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Energy 101: Where Does Our Power Come From ?

Inhabitat is doing a "Energy 101" series to explain why smart grids are necessary - Energy 101: Where Does Our Power Come From ?.Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our new Energy 101 series,. in which we’ll be exploring the future-forward...

Posted April 26, 2009    

The Sea Level Rise Mystery

Jamais at Open The Future has a post on the length of time it can take for melting glciers (and icecaps) to affect global sea levels (which is surprisingly long) - The Sea Level Rise Mystery.Twenty inches per decade -- that's the estimate of how...

Posted April 25, 2009    

Nuclear Power: More Expensive Than Solar

Bloomberg reports that awareness of the advatnages of renewables over nuclear power seem to be increasingly well understood in Washington - U.S. May Never Need More Nuclear, Coal Plants, FERC Head Says.The U.S. may never need to build new nuclear or...

Posted April 24, 2009    

Smart Grid Moving To Miami

GreenBiz.com has a repot on a big smart grid project in Miami - GE, Cisco and Others Team with Miami for $200M Smart Grid Project.Miami Mayor Manny Diaz today unveiled an ambitious, $200 million "Energy Smart Miami" smart grid project developed in...

Posted April 23, 2009    

Space Based Solar Power ?

Californian utility PG&E caused a stir in the media recently with an announcement that they are seeking approval from state regulators for a power purchase agreement with Solaren Corp. to deliver 200 MW of power by 2016 for a 15 year period....

Posted April 22, 2009    

Investec May Invest in Australian Solar, Geothermal Projects

Bloomberg reports that South African investment bank Investec is looking to invest in wave energy company Carnegie Corp and is also looking for opportunities in solar thermal and geothermal energy - Investec May Invest in Australian Solar,...

Posted April 22, 2009