Dan Sauer

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New York City moves to streamline energy storage permitting

City agencies and officials are working to remove barriers to energy storage installations, with comprehensive new guidelines on installing outdoor …

US State Exempts Cryptocurrencies From Property Taxes

<b>While some governments around the world, both local and national, are taking steps to try and limit the spread of the use of cryptocurrencies, many</b> …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

Tesla is facing stiff competition in the energy storage war

Tesla has 300 MW worth of battery-powered storage systems across 18 countries. AES and Siemens boast a combined 463 MW of such projects across 13 countries. Tesla has a gigafactory and plans to build three more. AES has a decade of experience in energy storage systems, and Siemens has more than a …

There is a point at which it will make economic sense to defect from the electrical grid

More than 1 million US homes have solar systems installed on their rooftops. Batteries are set to join many of them, giving homeowners the ability to not only generate but also store their electricity on-site. And once that happens, customers can drastically reduce their reliance on the grid.<p>It’s …

Solar Power

Mercedes-Benz Energy pairs with solar company to sell batteries, rooftop panels

German luxury car maker follows Tesla's path into residential market.<p>Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is evidently planning for a future where luxury cars …

Musk Call With Turnbull Sparks Battery Debate in Australia

Elon Musk’s brave bet to fix Australia’s energy crisis -- or hand the money back -- landed the tech entrepreneur an hour-long phone call with Prime …

Battery price war sees Tesla Powerwall 2 beaten even before first deliveries

TThe Australian battery storage industry is experiencing a surge of interest from global manufacturers of battery storage products, with a number of …

Clean Energy

Indonesia is an investment opportunity like China was in 2008

Most investors would jump at the chance to go back in time and invest in a sure thing. Imagine having the opportunity to time travel to China in 2007 or 2008 to make an early-stage stake investment in a startup like Alibaba, now a publicly-traded online giant valued at more than $250 billion.<p>For …

Electrek green energy brief: $200B in Green Bonds, CA vote Time of Use rates, Community Solar, more

$200B in global green bonds – Hundreds of billions of dollars will move into green technologies via the form of long term, safe and stable investments. If you install a solar power system that has minimal O&M and it then runs for 30+ years – someone is going to make money. I field calls all the …

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Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

Landscape Photography

Clean energy will be a $50-trillion industry, but Trump policies mean the U.S. won’t benefit

2016’s year in charts shows that clean energy revolution is unstoppable.<p>The best charts of 2016 reveal the clean energy revolution is unstoppable. At …

The Indian government is considering introducing a Universal Basic Income

Professor Guy Standing, an economist who co-founded advocate group Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) in 1986, told Business Insider that the Indian government will release a report in January which says the idea is "feasible" and "basically the way forward."<p>The idea behind universal basic income is …

Income Inequality

Atmospheric river events will dump 15 feet of snow on California

California has suffered through a seemingly perpetual drought that has lasted more than half a decade now. There were high hopes that the drought …

Weather

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Here Are the Top IPO Prospects for 2017 | Inc.com

2016 saw a dry spell for tech IPOs, but investors are already counting on 2017 to turn the tides.<p>Already, startups like AppDynamics and Snapchat have filed to go public in the new year. And our sources tell us there are many more in the pipeline.<p>Here's a look at which tech startups are IPO …

Venture Capital

California's climate fight could be painful — especially on job and income growth

Californians are likely to pay more for gasoline, electricity, food and new homes — and to feel their lives jolted in myriad other ways — because their state broadly expanded its war on climate change this summer.<p>The ambitious new goals will require complex regulations on an unprecedented scale, …

Instead Of Buying Electricity From The Power Company, What If You Bought It From Your Neighbor?

Traditionally, when you want electricity, you buy it from a utility. In the future, you may buy it from the house next door. A Dutch company called PowerPeers is making it happen in the Netherlands.<p>In the Netherlands, a marketplace called Power Peers is linking up home energy producers with …

U.K. promises to shut down all coal power plants by 2025

But activists are saying that isn’t soon enough<p>For centuries, coal was the backbone of British energy production. But with clean energy alternatives becoming more affordable, the U.K. is already well on its way to phasing out the high-polluting power source in favor of renewables like wind and …

Fossil Fuels

It’s Hard To Tell Whether Trump Supports Renewable Energy — And That May Not Matter Much

Donald Trump called renewable energy “really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves” in his 2015 book, “Crippled …

French oil major Total to install solar panels at 5,000 service stations | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French oil major Total (TOTF.PA) announced on Tuesday plans to equip 5,000 of its service stations across the world with solar panels, which it said would cut Total’s electricity bill by $40 million a year.<p>Workers of French oil giant Total gather in front of the oil refinery in …

Asian “super grid” the first step towards a global, interconnected, renewable energy grid

An Asia-based group of entrepreneurs has put forth a vision for a global, interconnected energy grid that connects energy users with renewable …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Top Gear

10 Photography Curators You Should Follow on Flipboard

To get an education in photography, one simply has to look around. That’s not asking much. From advertisements to Instagram, the modern age is awash in images appearing before us from every possible angle. Adding to this is the convergence of cameras and mobile phones, which led to the world taking …

Climate change is turning these unexpected regions into the next wine hotspots

Rising temperatures are threatening some of France's most esteemed wine-growing regions, researchers from NASA and Harvard discovered in a study published earlier this month in the journal Nature.<p>The study found that hotter climates have made early grape harvests more frequent in France.<p>That's …

The 12 best heli-skiing places in the world | CNN Travel

Travel

Thirsty continents are slowing down expected sea level rise, scientists say

Despite the accelerated melting of glaciers and ice sheets, sea levels aren't rising quite as quickly as scientists anticipated. The reason: Continents are absorbing more of the water before it flows into the seas, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory figured this …

Global Warming

The 11 most underrated ski resorts in America

Vail and Aspen may have the cachet that comes with being glamorous, high-end ski resorts, but they also have crowds and incredibly expensive hotels, restaurants, and lift tickets that can cost upwards of $800 per day.<p>But not all ski resorts are that expensive — or that pretentious.<p>We found the 11 …

Bankers for Bernie

Inside the ‘socialist’ senator’s lonely Wall Street fan club.<p>On a recent Friday afternoon, in a private room at a steakhouse in midtown Manhattan, the bankers at Scarsdale Equities, a boutique investment firm, were talking politics when their conversation took an untraditional turn.<p>Several …

Middle-class