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Cisco tech to be used by smart grid specialist Elster

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cisco has announced that it’s Connected Grid Endpoint reference design SDK will be used with Elster’s EnergyAxis System. The solutions will integrate the Cisco Connected Grid Endpoint reference design with Elster’s EnergyAxis System, and will showcase the power and flexibility of Elster’s Universal technology while demonstrating support for Cisco’s expertise in standards-based and interoperable communication […]

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Efficiency can save mobile nets US$2bn in energy cost – GSMA

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

First published in Communications Day GSMA updated its 2009 Green Manifesto this week, outlining potential savings of up to US$2 billion per year for the world’s mobile network operators if energy efficient networking technologies are adopted. Using data from the GSMA’s Mobile Energy Effiicency Benchmarking service to calculate both the energy costs and related CO2e […]

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Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

Intel uses 2.5 billion kWh of green power per year, giving the company the top spot in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Green Power Partnership ranking for the Fortune 5000. The EPA Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages corporate purchase of renewable energy in the US. According to the EPA figures, Intel now […]

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Beware the grid, warns ‘hacking’ expert: “100% certainty of failure in 3 years”

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Beware the grid, warns ‘hacking’ expert: “100% certainty of failure in 3 years”

One apparent network security expert, David Chalk, has issued a warning to the smart grid sector that catastrophic failure of the power grid as a result of hacking is inevitable. In an online interview for a documentary film called, ‘Take Back Your Power‘, Chalk – dubbed a ‘hacking expert’ by the filmmakers – asserted a […]

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Billion dollar opportunity in smart grids for public cellular operators by 2020

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mobile operators can tap into a potential market of US$1 billion from the supply of networking services to smart grid deployments, says new research from Pike Research. According to the market researchers, utilities have so far ignored public cellular networks for their smart grid initiatives, but that is about to change. A confluence of factors […]

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Google calls it quits on renewable energy initiative

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Google has called it quits on its high profile RE>C, or Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, initiative, citing engineering challenges and the fact that the renewable energy sector has made enough progress that it can now leave it to others to further research in the area. “We’ve reached a point in our engineering projects where […]

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Google enters power utility sector

| October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Google announced this week it will set up a company with a partner and offer solar power to residential customers. As part of the plan, Google will set up a US$75 million fund with San Francisco firm, Clean Power Finance, which solar power integrators will be able to tap into to finance potential customer purchases. […]

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Google’s environmental performance and the CO2 we all spend on web searches

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Google’s environmental performance and the CO2 we all spend on web searches

In the same week Google revealed the environmental profile of its Gmail service, the search engine giant also released details of its overall corporate environmental performance the year 2010. According to Google, it recorded a total of 1,457,982 metric tons of CO2 equivalent for the year 2010. This includes 11,126 metric tons of CO2e for […]

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Mitsubishi wants to use electric vehicles as mobile battery banks

| August 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Mitsubishi wants to use electric vehicles as mobile battery banks

Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Electric, and Mitsubishi Corp., is set to trial a new energy storage system that will use electric vehicles as battery banks when they are parked. The project, dubbed “V2X,” will be rolled out in a trial deployment at the parking facility of Mitsubishi Motors’ Nagoya plant by March 2012, and will use […]

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China’s smart meter market potential – 330m meters, $7.7bn

| July 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Like every other market segment, China has the potential to become the biggest smart meter market in the world. According to a report in the China Daily, the State Grid Corp of China now has an addressable market of 300 million potential smart meter users, worth some 50 billion yuan, or roughly US$7.7 billion. In […]

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