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Energy Quote of the Day: 'Before You Get Mugged by Reality, Take Out an Insurance Policy'

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz is urging climate change doubters to at least take out an insurance policy when it comes to carbon emissions and climate change. Shultz argues for sustained support for energy research and development along...

Posted March 27, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: Chinese Official Urges Emphasis on 'Climate Security'

A top Chinese weather scientist told the Xinhua news agency that climate change could be a serious threat. It was a rare admission for a Chinese official, while the government has acknowledged global warming, it does not usually elaborate on...

Posted March 26, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: On Obama's Changing Keystone Oil Pipeline Stance

President Obama has used increasingly negative rhetoric in recent months when discussing the Keystone XL pipeline. The President’s remarks have left most observers with the impression that he will reject the controversial pipeline’s permit and...

Posted March 21, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'We're Not Just Up a Creek Without a Paddle, We're Losing the Creek Too'

Low water is seen at the dam of Lake Success as rain totals remain insufficient to break the worsening drought on February 11, 2015 near East Porterville, California. Many local residents, whose water wells have run dry, fill their tanks with free...

Posted March 20, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Technology is a Competitive Advantage'

German oil and gas producers are urging the government to overturn a de facto four year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. A proposed law would allow commercial scale fracking at depths below 3000 meters.The proposal is sure to be...

Posted March 19, 2015    

Wrightspeed Hybrid-Electric Trucks are the Cutting Edge of Truck Design

Wrightspeed Powertrains of San Jose, California is a pioneer in developing hybrid-electric powertrains for heavy duty trucks. This next-generation design provides superior power, performance, fuel efficiency, and the lowest emissions for heavy duty...

Posted March 18, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: The US Will not Become the 'Next Saudi Arabia'

Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the IEA, said at a recent conference that the US will not become the “next Saudi Arabia”, despite its position among the world’s top oil producers.“US oil production increased significantly and is due to...

Posted March 15, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: On Florida's Climate Change Denial

The state of Florida has quietly banned the use of the words “climate change” and “global warming” from all official correspondence.First reported in an article by Tristram Korten, officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the...

Posted March 14, 2015    

Energy Quote to the Day: India Seeks Balance Between Taxing Pollution and the Price of Power

A dog looks out as noxious fumes eminate from fissures in the ground in the village of Jina Gora on February 11, 2012 near Jharia, India. Villagers in India’s Eastern State of Jharkhand scavenge coal illegally from open-cast coal mines to earn a few...

Posted March 12, 2015    

Open Standards Needed to Facilitate EV Charging and Demand Response

Greenlots is a global electric vehicle (EV) charging and network management company based in Singapore and San Francisco. Greenlots is a leading advocate for open standards in EV charging and their SKY Smart Charging platform is the only enterprise...

Posted March 10, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'A Very Positive Market Signal that Clean Energy is the Future'

John Podesta, Counselor to the President, who oversees climate change and energy policy for the administration is departing the White House and will now be a top adviser to presumed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.He discussed the...

Posted March 8, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: Distributed Generation Needed to Strengthen Power Grid

Former FERC Chairman, Jon Wellinghoff spoke in an interview about the need to harden the electric grid from security threats by expanding the use of microgrids and distributed generation.“People are beginning to understand that they need their own...

Posted March 5, 2015