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ZTE releases LoRa-based smart meters

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

ZTE has entered into the smart meter space by combining LoRA networking and smart meters at CeBit. These new meters meet smart meter reading systems’ requirements for long-distance transmission of small data. The three released LoRa-based smart meters: single-phase smart meter, single-phase prepaid smart meter, and three-phase smart meter, meet most of residents’ expectations, the […]

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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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Solar & wind gain over coal & gas

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Bloomberg: It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants. According to this article, the cost of solar power is now below that of coal and gas in at least nine US states, including Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. That said, the prices of solar […]

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Flexenclosure receives second major eSite order from IGT Myanmar

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Telecom infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure has received a second multi-million dollar order from tower company Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT).  Flexenclosure will provide its award-winning hybrid power solution eSite for hundreds of telecom sites across Myanmar, continuing the world’s largest-ever green-field cellular telecom network rollout.Flexenclosure, a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and […]

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Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

Scientists have launched a US$150 billion project – self-described as this century’s moon-landing challenge – aimed to reducing the cost of new build renewable energy plants to lower than new build coal power plants by as early as 2020. The 10-year program, aptly named Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change, will research renewables, energy […]

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Tesla’s batteries to support 500MWh project for AMS

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tesla has won a deal to supply 500MWh worth of its Powerpack battery system to Advanced Microgrid Solutions, who will install the units in commercial and industrial facilities, according to Energy Manager Today. The business model for the project remains unclear. Instead of Powerpacks storing energy for use inside the facilities, AMS’ model seems to […]

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Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming. Source: Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

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Australia and New Zealand to spend big on smart grid infrastructure – report

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report by Northeast Group estimates that Australia and New Zealand will invest some US$6.8 billion in smart grids over the next decade. According to the analysts, New Zealand is a top market for smart energy infrastructure, with smart meters reaching nearly all homes. More importantly, New Zealand achieved its success on the back […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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