwiches for Prince Albert of Monaco’s partyAustralia’s environment agencies spent $175,000 of taxpayers’ money on lavish meals and wine in a six-month period, including a $4,302 dinner to host energy industry representatives.New figures provided to a Senate committee reveal the details of roughly 45 catered functions billed to the taxpayer by the environment department, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the...
Tags: Energy, Senate, Environment, Australia news, Australian politics, Great Barrier Reef, Monaco, Canberra, Albert, Clean Energy Regulator Continue

Nuclear wasteland: inside Chernobyl's exclusion zone – in pictures

The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 forced the evacuation of nearby Pripyat, home to 45,000 people. David McMillan has journeyed there 21 times since to record abandoned homes and buildings as they are reclaimed by nature Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Environment, World news, Ukraine, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Nuclear Power, Chernobyl, Urban Exploration, Pripyat, David McMillan

Uber, Lyft, and the challenge of transportation startup profits

How much does transportation cost you? In most cities, bus or subway fare might set you back $3 or so. A tank of gas, maybe $30 or $40 depending on your car. An hour of street parking? Sometimes it’s free, sometimes it’s a few bucks. And you can usually snag an economy seat on a round-trip U.S. domestic flight for under $300. These numbers probably ring true for most people. There’s just one problem: Everything you know about the cost of transportation is wrong. Despite a massive infusion of ven...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Technology, Government, Funding, Articles, Tech, Economy, Policy, United States, Scooters, Automation

Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal

Slow progress on powering firm’s datacentres using renewables raises questionsAmazon has been accused of abandoning a much-publicised goal of running its datacentres on 100% renewable energy – instead focusing its attention on winning business from the oil and gas industry.According to a Greenpeace report released earlier this year, some of Amazon’s most important datacentres in the US state of Virginia, where the company has committed to building its second HQ, are powered by only 12% renewable...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Business, Technology, Internet, Virginia, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, World news, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, E-commerce, US news, Greenpeace

Beautiful family home in Western Australia boasts a bevy of passive design features

While it may not exactly be the Little House on the Prairie, Osmington-based Archterra Architects certainly made the most of a beautiful plot of grassland in Western Australia. The architects have unveiled the gorgeous 2,000-square-foot Paddock House that uses solar power, natural materials and several passive features to blend the home into its natural landscape while reducing the residents’ water and energy use. Located on an expansive field of rye grass in Margaret River, Western Australia,...
Tags: Energy, Design, House, Western Australia, Archterra Architects, Interior, Margaret River Western Australia, Little House, Douglas Mark Black, Prairie Osmington, Paddock House, Archterra Architects Via ArchDaily Photography

Remember Peak Oil? It's back!

It seems that the biggest Saudi field is losing its punch.
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‘Historic breakthrough’: Norway’s giant oil fund dives into renewables

Experts say even nations that got rich on fossil fuels are seeing the future is greenNorway’s $1tn oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is to plunge billions of dollars into wind and solar power projects. The decision follows Saudi Arabia’s oil fund selling off its last oil and gas assets.Other national funds built up from oil profits are also thought to be ramping up their investments in renewables. The moves show that countries that got rich on fossil fuels are diversifying the...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Saudi Arabia, Environment, Oil, Renewable Energy, World news, Norway, Sovereign Wealth Funds

Three keys to cultivating an effective product development culture

Scott Tong Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Tong is a startup advisor and entrepreneur in residence at IMO Ventures. Previously he was head of product design at Pinterest, co-founder at IFTTT, and principal designer at IDEO. Follow him @ScottTong on Twitter. Editor’s note: This guest post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify design and find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-sta...
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