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Winners of Prime Minister’s prize for innovation in alternative fuels announced

The winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation have been announced. The prize of $1 million is the largest awarded in this field. Oct. 6, 2014 National Fuel Alternatives Program Director, Eyal Rosner: “Israel has set itself an ambitious goal – to reduce the use of conventional fuel for transportation by 60% by the ... Read More »

The Obama Green Energy Scam You May Have Missed

Townhall: Donald Lambro | Dec 27, 2012 WASHINGTON – Have you seen the latest development in President Obama’s waste-ridden, clean energy program that’s now under federal investigation at the U.S. Treasury Department? Three of the country’s biggest residential solar panel installers — SolarCity, SunRun and Sungevity — have been subpoenaed by Treasury’s Office of Inspector General for their financial records ... Read More »

Solar Energy Revolution: A Massive Opportunity

Peter Diamandis Forbes My friend Ray Kurzweil projects the U.S. will meet 100 percent of its electrical energy needs from solar in 20 years. Elon Musk is a bit more conservative, pegging it at 50 percent in that timeframe. While the growth of solar may seem slow to some, it’s fair to say it’s in the midst of its “deceptive ... Read More »

Google Acquires Smart Thermostat Maker Nest For $3.2 Billion

Forbes 1/13/2014 @ 4:18PM Three years after redefining what thermostats are capable of, Palo Alto-based Nest is being bought by Google GOOG -1.95% for $3.2 billion. “Google will help us fully realize our vision of the conscious home and allow us to change the world faster than we ever could if we continued to go it alone. We’ve had great ... Read More »

How Texas Lost the World’s Largest Super Collider

Texas Monthly October 21, 2013 By Trevor Quirk The Higgs boson, a particle that has shaped the theories of modern particle physics, was discovered at a super collider in Geneva. It was a hugely significant moment for Big Science, one that received a Nobel Prize earlier this year—and it should have been discovered in Texas. Magnablend, a chemical blending plant, ... Read More »

The myth of renewable energy

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Dawn Stover | 11/22/2011 – 15:29 DAWN STOVER Stover is a science writer based in the Pacific Northwest and is a contributing editor at the Bulletin. “Clean.” “Green.” What do those words mean? When President Obama talks about “clean energy,” some people think of “clean coal” and low-carbon nuclear power, while others envision shiny solar ... Read More »

National Energy Policy Goals Proclamation by US Engineers

NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY GOALS PROCLAMATION 111TH CONGRESS MARCH 2009 We, the leaders of America’s engineering community, call on the new President and Congress to act quickly on establishing National Energy Policy Goals to help ensure the nation’s economic and national security and to guide the development of energy technology for the 21st Century. GUIDING PRINCIPLES America’s National Energy Policy Goals ... Read More »

Letter to Google’s Eric Schmidt

February 12, 2009 Mr. Eric Schmidt, Chairman & CEO 366 Walsh Road Atherton, CA 94027 Dear Mr. Schmidt: A series of recent articles, including a prominent one in the New York Times, shows your passion for energy conservation. Further, your family foundation addresses issues of sustainability and the responsible use of natural resources. I do not have to tell you ... Read More »

Spending on smart meters shows solid growth

Metering.com 5 SEPTEMBER 2006 Sacramento, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 5, 2006 – Consulting group Global Smart Energy says that spending on smart meter hardware totaled $800 million in the US in 2005, and this figure is expected to grow by 20 percent a year for the next decade as utilities move from electromechanical meters to their more sophisticated ... Read More »