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What does the future hold for cars and our commuting world? Industry leaders weigh in with their predictions on electric and hybrid cars, batteries, and the transportation industry.
Date: 10/25/2012
Type: Article
GTM Research analyst Gerry Runte lays out the potential consequences of a short-term view towards developing distribution automation programs.
Date: 10/23/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
While electric cars have the potential to do a lot of good for the air and the environment, they also push utilities toward their limits. This article examines the modifications utility companies will have to make to accommodate the widespread use of electric cars.
Date: 10/18/2012
Type: Article
The eyes of the United States are on California as the state prepares to launch its cap and trade program, the first of its kind in the U.S., on January 1.
Date: 10/17/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
China struggles to contain its energy demand as the world’s most populous nation. Cities continue to grow, requiring more buildings and floor space. The country is working with companies around the world to help mediate energy demand in new and existing buildings.
Date: 10/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signs off on a program to open up 285,000 acres in 17 “solar energy zones” in six Western states for fast-track project approvals.
Date: 10/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
It may not be the end of thin-film solar, some analysts believe that (when the market picks up) thin-film solar may be just as popular as conventional solar panels. Large thin-film factories can have lower manufacturing costs.
Date: 10/12/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
As the population of India continues to grow, the country faces challenges in trying to supply power to all its citizens. Utility companies and regulators will use smart meters to better understand electricity use and distribution in the country.
Date: 10/11/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Major retailers -- including IKEA, Home Depot, Best Buy, among others -- have vowed to phase out all incandescent and fluorescent lights in their stores and on their shelves to LED-only lighting.
Date: 10/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Better technology and high battery costs have revived interest in hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles.
Date: 10/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation

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