Rise of the Machines & the Explosion of Data

“From 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300 … the digital universe will about double every two years.”  “In just four years … the number of … mobile app downloads grew from essentially zero to 60 billion.” Behind it all, generally unnoticed?  The infrastructure that gives apps their smarts?…

Our Gridlocked Grid

New York Post New York and New Jersey should direct their gripes at the right targets: Don’t blame the utilities — think Solyndra. Utilities do what policymakers and regulators tell them to do, which in recent years has been to spend money and time on making electric grids greener, rather than harder to break and…

Energy innovation could rescue California

San Diego Union-Tribune

California venture capitalists and the Obama administration spent, collectively, $30 billion, over the past four years on energy tech investments to replace oil, coal and natural gas. Odds are that won’t happen again.