Out of the lab and into the fire: Driving cutting-edge tech to market

As part of a continued push to encourage energy innovation and commercialization, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) has issued its first solicitation for proposals that help bring cutting-edge energy technologies to market.

Permanent Shift? 2015 landmark year for energy

New energy technologies in the United States made further critical advances and locked in long-term gains in 2015, according to a new study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

Lacking Insight: Cyber attacks cause more damage than you think

For the most part, industry professionals are aware of the physical damage a cyberattack could cause to their infrastructure, but lack the mechanisms to actually track it.

Way off the mark: Google, Amazon hugely underestimate data center coal usage

Google and Amazon are wildly sophisticated when it comes to data in their core businesses, but ironically, they are using crude and outdated sources to gauge the carbon footprint of their data centers -- and missing the mark big time.

Picking up the pace: Utilities investing in data analytics for engagement value

As energy providers continue to face market pressures tied to technology advancements in distributed generation, new energy-efficiency mandates, customer satisfaction goals and increased competition, they increasingly seek innovative ways to deliver value to their customers.


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