Could the World Ever Run Entirely on Renewable Energy?

GizModo VR

This week’s question—could the world ever run entirely on renewable energy?—is is shadowed by a much larger one: Namely, will politicians and powerful forces of delay like Big Oil ever allow the world to run entirely on renewable energy?

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Renewable Energy Had a Record-Setting Year Despite. All This

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But a new report shows that all things considered, one sector actually saw wild economic success: renewable energy. You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 was a terrible year.

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The Wild Ways Local Governments Are Blocking Renewable Energy

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National Grid Partners raises $150 million to invest in energy and tech crossovers

Venture Beast

National Grid Partners raises $150 million to invest in startups focused on energy and information technology crossovers. Enterprise Entrepreneur VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities clean tech dis div energy funding daily Lisa Lambert National Grid Partner

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Shift Left Security? Development Does Not Want to Own It.

Speaker: Shlomo Bielak, CTO, Benchmark Corp

Shifting security left to the earliest part of development is currently in the spotlight in the developer world. What teams are now discovering is, this approach results in misdirected ownership for developers and a frustrated security team. In the current climate, we cannot afford to let security implementations falter. It's time to manage your team's energies to maximize DevOps efficiency, all the while maintaining top security standards. Join Shlomo Bielak, and learn how to keep your DevSecOps team focused and connected without creating silos.

Texas Wind Energy Set a Record—But Republicans Are Still Trying to Squash It

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How Much the Oil and Gas Industry Paid Texas Republicans Who Are Lying About Wind Energy

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But behind every wind energy smear by a Texas politician is a dizzying amount of money contributed by the fossil fuel industry.

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Energy Transition Ventures is raising $75M fund for renewable power

Venture Beast

Energy Transition Ventures is a new fund that's expected to be about $75 million and will help the U.S. economy transition to clean energy. Commerce Entrepreneur Transportation Energy Transition Ventures environment funding daily greentech GS Futures

The Nation’s Biggest Miner Union Is Ready for a Transition to Clean Energy

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On Monday, the nation’s largest union of coal miners announced that it’s down for the shift to renewable energy as long the transition includes aid—and new jobs—for workers laid off from their sector.

Crypto Climate Accord will shift cryptocurrency industry to 100% renewable energy by 2030

Venture Beast

A new group dubbed the Crypto Climate Accord is debuting today as a way to make cryptocurrency more energy efficient. Read More.

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Facebook and Carnegie Mellon launch project to discover better ways to store renewable energy

Venture Beast

Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University will use AI to search for electrocatalysts to enable scalable renewable energy storage. Read More.

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Why Setting a Clean Energy Standard Should Be Democrats’ Next Move

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A Renewable Energy Bill Is Fueling a Fight Over Local Control in Indiana

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A bill in Indiana that would expand renewable energy is drawing unusual battle lines.

Google plans to power its operations with carbon-free energy by 2030

Venture Beast

Google aims to power its entire operations using carbon-free electricity by 2030, building on its goal of matching energy use with 100% renewable energy.

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Great Britain Set a Wind Energy Milestone

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The United Kingdom, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, is now home to the wind energy revolution that’s reaching a new crescendo. Great Britain hit a major milestone late last week when wind farms generated more than half of the island’s energy needs.

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How Real-Time Technologies Are Helping Protect Vulnerable Energy Assets

Doctor Chaos

As the world increasingly relies on technology, the energy sector’s role becomes more critical. Given this severity, cyberattacks on the energy industry are a more pressing concern. Vulnerabilities in the Energy Sector. The energy sector is no exception.

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The Clean Energy Transition Is Becoming a Tidal Wave

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But it’s a different story for renewable energy industry, which is thriving. energy renewable energy gas coal oil covid 19This year, covid-19 lockdowns prompted a precipitous crash in fuel demand which tanked the the fossil fuel market.

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Energy Pipeline Operations Affected By Cyberattack

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All the facts are not in regarding the attack announced by the US natural gas pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners (operator of over 71,000 miles of pipeline). But we do know that operations were affected by the attack and that the attack was against its back office systems in charge of orders, shipping, billing. Operations […]. CTO Cyber War News

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CIOs Need More Energy To Make It Through The Pandemic

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to find ways to get more energy Image Credit: Eelke. How can we get the energy that we’re going to need in order to get through this thing? Where Has Our Energy Gone? However, we can’t rely on that surge of energy to get us through the pandemic.

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Texans Could Be Paying Off Their Obscene Energy Bills for Decades

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The costs of the Texas blackouts is still mounting, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that Texans could be saddled with energy bills they’ll be paying for decades absent government intervention.

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Energy Efficiency in Construction Industry

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Information Technology Blog - - Energy Efficiency in Construction Industry - Information Technology Blog. According to the United States Department of Energy , the construction industry both commercial and residential modernized, at the same time, energy efficiency has gained great importance.

We Can Use Less Energy and Still Have Good Lives

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Renewable energy is a growing trend in data centers

Tech Republic Data Center

Digital transformation is a key enabler of the shift toward the ability to adopt renewable energy, expert says

Myst AI claims its AI energy prediction technology boosts utilities’ reliability

Venture Beast

Myst AI, a startup developing an energy forecasting system, has nabbed $6 million in funding from investors including Google's AI-focused firm. Read More.

We Need 6 Times More Minerals to Meet Our Clean Energy Goals

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Alphabet’s Green Energy Ambitions Hit Turbulence

Data Center Knowledge

Makani kite project struggles to take flight as cost of other energy sources falls Read More. Energy Google

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Bill Gates boosts his backing for ZeroAvia hybrid aviation venture — and for Biden’s energy plan

GeekWire

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is putting his money as well as his mouth behind the push for new energy technologies. Back in December, Breakthrough Energy Ventures led a Series A funding round that raised $21.4 Artwork shows a commercial airliner with a hydrogen-electric powertrain.

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WattScale is an open source AI tool that identifies energy-wasting homes

Venture Beast

Researchers developed an AI tool -- WattScale -- that can identify energy-inefficient homes anywhere in a region with sufficient data. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Enterprise ai artificial intelligence energy usage greenhouse gas emissions machine learning WattScale

Texas Officials Temporarily Halt Private Energy Companies From Sending Customers Absurd Bills

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Folks across Texas are receiving outrageous energy bills in the wake of widespread utility shutoffs during last week’s cold snap. public utility commission of texas griddy energy in texas articles electricity market

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21-Year-Old Man Nearly Dies of Heart Failure After Drinking Four Energy Drinks a Day

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A young man’s years of heavy energy drink consumption nearly killed him, doctors in the UK say. In a new report this week, they detail how the man developed heart failure likely linked to his habit of drinking four energy drinks a day for two years straight.

Gates-led Breakthrough Energy Ventures raises another $1B for investing in climate innovation

GeekWire

Bill Gates, founder of Breakthrough Energy. Breakthrough Energy Ventures — an initiative to help the planet reach zero carbon emissions through innovation — has raised its second $1 billion round of funding. The amount invested in the low-carbon energy transition last year totaled $501.3

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California's Hills Are Haunted by the Ghosts of Wind Energy's Past

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Collaboration Helps Advance Energy Industry

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Energy companies continue to collaborate with other organizations to further research. According to a company press release, “This new centre will focus on developing solutions for the automotive sector, including the development of high-efficiency lubricants and additives; cleaner use of conventional fuels; and the development of alternative fuels and new energies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Leaked Slides Show the Gas Industry Is Freaking Out

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At the end of April, the Twitter account for Eversource, the biggest utility in New England, posted an upbeat video on the utility’s clean energy goals full of rich stock footage of windmills and solar panels and set to a rousing gospel-style song.

Government calls for input on inclusive smart energy policy

Computer Weekly

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation on the future of the smart energy sector

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Breakthrough In Energy We Should All Track: New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’

CTOvision

Some scientific breakthroughs are so amazing they sound too good to be true, and this one definitely sounds amazing. But think of all the other amazing things happening around us right now, including things that were hard to believe would happen not very long ago.

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Amazon bolsters its clean energy leadership with 9 new projects worldwide

GeekWire

Amazon on Monday announced nine new wind and solar energy projects, bringing its total number of renewable projects to 206. The cloud company and online retail sales juggernaut now claims to be the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe. Amazon Spheres in May 2019.

Here’s How Much Energy All US Data Centers Consume

Data Center Knowledge

Second study of its kind in history shows overall growth in data center energy use has flattened Read More. Blades Colocation Cooling Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Energy Efficiency Guide Enterprise Featured Government Infrastructure Power Regulation

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Applied Materials pledges 100% renewable energy sourcing in U.S. by 2022, worldwide by 2030

Venture Beast

Chip equipment maker Applied Materials set a goal of hitting 100% renewable energy sourcing in the U.S. AI Business Apex Clean Energy Applied Materials category-/Business & Industrial Gary Dickerson Semicon West sustainability

5G May Be Holy Grail for Telecom, But Energy Sector Feels Much Anxiety Over New Network

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energy sector feels anxiety over launch of 5G technology on Forbes : While telecom giants are boasting faster, unlimited wireless connectivity for their mobile phone users under the long-awaited fifth generation wireless network (5G), the energy industry is worried. Energy groups are warning regulators that a 5G rollout […]. Read why Dipka Bhambhani says that the U.S.

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The Free Market Approach to Energy Has Costs Texans $28 Billion Since 2004

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Microsoft Wants Clean Energy for South African Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Business Energy MicrosoftSometimes it's hard to know whether the power a utility provides really comes from renewables. Read More.

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Converting the Sun’s Energy to Hydrogen

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One team of international scientists has come up with a solution: a device that collects energy from sunlight and converts it to hydrogen. Solar power has one major downfall and that is what to do when the sun is not shining. The hydrogen can then be stored and burned as fuel or it can be fed through a fuel cell to generate electricity. Named a ‘water splitter’, the device has been tipped as the next big thing in solar technology, says Kevin Bullis. To read more please log in. Login.

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