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.

Powering Buildings — A Tale of Two Paradigms

"The [2012] survey showed a massive increase [in data center power requirements] over the last twelve months of 63.3% globally to 38 gigawatts (GW) with a further 17% forecast for 2013."  DatacenterDynamics 2012 survey Imagine what might happen when real growth returns.

The Efficiency Wall and the Future of the Internet’s Energy Cost

“As the use of the Internet continues to grow and massive computing facilities are demanding that performance keep doubling, devoting corresponding increases in the nation’s electrical energy capacity to computing may become too expensive.” [National Academy of Sciences] A central tenet of nearly all Internet energy forecasts is that there will continue to be improvements…