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Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras, to have their packages delivered inside their home instead of left on the doorstep. This test will also include online grocery orders, …

The Way We Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

Batteries are everywhere these days: in our iPhones, toothbrushes, vacuum cleaners, and electric cars. But batteries—really big batteries—are just …

Optimizing Travel in the Cloud

As the population swells in urban centers, cities across the globe are looking for innovative solutions to outpace the need for mass transit.<p>We’re a species that’s drawn to urban living. Fifty-six percent of the world’s population lives in cities, and by 2050, that number is expected to jump to 66 …

There are over 341,000 wind turbines on the planet: Here's how much of a difference they're actually making

From the intense heat of the Californian desert to the green hills of Scotland, wind turbines are popping up all over the world.<p>Humans have been …

To guard against climate change, Los Angeles is painting its streets white

They plan to lower the temperature by 3 degrees over the next 20 years.<p>Labor Day weekend delivered record-breaking temperatures to California as a heat wave swept the state, fanning the flames of the largest wildfire Los Angeles has seen in decades. The unusually warm weather bears the mark of …

The Apple event invite TOTALLY contains hidden iPhone 8 secrets

Do you see it? Just below the surface, hiding in plain sight?<p>That's right: The invitation for the Sept. 12 Apple event contains 100 percent real and …

Apple Events

Amazon Now Delivers Booze to These 12 Cities

Amazon is demonstrating that the retail giant is not messing around in its venture into the world of groceries. Not only did the company recently …

Nest is announcing something 'big' on Sept. 20

Nest, a division of Alphabet, is famous for its Nest Learning Thermostat... and also sells a pretty good home security camera or two, and a smart smoke detector. They're consumer-friendly, but they're generally part of the fabric of your home, not something front and center.<p>So imagine our surprise …

Tesla and Vestas team up to combine batteries and wind turbines

Two of the world’s leading renewable energy giants are teaming up to work towards a sustainable energy future. Vestas, the world’s largest wind …

This doorbell streams video to your phone—and it's back down to its lowest price of the year

Wouldn't it be so nice to be able to see who's at your door without having to get off the couch? Or to know if someone stopped by while you were out?<p>A video doorbell might be exactly what you need, and right now the original Ring Video Doorbell is on sale on Amazon. The satin nickel version …

Smart Homes

Mapped: How much space would it take to sustain the world's largest cities by solar energy?

The world's fossil fuel resources are only becoming more limited. With our increasingly large global footprint, the need for renewable energy is amplifying.<p>But the impact of renewables might be less than once thought - with new research from RS Components revealing how little land is needed to …

In This New Neighborhood, All The Houses Are Their Own Power Stations

In Wales, this collection of 16 houses combines existing clean energy tech to minimize energy needs and generate their own power.<p>A new housing development in the small U.K. town of Neath won’t look much different from the buildings around it. But the new homes will generate, store, and release …

We’ve been underestimating the solar industry’s momentum. That could be a big problem.

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Analysts have been underestimating the expansion of solar energy for nearly two decades, scientists report in a new study released Friday. And that could be a serious problem for the industry and, maybe, the planet.<p>If policymakers believe solar is …

Carbon Price

Coal ash could raise your power bill: Duke Energy wants double-digit rate hike

Duke Energy is asking to hike electricity rates for Charlotte-area residents by 16.7 percent, part of a move by the utility to pass high costs for …

North Carolina

Why the Market Doesn’t Know If SunPower Corporation Is a Solar Powerhouse or Dud

SunPower Corporation has the most efficient solar modules in the solar industry, but investors don't know whether the company is on a path to growth …

Solar Power

Coal’s US comeback fuelled by rival | Financial Times

Paringa Resources, a mining company with no production but some long-cherished plans, has been one of the most immediate beneficiaries of President …

Patagonia joins forces with activists to protect public lands from Trump

Native Americans and environmental advocates get help from outdoor retailers as they battle proposal to change monuments’ boundaries<p>Environmental activists, Native American groups and a coalition of outdoor retailers have vowed to redouble their efforts to protect public lands, after the US …

Suit: Utility unlawfully hiked rates to fund failed reactors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina power customers have sued the board of state-owned utility Santee Cooper, accusing it of unconstitutionally …

Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers

<i>As a summertime service for readers of the editorial pages who may wish someday to write for them, here’s a list of things I’ve learned over the years as an editor, op-ed writer and columnist.</i><p>1) A wise editor once observed that the easiest decision a reader can make is to stop reading. This means …

Here is Uber’s first pitch deck

On the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, its co-founder Garrett Camp shared the company’s initial pitch deck via a personal Medium post. The deck, and the short post, comes off quite sentimental because of how much has happened to the company since it was created.<p>But company growth and …

The Most Important Trump Decision No One’s Talking About

Over the weekend, the Trump administration decided not to renew the charter for the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate …

Elon Musk shares first photo of SpaceX’s new spacesuit

We now have our first look at the spacesuit SpaceX plans to use for its first crewed missions, courtesy of Elon Musk. The SpaceX CEO shared the image via Instagram, revealing that the picture was not a mockup, but an actual shot of a fully functional suit, which could withstand double the pressure …

Elon Musk

Is the Power Grid Getting More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

Two weeks ago it was cyberattacks on the Irish power grid. Last month it was a digital assault on U.S. energy companies, including a nuclear power …

Solar Stock Face Off

<i>This article originally published on</i> <i>August 21, 2017</i><i>.</i><p>On Monday, grid operators throughout the country scrambled to deal with the impact of diminished …

Investing

Google and Walmart in a joint offensive against Amazon

Walmart and Google are escalating a fierce battle to own virtual assistant shopping, jointly challenging Amazon's towering dominance over the …

Opinion: The evolution of smart speakers

For a relatively nascent product category, smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home are already seeing a huge influx of attention from both …

Machine Learning

Eclipse Failure: How Energy Traders Misread the Market Badly

Grid operators and traders thought they were totally prepped for the historic U.S. solar eclipse. There was just this one thing they didn’t …

Why the US Solar Industry Doesn't Want Government Protection

<i>Update: On January 22, 2018, President Trump approved a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels, which will eventually decrease to 15 …

Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

HOUSTON (Reuters) - As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era.<p>Utilities and grid operators have been planning for the …

Elon Musk Just Spent the Weekend Making Changes to Tesla's Cars (by Listening to Customers on Twitter)

This isn't the usual way a CEO deals with customers.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Elon Musk has become something of a deity for certain people.<p>Here is this marginally eccentric, occasionally depressive man who wants to make …