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Making Buildings Part of the Smart Grid Solution Gridwise Architecture Council hosted first international Transactive Energy Conference

A very important conference occurred in Portland, Oregon last week – the Gridwise Architecture Council hosted the first international Transactive Energy Conference.  The topic of transactive energy is so new that there’s no formal definition yet, but as the author of the Smart Grid… Cleantech, distributed energy resources (DER), Efficiency, Electricity, energy innovation, first international Transactive Energy Conference, grid infrastructure, Gridwise Architecture Council, Risk Management, smart buildings, Smart Grid, Smart Grid Dictionary

New GridSTAR Center: Smart Grid Research, Energy Innovation workforce training, building performance testing, energy management research and ‘smart’ microgrid modernization deployments,”

Announced last week, the GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project (or GridSTAR Center, for short) will serve as a “valuable hub for workforce training, building performance testing, energy management research and ‘smart’ microgrid modernization deployments,” as defined by… building performance testing, Efficiency, Energy, energy innovation, energy management research, energy research, Energy Security, microgrids, modernization deployments, New GridSTAR Center, News, Politics & Legislation, Smart Grid, Smart Grid Research, smart microgrid, Tech, workforce training

Energy Innovation: Waste to Energy from London’s Sewers “fatberg” from under Leicester Square.

This job is not for those with a weak stomach. The man in the picture below is Danny Brackley, a sewer flusher. He is shoveling out a “fatberg” from under Leicester Square.

Image Credit: Thames Water
Oil and fat accumulating under the streets of London is apparently causing a bit of an… east London, energy innovation, Leicester Square, London’s Sewers, waste to energy

DOE’s High Impact Energy Innovation Incubator Program at the Department of Energy that forge collaboration

Buried in the President’s FY2014 budget proposal is an interesting reform that could impact energy innovation without relying on Congress for any new – and hard to come by – federal investments. The idea is to create eight new research incubator programs at the Department of Energy that… clean energy innovation, Cleantech, DoE, DOE’s High Impact, e Department of Energy, Energy and Economy, energy innovation, Finance, Green Business, Incubator Program, Politics & Legislation, Renewables, startups

Ernest Moniz’ Confirmation Hearing: Importance of Energy Innovation nation’s next Energy Secretary,

MIT physics professor Dr. Ernest Moniz has yet to receive Senate confirmation to serve as the nation’s next Energy Secretary, let alone begin his tenure. This hasn’t stopped speculation about what a Moniz-led Department of Energy (DOE) might look like. National Journal quotes one… Brookings Institution scholar, clean energy innovation, Cleantech, Department of Energy (DOE), Dr. Ernest Moniz, Energy and Economy, energy innovation, Energy Secretary, Environmental Policy, Ernest Moniz, Obama energy policy, Renewables

Australian Cabinet Merger is Actually Better For Climate Change Mitigation d Energy Efficiency and the Department of Industry

Last week, the Australian government announced the merger of two cabinet-level departments, the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Unfortunately, moving the stand-alone department on…

the concept of ‘new energy sources’, Unlocking Technological Energy Innovation

When The Energy Collective asked me to write a series of posts about ‘new energy sources’, the term gave me pause. The more I thought about the concept of ‘new energy sources’, the more complex it became. What exactly is a new energy source, and what in particularly makes an new energy…

Energy Innovation: Massive Solar Downdraft Tower Proposed in Arizona colossal structure would be able to generate 600 megawatt hours of electricity

The U.S.-Mexico border has been gaining attention lately, but not for what you might expect.  Solar Energy, Inc. is attempting to build a massive hollow tower reaching 2,250 feet in height and 500 feet in width.  If approved, this colossal structure would be able to generate 600 megawatt hours…

Policymakers Share Common Ground on Energy Revenue, But Can They Deliver?

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Fixing America’s Inequality with Revenues (FAIR) Act, which would allow coastal states to collect a portion of the revenues of offshore energy production. Specifically, it provides royalty revenues from offshore oil and…

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