TEC Recognition


A New Start for the Energy Collective

February 8, 2016 by aweiner

Karel Beckman, Editorial Director

The Energy Collective is making a fresh start under new ownership. We hope you – our readers and contributors, who over the years have turned The Energy Collective in the high-quality website it is today – will continue to support us in what we feel is an important pursuit.[read more]

In Memoriam: Robin Fray Carey

December 26, 2015 by aweiner

We've lost our fearless leader, Robin Carey. For those of you who knew Robin, you know she was larger than life. She lit up a room, commanded an audience, and was so proud of every single member of the SMT community. Those who crossed her path were made better just by knowing her. We ask for prayers and thoughts to her family. We will be taking time to grieve this incredible loss.[read more]

GE Tackles Fuel Cells, Google Issues 'Little Box' Challenge, and Smart Grid Drones Prepare for Takeoff

July 27, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

GE, Google, and Drones

Energy giant and AEE member General Electric is expanding its advanced energy product line to include fuel cells. Google is looking to shrink inverters. And utility San Diego Gas & Electric is getting ready to launch drones to check on transmission lines.[read more]


Impacts of Shutting Down Most US Coal Power, Part 2

October 21, 2013 by John Miller

Coal Shutdown Impact

Developing EPA regulations can substantially reduce future and eventually current Coal Power Plants’ carbon emissions. What are the more optimal solutions to minimizing costs and maximizing benefit impacts of shutting down most future U.S. Coal Power generation capacity?[read more]

The 2013 Energy Trust Barometer: Mixed Readings

May 17, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

It surely complicates the challenging tasks we face, with regard to resource management and environmental stewardship, that much of the public doesn't trust government or energy to solve our important problems.[read more]


Jesse Jenkins Leading the Charge for The Energy Collective

March 7, 2013 by Robin Carey

Jesse Jenkins, Featured Writer and Digital Strategist, The Energy Collective

It is with great pleasure that I announce today that Jesse Jenkins, a member of our blogger advisory board, a long-time friend of The Energy Collective and one of the smartest people I know when it comes to energy policy, will be taking on the role of Featured Writer and Digital Community Strategist.[read more]

EU Energy Policy Briefing [VIDEO]

February 19, 2013 by David Thual

Hughes Belin provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments and what to expect for the near future in the field of energy policy in the European Union.[read more]

Five Stars for Robert Rapier's "Power Plays"

June 12, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Image via apress

Don't forget to check out this book by one of our star bloggers, reviewed by another one of our star bloggers![read more]

Applying Innovation to Oil & Gas

January 23, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

This Friday at noon Eastern Time I'll be participating in a webinar on The Energy Collective covering the application of innovation to the emissions from oil and natural gas. The topic is timely, not just because of the current debate over the fate of the Keystone Pipeline, but because despite the growing importance of renewable energy,...[read more]

A Message To Our Community

September 27, 2011 by Richard McGill Murphy

Here at Social Media Today LLC, which owns and operates this site, nothing is more important than the integrity of the material that we publish. In particular, we have a zero tolerance policy where plagiarism is concerned. Passing off another writer's work as your own is theft, pure and simple. Plagiarism violates Social Media...[read more]

Social Media Meets Healthcare On HealthworksCollective.com

May 2, 2011 by Robin Carey

Here on the The Energy Collective we cover all aspects of energy policy. We’re proud to take on another big, and globally significant business conversation: How to deliver quality healthcare to as many people on the planet as possible. Today marks the official launch of HealthWorksCollective, our tenth community at Social Media Today....[read more]

Diesel Hybrids Arrive

September 8, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

Regular readers know I'm a fan of diesel cars, having test-driven some terrific models at recent car shows, as well as renting them on past trips to Europe. For drivers who travel mainly highway miles, the fuel economy benefits of dieselization can approach those of hybrids at a much lower initial cost premium. However, at least in the...[read more]

Did You Miss Our Conversation with Stewart Brand?

February 22, 2010 by Energy Collective

On Friday, February 18, 2010, the Energy Collective's Marc Gunther sat down with Stewart Brand, author of the Whole Earth Catalog, and Whole Earth Discipline. Ever the independent thinker, Brand weighed in on issues from renewables, to nuclear power and genetically modified crops. Click here to listen to the entire interview.[read more]

A Very Good Year

December 28, 2009 by Robin Carey

2009 was a watershed year for TheEnergyCollective, in which we broke from our small-but-lively-with-great-contributors status to something, well, more substantive, more newsworthy and definitely more popular.  The year saw our number of annual visitors climb from under 30,000 to over 250,000, and we delivered over 4M page views....[read more]

A Christmas gift for readers

December 24, 2009 by Dan Yurman

New York Times reports on a new pipe organ to echo the sounds of Bach In an inspiring article about construction in Rochester, NY, of an exact replica of an 18th century pipe organ in Vilnius, Lithuania, the New York Times has published a breathtaking story about music from the baroque age. It is an astounding combination of music...[read more]