Karen Hung

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UK requires 38 new power stations for government to hit green targets

Britain will have to build the equivalent of one new power station every eight weeks until 2020 at a cost of £48billion if the Government is to meet …

The Big Lie on Natural Gas Exports

Last week the Department of Energy gave approval to the Freeport LNG export terminal. Combined with an earlier approval at Sabine Pass, the U.S. has now committed the first 2.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas it produces each day over the next 20 years to foreign consumers -- because under these …

Most data isn’t “big,” and businesses are wasting money pretending it is

Big data! If you don’t have it, you better get yourself some. Your competition has it, after all. Bottom line: If your data is little, your rivals are going to kick sand in your face and steal your girlfriend.<p>There are many problems with the assumptions behind the “big data” narrative (above, in a …

Big Data

Visualization is the future: 6 startups re-imagining how we consume data

Although visualization is hardly the most technologically challenging part of the data-analysis puzzle, it’s arguably the most important.<p>Storage, …

Fixed-price energy war good news for customers

NPower customers who are coming to the end of one of its energy tariffs are being urged to take advantage of a "fixed-price war" or be hit by an …

European energy chief puts forward case for funding coal

One of Europe's most influential government-owned investors in the energy industry has hinted it may expand funding of high-carbon coal projects …

Clean energy rise slows in Europe as incentives yield to austerity

Recession-battered Portugal has been a bad-news factory since the 2008 financial crisis. But it can boast at least one accomplishment: Its burgeoning renewable power market is setting records.<p>In the first quarter of this year, renewable energy supplied 70 per cent of all Portuguese consumption, …

Goodbye nuclear power: Germany's renewable energy revolution

To many a casual observer, Germany's reaction to the Fukushima disaster seemed knee-jerk to say the least.<p>Nuclear power produces nearly 20% of …

Schools Close in Panama Due to Energy Crisis · Global Voices

Panama is facing an energy crisis that could paralyze the whole country, due in part to the delay in the start of the rainy season.<p>This is how Prensa …

Smart meter rollout delayed for year amid energy firm caution

In the latest reverse on energy policy the government has been forced to delay the introduction of household smart energy meters by at least a …

How can business help boost access to energy for those who need it most?

Dreams of an unlimited supply of clean, cheap electricity from nuclear fusion crept a step closer to coming true last month when the £13bn Iter …

The Mars Rover Landing Celebrated In The Medium Of Oreo

After recreating the last 100 years of cultural touchstones in Oreo-form back in March, and then coming out in support of gay rights in June, the company has deemed the August 5th landing on Mars worthy of addition into the cookie pantheon.<p>Hours after the Curiosity rover successfully touched down …