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December 11, 2012
ENERGY TECH
Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid
Newark DE (SPX) Dec 11, 2012
Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College. A well-designed combination of wind power, solar power and storage in batteries and fuel cells would nearly always exceed electricity demands while keeping costs low, the scientists found. "These results break the conventional wisdom that renewable energy is to ... read more
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ENERGY NEWS

Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, w ... more
WIND DAILY

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm
A group comprising GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., and Union Bank, N.A., has invested nearly $247 million in Wi ... more
ENERGY NEWS

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward
Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)-the standard for open automation of building electricity demand response and price communications-has gained considerable attention since it emerged from Law ... more
ENERGY DAILY


TIME AND SPACE

Point of Light
As technology advances, it tends to shrink. From cell phones to laptops-powered by increasingly faster and tinier processors-everything is getting thinner and sleeker. And now light beams are gettin ... more


ENERGY NEWS

Kaazing Brings Real-Time Transactions to Electricity Trading Market 24 by 7
Kaazing has announced that Turkish Electricity Market Operator TEIAS PMUM has selected Kaazing to power their new 7/24 Live Electricity Intraday Market. Kaazing is setting the standard for low laten ... more
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CHIP TECH

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance
Silicon's crown is under threat: The semiconductor's days as the king of microchips for computers and smart devices could be numbered, thanks to the development of the smallest transistor ever to be ... more
ENERGY NEWS

California's Energy Future: Buildings and Industrial Efficiency
The California and Council of Science and Technology has released the next in its series of studies documenting the technology required to meet radical greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts by 2050 (80 ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

CHIP TECH

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Flexible Design Building to Test Low-energy Systems and Components
Today marks the start of a new era for research on energy-efficient buildings at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Lab leadership and distinguished guests from the U.S. Departmen ... more
ENERGY NEWS

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything
As Washington hunts ill-defined al-Qaeda groups in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns itself with Iran's eventual nuclear potential, it has a much more pressing problem at home: Its energy gri ... more
ENERGY TECH

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea
The Red Sea, a key shipping route, is becoming an arena of confrontation between Israel and Iran, with Sudan and Eritrea key targets by both sides in a strategic contest that's likely to intensify in the months ahead. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Hungary offers residency permits for 250,000 euros
Foreign investors can now snag themselves Hungarian residency permits for 250,000 euros ($325,000), following the approval of a bill amendment in Hungary's parliament Tuesday. ... more
TECH SPACE

Google sells off more Motorola assets
Google has agreed to sell manufacturing operations of its Motorola Mobility unit in China and turn over management of a Brazil plant to Singapore-based Flextronics, the companies said. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA's Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details

Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets

NASA releases video of Orion spacecraft re-entry from astronaut's perspective

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US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

TRADE WARS

HSBC being punished for 'stunning failures': US
HSBC intentionally broke US sanctions on Iran and other countries and laundered Mexican drug money to build its business, the US said Tuesday as it socked the global banking giant with $1.92 billion in fines. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Danish PM refuses to block Greenland mining law
Denmark's prime minister rejected Tuesday calls to block a Greenland law that will allow foreign mining companies to employ workers under conditions prevalent in their own countries. ... more
TRADE WARS

China to claim one-third of luxury market: survey
China will account for one-third of the estimated $175 billion global market for luxury goods by 2015, as growing wealth spurs demand for top-end goods, consultancy McKinsey said Tuesday. ... more
TRADE WARS
Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward

California's Energy Future: Buildings and Industrial Efficiency


TRADE WARS
Danish PM refuses to block Greenland mining law

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal


TRADE WARS
Wind speeds in southern New England declining inland, remaining steady on coast

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

Brazil advances wind power development


TRADE WARS
Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric

Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators

Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California

CAR TECH

Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles
The Philippines is to roll out 100,000 electric tricycles in an effort to replace the petrol-powered ones that currently ply its cities, one of the project's financiers said Tuesday. ... more
TRADE WARS

US to press on trade in China talks
The United States said Monday it would press China on intellectual property rights and other key concerns as the world's two largest economies hold top-level trade talks next week. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault
Geologists said Monday a Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault, indicating that it will probably be scrapped. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California
Emerson Process Management has been selected to apply its Ovation control and SCADA technology for the Catalina Solar and Pacific Wind renewable energy projects. The contract was awarded by global e ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

SOLAR DAILY

Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators

ENERGY TECH

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

SOLAR DAILY

Building Integrated Solar PV Installation for Halifax Office Tower

SOLAR DAILY

Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

SOLAR DAILY

Crystalline Silicon Solar Module Pricing Declines Again as European Demand Falls

CHIP TECH

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics

SOLAR DAILY

Hanwha SolarOne Signs South Africa's Largest Ever Solar Deal

CIVIL NUCLEAR

The ATMEA1 reactor introduced to the Brazilian market

CARBON WORLDS

Researchers Reveal Structure of Carbon's 'Hoyle State'

AEROSPACE

Japan pedal power aims for human flight record

CNOOC-Nexen deal the last for Canada?

Japan economic data sparks recession fears

S. American growth set to cause wage hikes

Apple Maps glitch could be deadly: Australian police

Japanese car sales in China rocket 72% in November

Oil market gains on China data

Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric

Abramovich to pay $1.49 bn for Norilsk stake

Malaysia orders Australian miner to ship out waste

HSBC to pay $1.92 bn to settle US laundering probe

Samsung, Apple top 'smart device' Q3 sales: survey

China bank lending rises in November

Romania gas, gold referendums scrapped after low turnout

Facebook ends "experiment with democracy"

China's CNOOC say Nexen staff will benefit from takeover

China's economy shows pick-up amid leadership transition

Nobel-winners vow Europe will emerge stronger from crisis

Arab states rush to join the shale boom

Chicago skyscrapers go green, slash energy costs

Environmental hangover from Indonesia's palm oil thirst

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