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Tesla’s Elon Musk Proposes Solving Puerto Rico Electrical Crisis with Solar Power and Microgrids

2GreenEnergy super-supporter Cameron Atwood writes: Hey, Craig – did you see this? Tesla’s Elon Musk Proposes Solving Puerto Rico Electrical Crisis with Solar Power No, I hadn’t, but I’m dubious.  I swore I’d never bet against Elon Musk again, but it’s

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From Guest Blogger Keston Finch: Improving Island Resiliency: Incorporating Microgrids as part of the RICANstruction Process

This might very well be the busiest year of the Atlantic hurricane season, and with two months left the Americas shudder at the thought of what next, who’s next, and when. Three major hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, and most recently Maria—made landfall

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Moral Relativity

A comment on my post on the Arc of the Moral Universe reads:  The human race, all seven billion of us, owe our success and our very existence, to our diversity and quarrelsome nature. Societies are always fragile and the

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Deloitte Takes the Express Train into “Smart Cities”

Smart cities technology is an important vector in bringing about energy efficiency and conservation. That’s why I’m delighted to see my old client Deliotte involved in making this happen; I hope you’ll check out the article linked above. FWIW, no aspect

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Take a Cool Guess—The Fun Quiz on Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability. Today’s Topic: Smart Cities

Question: What percentage of gasoline consumed in inner-city regions is used by motorists looking for parking spaces?  How can “smart cities” technology help? Answer: Can be found at Clean Energy Answers. Relevance: This is yet another example of how smart cities are

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Lots To Be Said about the Utility Death Spiral

I had the good fortune to meet Barbara Vergetis Lundin (pictured) in the press room of the National Clean Energy Summit at which President Obama was speaking last November; this was shortly after her company bought out “Smart Grid News”

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A New Century Demands a New Approach to Energy

Here’s a presentation from the US Department of Energy on microgrids, which I offer mainly because it makes a point I bring up constantly: there was nothing wrong with the approach we took to energy in the 20th Century; the problems

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Four Good Reasons for Community Microgrids

Here’s more from our new contributor Darek Letkiewicz on microgrids and their growing importance in today’s world.  I continue to make a big deal over this subject, as it’s critical to the electrification of the developing world, which is a

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Microgrids Are Here To Stay

Darek Letkiewicz writes: I really enjoyed reading your blog post, ‘These People Can Make a Commitment to Solar—And We Can’t?‘ Keep up the great work. My name is Darek and I lead the Energy services program at O’Brien & Gere

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From 2GreenEnergy Intern Fabio Porcu: The Human Aspects of a “Smart City”

Often when we talk about Smart City, the focus falls on the role of technological factors: innovations in energy efficiency, communication and information platforms, and so forth. However, this list often omits the human factor: aspirations, interests and abilities of

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