The Energy Collective - The world's best thinkers on energy & climate http://theenergycollective.com/rss en Top 10 Reasons You Won't See Me at the People's Climate March http://theenergycollective.com/greenskeptic/553456/top-10-reasons-you-wont-see-me-peoples-climate-march The largest ever march calling for action on climate change precedes yet another UN summit on climate change that will result in a lot of hot air and empty promises, grand-standing, and long-winded proclamations and &quot;commitments&quot; that will never be fulfilled.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/greenskeptic/553456/top-10-reasons-you-wont-see-me-peoples-climate-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/greenskeptic/553456/top-10-reasons-you-wont-see-me-peoples-climate-march#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Communications and Messaging Sustainability Climate Coal Environmental Policy Oil Public Health Environment Finance Renewables Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels activism climate change action people's climate march skepticism Yes Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 greenskeptic 553456 at http://theenergycollective.com Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/539916/marching-make-urgency-climate-action-clear Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to widespread droughts, wildfires, floods and famine, climate change is taking a growing and grievous toll on our lives.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/539916/marching-make-urgency-climate-action-clear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/539916/marching-make-urgency-climate-action-clear#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Natural Gas Communications and Messaging Climate Coal Environmental Policy Oil Public Health Environment Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News activism Climate summit new york city people's climate march Yes Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 nrdcswitchboard 539916 at http://theenergycollective.com 'Time-of-Use' Electricity Pricing http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/532026/momma-said-time-use-electricity-pricing My mom is a pro at shopping for good deals. She taught me the importance of timing my purchases during the off-peak season to get the most value for my dollar. Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity pricing reminds me of the lessons my mom taught me.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/532026/momma-said-time-use-electricity-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/532026/momma-said-time-use-electricity-pricing#comments Electricity Energy Security Tech Utilities Efficiency Finance Risk Management Electricity Grid Energy and Economy Fuels News electricity prices energy prices time of use Yes Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 EDFEnergyEX 532026 at http://theenergycollective.com Energy Quote of the Day: Is the Shine Coming Off U.S. LNG Exports? http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/546046/energy-quote-day-shine-coming-us-lng-exports A few Asian buyers of United States liquid natural gas are looking to sell portions of the supply they previously purchased under long-term contracts, suggesting the overall excitement over exporting US natural gas as LNG could be waning a bit.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/546046/energy-quote-day-shine-coming-us-lng-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/546046/energy-quote-day-shine-coming-us-lng-exports#comments Energy Security Natural Gas Communications and Messaging Utilities Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels changing fuel sources fuel investments liquid natural gas LNG exports Yes Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jared Anderson 546046 at http://theenergycollective.com Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/527061/greenland-ice-melt-2014-and-beyond-follow-water Ten years ago Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise totaled half a millimeter per year. Now, according to Professor Jason Fox of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, it has reached the point of doubling to one millimeter per year.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/527061/greenland-ice-melt-2014-and-beyond-follow-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/527061/greenland-ice-melt-2014-and-beyond-follow-water#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Sustainability Environmental Policy Public Health Environment Water Risk Management Fuels News antarctic ice greenland ice ice melt sea level rise Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 globalwarmingisreal 527061 at http://theenergycollective.com New Groundwater Policy Brings California Into the 21st Century http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/532951/new-groundwater-policy-brings-california-21st-century California&#039;s voluntary Groundwater Management Plans have effectively failed to protect the people and ecosystems that depend on this water. Too many people are siphoning off water from extremely limited resources, resulting in declining groundwater levels, sinking of land, and drying of streams.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/532951/new-groundwater-policy-brings-california-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/532951/new-groundwater-policy-brings-california-21st-century#comments Energy Security Communications and Messaging Storage Sustainability Utilities Efficiency Environmental Policy Agriculture Cleantech Public Health Environment Water Risk Management Energy and Economy Politics & Legislation california drought environmental legislation water management Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 nrdcswitchboard 532951 at http://theenergycollective.com Climate Activism: Why We March http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/545406/why-we-march A New York City councilman recently asked me to identify the purpose of Sunday’s People’s Climate March. Over the past several months, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, but two days out, I think I’ve arrived at my answer.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/545406/why-we-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/545406/why-we-march#comments Energy Security Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Climate Efficiency Environmental Policy Public Health Environment Water Renewables Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation activism climate change action Climate summit people's climate march public opinion Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0000 nrdcswitchboard 545406 at http://theenergycollective.com Energy Quote of the Day: "What’s the Next Shale Gas?" http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/539051/energy-quote-day-what-s-next-shale-gas Bank of America Chairman Charles Holliday asked the audience at the recent’s American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit in Washington DC how many people anticipated the US shale gas production revolution 10 years ago. No one in the 500-plus crowd raised their hand.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/539051/energy-quote-day-what-s-next-shale-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/539051/energy-quote-day-what-s-next-shale-gas#comments Energy Security Natural Gas Communications and Messaging Oil Finance Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News future energy investment new energy finance shale gas boom Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jared Anderson 539051 at http://theenergycollective.com Stem to Install 1MW of Networked Behind-the-Meter Batteries in Hawaii http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/502366/stem-install-1mw-networked-behind-meter-batteries-hawaii Hawaii is facing some serious disruptions from its growing share of distributed rooftop solar, and it’s going to try Stem’s distributed grid energy storage as a solution. On Thursday, utility Hawaiian Electric announced it had picked the Millbrae for a 1-megawatt pilot project on the island of Oahu.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/502366/stem-install-1mw-networked-behind-meter-batteries-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/jeffstjohn/502366/stem-install-1mw-networked-behind-meter-batteries-hawaii#comments Electricity Energy Security Tech Smart Grid Storage Sustainability Utilities Renewables Risk Management Electricity Grid Energy and Economy Fuels Podcasts battery storage hawaii networking Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 JeffStJohn 502366 at http://theenergycollective.com Lasers, Circuit Boards, and a $30 Gizmo: Innovative Solutions to the Methane Problem http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/526606/lasers-circuit-boards-and-30-gizmo-innovative-solutions-methane-problem The technologies we see today didn’t all start out in the forms we’re used to. The phones we carry in our pockets used to weigh pounds, not ounces. Fast forward and now we&#039;re looking at a drunk-driver-and-alcohol sensor that was converted into a methane leak detector.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/526606/lasers-circuit-boards-and-30-gizmo-innovative-solutions-methane-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/526606/lasers-circuit-boards-and-30-gizmo-innovative-solutions-methane-problem#comments Energy Security Tech Utilities Efficiency Cleantech Public Health Environment Risk Management Energy and Economy Fuels energy loss energy technology fuel efficiency methane leaks Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 EDFEnergyEX 526606 at http://theenergycollective.com NOAA: With Hottest August On Record, 2014 Takes Aim At Hottest Year On Record http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/538901/noaa-hottest-august-record-2014-takes-aim-hottest-year-record Last month was the warmest August since records began being kept in 1880, the NOAA reported Thursday. NOAA also projected out scenarios for the rest of the year making clear that 2014 is going to be one of the very hottest years on record — and possibly the hottest.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/538901/noaa-hottest-august-record-2014-takes-aim-hottest-year-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/538901/noaa-hottest-august-record-2014-takes-aim-hottest-year-record#comments Natural Gas Climate Coal Environmental Policy Oil Public Health Environment Risk Management Fuels News august hottest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa) temperature records Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 JosephRomm 538901 at http://theenergycollective.com Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Energy Analytics http://theenergycollective.com/matt-stanberry/532346/advanced-energy-technology-week-energy-analytics Energy analytics for mass-scale building energy efficiency evaluations is a category of software solutions that determine how a building is currently consuming energy and recommend operational and retrofit measures to maximize energy savings.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/matt-stanberry/532346/advanced-energy-technology-week-energy-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/matt-stanberry/532346/advanced-energy-technology-week-energy-analytics#comments Electricity Energy Security Tech Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Efficiency Cleantech Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels advanced energy building energy efficiency data analytics energy analytics Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Matt Stanberry 532346 at http://theenergycollective.com California Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Our Health and Environment http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/537261/california-legislative-session-ends-big-wins-our-health-and-environment As the gavel fell on the California state legislative session, state leaders finished strong for the environment sending numerous bills to Governor Brown that will clean the air, reduce plastic litter pollution, combat climate change, and reduce toxic chemicals in our environment.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/537261/california-legislative-session-ends-big-wins-our-health-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/537261/california-legislative-session-ends-big-wins-our-health-and-environment#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Green Building Sustainability Utilities Climate Efficiency Environmental Policy Cleantech Green Business Public Health Environment Renewables Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation california green legislation health and environment jerry brown Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 nrdcswitchboard 537261 at http://theenergycollective.com Natural Gas Storage Deficit to Five-Year Average Continues to Narrow http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/507116/natural-gas-storage-deficit-five-year-average-continues-narrow Storage injections have continued to outpace the five-year (2009-13) average over the course of this summer, with inventories as of September 5 at 2,801 billion cubic feet (Bcf), according to data from the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR).<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/507116/natural-gas-storage-deficit-five-year-average-continues-narrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/507116/natural-gas-storage-deficit-five-year-average-continues-narrow#comments Energy Security Natural Gas Tech Storage Utilities Efficiency Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News deficit energy information administration (eia) natural gas storage capacity Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 TodayInEnergy 507116 at http://theenergycollective.com Energy Reality Meets Climate Reality http://theenergycollective.com/davidhone/531186/energy-reality-meets-climate-reality In recent years and as part of the overall push to generate more renewable energy in Germany, considerable wind energy capacity has been installed in this region. While the current level of generation from wind is laudable, it is far from 100% renewable energy.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/davidhone/531186/energy-reality-meets-climate-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/davidhone/531186/energy-reality-meets-climate-reality#comments Electricity Energy Security Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Efficiency Cleantech Green Business Wind Energy and Economy Fuels climate change action energy and renewables germany wind energy expansion Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 DavidHone 531186 at http://theenergycollective.com Energy Quote of the Day: 'Halliburton has Already Left the Market and Schlumberger is Likely to Follow' http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/527276/energy-quote-day-halliburton-has-already-left-market-and-schlumberger-likely-f As US- and EU-led economic sanctions against Russian energy players crank up, the degree to which Western interests could be collaterally damaged is again being called into question. The EU has shied away from sanctioning Russian gas industry participants because the bloc is so reliant on Russian gas supply.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/527276/energy-quote-day-halliburton-has-already-left-market-and-schlumberger-likely-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/jared-anderson/527276/energy-quote-day-halliburton-has-already-left-market-and-schlumberger-likely-f#comments Electricity Energy Security Natural Gas Communications and Messaging Sustainability Utilities Oil Finance Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation economic damage EU fuel supplies halliburton russian gas sanctions Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jared Anderson 527276 at http://theenergycollective.com Resiliency+: Smart Grid Technologies and the Benefits of Two-Way Communication http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/526611/resiliency-smart-grid-technologies-and-benefits-two-way-communication It’s September, fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the second anniversary of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. A smarter and much more efficient electric grid should be on the minds of all New Jerseyans. Unfortunately, it is not.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/526611/resiliency-smart-grid-technologies-and-benefits-two-way-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/526611/resiliency-smart-grid-technologies-and-benefits-two-way-communication#comments Energy Security Tech Smart Grid Utilities Renewables Risk Management Electricity Grid Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation grid communication resiliency smart grid adoption smart grid tech Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 EDFEnergyEX 526611 at http://theenergycollective.com World Looks to OECD as High Level Commission Calls for Phasing Out Coal http://theenergycollective.com/guayjguay/532961/world-looks-oecd-high-level-commission-calls-phasing-out-coal Recently, the high powered Global Commission on the Climate and Economy released its flagship report on global coal use and the economy: The New Climate Economy. The report pulls no punches when it comes to coal, including a call for a global coal phaseout.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/guayjguay/532961/world-looks-oecd-high-level-commission-calls-phasing-out-coal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/guayjguay/532961/world-looks-oecd-high-level-commission-calls-phasing-out-coal#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Communications and Messaging Climate Coal Environmental Policy Cleantech Green Business Finance Renewables Risk Management Energy Energy and Economy Fuels News Politics & Legislation alternative energy coal divestment oecd phase out Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Guay_JGuay 532961 at http://theenergycollective.com Technology Advances Wind Energy Development http://theenergycollective.com/danliggett/525271/technology-advances-wind-energy-development There have been significant improvements of late to equipment used to produce energy from wind. Towers are taller. Rotor diameters and blades are longer. Gearboxes, generators and bearings are more reliable. Onboard sensors are more effective at measuring and recording data.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/danliggett/525271/technology-advances-wind-energy-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/danliggett/525271/technology-advances-wind-energy-development#comments Electricity Sustainability Utilities Efficiency Cleantech Wind Energy advanced energy energy technology wind energy development Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 dan.liggett 525271 at http://theenergycollective.com Sustainable Energy Means Business in the Port of Amsterdam http://theenergycollective.com/claretaylor/529631/sustainable-energy-means-business-port-amsterdam The realities of climate change and resource depletion are an immediate concern for the Netherlands. The country is at high risk from floods resulting from global warming, and natural gas resources are expected to expire in approximately ten years.<p><a href="http://theenergycollective.com/claretaylor/529631/sustainable-energy-means-business-port-amsterdam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theenergycollective.com/claretaylor/529631/sustainable-energy-means-business-port-amsterdam#comments Carbon and De-carbonization Energy Security Sustainability Utilities Climate Environmental Policy Cleantech Green Business Finance Water Renewables Energy Energy and Economy Fuels amsterdam business innovation flood risk sustainable energy Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 ClareTaylor 529631 at http://theenergycollective.com