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Localized Wind Power Proliferates Near Homes, Farms and Factories

August 6, 2013 - in Energy

Americans are increasingly installing wind turbines near their homes, farms and businesses to generate their own energy, concludes a new report released today. The 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications is the first comprehensive…

EPA Screens More Than 66,000 Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy Potential

August 5, 2013 - in Energy, Renewables

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its RE-Powering Mapping and  Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening…

Energy Expert Positions Fremont as Leader in Clean Energy

August 2, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

It's no secret that California is ahead of the pack when it comes to clean tech leadership. In fact, the City of Fremont recently announced an ambitious…

Esri Press Publishes Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS

August 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, from Esri Press, illustrates how an electric utility can significantly improve operations by implementing a geographic information system (GIS). The book is a conceptualization based on author Bill Meehan's many years…

New Sensors to Provide Warming to Avoid Blackouts

August 1, 2013 - in Energy

After the lights went out for 50 million people from the Northeast to the Midwest on Aug. 14, 2003, investigators found readings from two obscure instruments that would have given them an hour’s warning — plenty of time to solve the problem if the devices…

Water-Smart Power: Why Our Power Plant Choices Matter in a Warming, Water-Constrained World

July 31, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

In a future of growing climate change impacts and water strains, the water implications of our electricity choices are way worth paying attention to. A new report from the UCS-organized Energy and Water in a Warming World initiative (EW3) tells it like it…

Demand for Smart Grid in China to Drive $20bn SCADA Boom

July 30, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

China’s intense focus on national smart grid development will drive massive revenue growth in the power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems market in the coming years, says research and consulting…

Geoinformatics and Energy Experts Call for Clear Goals for Renewable Energy

July 30, 2013 - in Energy, Planning, Projects

In the latest issue of the journal “Information”, a group of scientists demonstrate that the transition of our energy systems also needs a strong integration of spatial planning strategies and mechanisms. Society has experienced that a ‘set-aside’…

Global GIS Market in the Utility Industry 2012-2016

July 26, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of Global GIS Market in the Utility Industry 2012-2016 market report to its offering. Analysts forecast the Global GIS market in the Utility industry to grow at a CAGR of 10.37…

Researchers to Hack Sensors to Demonstrate Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability

July 26, 2013 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

Cybersecurity researchers next week will demonstrate how hackers can potentially wreak havoc on critical U.S. infrastructure, even causing explosions by altering the readings on wireless sensors used by the oil and gas industry. The presentations at the Black…