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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  • 04.30.15 North Carolina solar producers look to export power to PJM 
  • 04.30.15 Smart Wires Clears Congestion and Allows More Renewables on the Transmission Grid   
  • 04.30.15 Xcel pursues community solar in Wisconsin, but on small scale
  • 04.29.15 Hawaii lawmakers agree on 100% renewables by 2045 mandate
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  • 04.28.15 Xcel says it will limit size of Minnesota community solar    
  • 04.28.15 Why Pope Francis may be about to make a dramatic wave in the climate debate
  • 04.28.15 CAISO to FERC: Energy Imbalance Market problems found, reforms coming
  • 04.28.15 AES plans ambitious 1,000 MW expansion in battery storage  
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  • 04.24.15 Senate bill would allow FERC to overrule state siting decisions on power lines
  • 04.24.15 Florida House unanimously passes PSC reform bill 
  • 04.24.14 NRG Bundles Solar With Water Efficiency in California
  • 04.24.15 Tesla Unveiling Not-So-Secret Battery Systems Next Week
  • 04.23.15 Princeton Power Systems Energizes the Microgrid Market in Cuba, Haiti, and the Caribbean
  • 04.23.15 Grid Edge 20: The Top Companies Disrupting the US Electric Market 
  • 04.22.15 New green coalition speaks Republicans' language in Misssouri
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  • 04.22.15 Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power 
  • 04.22.15 Maine's First 'Community Solar' Project Generating Green for Investors
  • 04.22.15 With Reliability And Security At Stake, Microgrids Are Going Mainstream
  • 04.22.15 Tesla to unveil not one, but two new battery products next week
  • 04.22.15 National energy efficiency bill passes Congress, heads to President Obama's desk 
  • 04.21.15 The U.S.’s energy infrastructure will need major changes, says Obama report 
  • 04.21.15 A new kind of utility: Why SolarCity wants to be 'more than a solar company'
  • 04.21.15 New Mexico hearing examiner rejects PNM rate hike, solar fees 
  • 04.20.15 Sen. McConnell's call to ignore Clean Power Plan not gaining traction
  • 04.20.15 Report: Oregon, Washington solar markets will boom this year
  • 04.20.15 Chicago's First "Community Solar Gardens" May Be On Their Way 
  • 04.20.15 ABB commissions HVDC converter station connecting Mozambique and S. Africa
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  • 04.17.15 Storage May Become an Important Part of Europe’s Plan to Integrate Regional Grids   
  • 04.17.15 Why renewables growth rates don't matter, but regulations do 
  • 04.17.15 Folsom Labs, Solar Design Software Startup, Lands $1M in Angel Funding
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  • 04.16.15 PacifiCorp could absorb California solar excess
  • 04.16.15 Apple and SunPower to Build 40MW of PV solar in China 
  • 04.16.15 Siemens fires up France-Spain HVDC transmission link 
  • 04.16.15 Carbon dioxide triggered ancient mass die-off 
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  • 04.15.15 California Turning to Solar Amid Decade-Low Hydropower   
  • 04.15.15 Maryland lawmakers send community solar bills to governor
  • 04.15.15 Global Respondents Say Electricity System Can be 70 Percent Renewable by 2050
  • 04.15.15 Is Jim Rogers Out of Touch With Utility Transformation? 
  • 04.15.15 Oncor microgrid gives a peek into the future of distributed energy 
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  • 04.14.15 Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp considers joining California ISO  
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  • 04.13.15 NRDC: Low-income Americans will benefit most from Clean Power Plan
  • 04.13.15 Gallup: Public support waning for nuclear, coal power 
  • 04.13.15 The Spherical Sun Power Generator
  • 04.10.15 ABB Wins $900 Million Order to Connect Norwegian and German Power Grids   
  • 04.10.15 SunEdison signs 3 PPAs with Pacificorp for 262 MW of Utah solar  
  • 04.09.15 ABB wins $100 million+ deal to strengthen transmission grid in China  
  • 04.09.15 Mitsubishi Electric Powers Toda America’s San Francisco Headquarters with Solar   
  • 04.09.15 How utilities can use solar to build new business models
  • 04.09.15 How Wellinghoff, Rabago, and other grid reformers would design their own electricity markets 
  • 04.07.15 Report: ‘Load Defection’ from Customer-Owned Solar and Batteries is Already Here
  • 04.07.15 Report: The way we power our homes may be on the verge of a major change
  • 04.07.15 Ballard Power Demonstrates World's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tram
  • 04.07.15 Sunvault Energy Graphene-Based Supercapacitor Will Compete with Tesla Battery Plans
  • 04.06.15 Duke Energy Florida proposes 500 MW of utility-scale solar   
  • 04.03.15 The Standards-Based Microgrid Meets the Industrial Internet of Things   
  • 04.03.15 Obama wants to train 75,000 new solar workers by 2020
  • 04.03.15 APS Proposes $21 Monthly Fee for Residential PV, Launches Home Energy Storage Pilot
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  • 04.01.15 The Future of the Electric Car  
  • 04.01.15 China plans massive solar power station in space by 2050
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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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