Gwen Kautz

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The Solar Net Metering Controversy: Who Pays For Energy Subsidies?

A huge controversy has arisen in California and other states over the way solar electrical generation is subsidized by net metering, or the way in which people who produce solar energy – usually through rooftop panels – are reimbursed for the energy they generate and send back to the electric grid. …

Solar Power

Energy storage advance readies concentrated solar power for the smart grid

The intermittent nature of renewable energy sources is a huge burden on the power grid, making flexible and economical energy storage an essential …

Did Isaac Newton predict major turn in Bible prophecy?

The Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.<p>As world events appear to be spinning out of control, there is something else …

What will Obama's power plan do to the grid?

Philip Moeller of FERC looks ahead to where the problems might lie<p><b>VIDEO:</b> <b>Philip Moeller on the power-grid risks to states</b><p>Environmentalists cheered last week when President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency issued the country's first-ever mandatory greenhouse gas standards for …

Clean Power Plan

Turning cow poo into power is profitable for US farm

The family-run American farm invested in a biogas recovery system which transforms cow poo and other waste into electricity.<p>Enough electricity, in fact, to power 1,000 homes, a service which the local utility company pays for handsomely.<p>But that's just a side benefit.<p>"It works economically, but one …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Is the photo of Inola Oklahoma Tornadoes real? Nope. Here’s Why.

Original Digital Art Post @ DeviantArt: <br>http://dashadee.deviantart.com/art/Cthulhu-rising-488263710<p>For some reason, someone who didn’t do their …

Storms

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Solar Cells Produce Fuel And Electricity

How does powering our cars with solar fuel sound?<p>A new type of solar cell can convert liquid water into clean hydrogen fuel 10 times more effectively …

$8B-$16B Investment Could Double Solar Market

Almost half of homes and business in the United States are unfit for rooftop solar installation, either because of building structure, credit rating or other obstacles. But that doesn’t mean they have to sit out the renewables revolution.<p>“Community solar,” sometimes referred to as shared solar or …

Solar Power

License to Kill: Wind and Solar Decimate Birds and Bats - IER

According to a study in the <i>Wildlife Society</i> Bulletin, every year 573,000 birds (including 83,000 raptors) and 888,000 bats are killed by wind …

The end of white Christian America is nigh: Why the country’s youth are abandoning religious conservatism

White Christians are now a minority in 19 states. America’s growing racial diversity only tells part of the story<p>There’s been a lot of media attention recently to the changing demographics of the United States, where, at current rates, people who identify as “white” are expected to become a …

Here are some awesome iPhone tricks you’ve probably never heard of

Even if you think you know everything about the iPhone, there’s a good chance you don’t know these five tricks. <i>Business Insider</i> has put together a …

Microsoft's Idea for Distributed Power In Datacenters

Microsoft is out to transform the power grids for datacenters.<p>At the Open Compute Project U.S. Summit, Microsoft discussed an interesting architecture for delivering power to servers and other equipment in datacenters called Local Energy Storage (LES). Today, datacenters draw their power from the …

Batteries

How Fast And How Deep Will Utilities Venture Into The Solar Energy Craze?

The recent showdown in Arizona between customers who generate electricity using rooftop solar panels and the Salt River Project is a microcosm of the national phenomenon: Questions persist over how to allocate the cost of running the grid and how utilities should be investing for the future.<p>While …

Solar Power

The Storage Industry Learns From Solar: Third Party Financing A Growing Trend

This morning, ViZn Energy Systems – an energy storage company with a zinc iron redox flow storage technology announced that it was teaming up with LFC Capital to improve the financing options for solar PV and energy storage. The companies will make available up to $5 million per project.<p>The LFC …

Solar Power

Obama Administration Plans Major Ammunition Ban

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action is reporting that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) …

Developing World Will Grow On Coal, Climate Leaders Predict

The developing world will rapidly increase its use of electricity in the next 15 years, and coal remains the most likely fuel to power that growth, despite carbon emissions, according to a panel of world leaders in climate policy and economics.<p>“In the short term, which I define as the next 10 to 15 …

Fossil Fuels