Back in 1989, nearly 55,000 utility customers were still without has service a week after the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged a wide area. PG&E credits the smart grid for facilitating prompt service restoral after the most recent quake.
How High Can They Go? Are you ready to change the wind turbine paradigm? Flying electric generators harness jet stream winds at 15,000 ft, routing power through a ground tether. The machines proposed by this Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers paper handle high power density winds, and are theoretically capable of delivering a constant 30 MW to the grid.
Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy.
The city of Knoxville is in the running for a $5 million prize that could be applied to public and community efforts to reduce energy consumption. Watch the video about this in the link below, then post comments, suggestions, questions, etc. as a response to this post.
Wearable technology devices are arguably one of the most interesting advances in the past few years. While the format is not there yet, and most wearable devices are abandoned within a short amount of time by their users, the more unobtrusive and low maintenance devices may start catching on soon. Here's an interesting article about some of the most recent advances: