Jeremy Rifkin Speaking at Google corporate HQ in 2014, author Jeremy Rifkin reports consulting with Chinese leadership and the Chinese government has committted to spending $80 billion over the next four years on a distributed energy internet across China to help smooth out the peaks and valleys of intermittent renewable energy and smooth the transition of the country to a greater dependence on renewable energy (Read more)

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  • 08.27.14 HECO aims to triple rooftop solar, get to 65% renewables by 2030
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  • 08.16.14 Electric-Car Batteries: The Business Opportunity in "Re-Purposing" Them  
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  • 08.15.14 Jon Wellinghoff: Utilities should not operate the distribution grid  
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  • 08.15.14 U.S. Court Upholds FERC Rules On Electric Grid Planning 
  • 08.14.14The Brewing Rift Over Community Choice Aggregation in California
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  • 08.08.14 Flaw and Order: How Brookings Got Its Analysis of Wind and Solar Costs So Wrong
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  • 08.07.14 IBM's new brain chip could power the Internet of Things  
  • 08.06.14 Report: California Solar Capacity Grew 48% In 2013
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  • 08.06.14 2nd-biggest U.S. residential solar installer files for IPO, sources say
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  • 08.06.14 SunPower Offers Solar and Storage Packages to Hybrid Car Customers
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  • 08.06.14 San Diego County adopts 'green building' measures for solar and EV's
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  • 08.05.14 Bill Would Streamline Rooftop Solar Permits in California
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  • 08.04.14 Obama promotes Africa energy links at White House summit 
  • 08.04.14 First Solar wins EPC deal for 52.5 MW Jordan solar project
  • 08.02.14 Illegal cartel of HVDC transmission line suppliers fined $413 million each for anti-trust actions 
  • 08.01.14 Is Minnesota preparing to overhaul the utility business model? 
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    There is a new world wide web emerging right before our eyes.

    It is a global energy network and, like the internet, it will change our culture, society and how we do business.  More importantly, it will alter how we use, transform and exchange energy.

    Enough solar energy falls on the surface of the earth every 40 minutes to meet 100 percent of the entire world's energy needs for a full year.

    There is no energy supply problem, there is an energy distribution problem -- and the emerging solution is a new world wide web of electricity.

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