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"Mitä mielipuolisempi Putin, sen parempi"
30.10.2014
Euroopan lämpöpumppuyhdistyksen pääsihteerin Thomas Novakin mukaan Putinin uhittelusta ja Ukrainan sodasta on ollut hyötyä lämpöpumppualalle.

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Lämpöpumppujen yleistyessä kuluttaja voittaa
30.10.2014
Suomen lämpöpumppuala arvioi, että vuonna 2030 lämpöpumpuilla tuotetaan Suomessa kolminkertainen määrä energiaa nykytilanteeseen verrattuna. Konsulttiyhtiö Gaia laski, millaisia vaikutuksia tällä olisi.

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Lämpöpumpuissa on nyt ostajan markkinat
30.10.2014
Nyt kannattaa pyytää tarjouksia ja kilpailuttaa, sanoo alan edustaja. Valtaosa rakentajista valitsee jo maalämmön.

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German Experts Lock Horns over Storage
30.10.2014
Until recently, the going orthodoxy among supporters of Germany’s Energiewende, or clean energy transition, was that storage capacity for electricity was vital to expanding renewables in Germany’s power supply.

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Could the Upcoming Election Decide Florida’s Renewable Energy Fate?
30.10.2014
As gubernatorial candidate Charlie Christ noted in the recent debate, the corrupting influence of Florida’s electric utilities has blocked efforts to help Florida transition into a fair and free-market renewable energy economy. The impact of this powerful fossil fuel lobby has been demonstrated as they funnel resources to influence the outcome of the Florida governor’s race. Renewable energy, in particular solar energy, will without a doubt have a significantly positive economic impact on Florida’s natural and economic environment. But the first step for the Sunshine State is a changing of the guard in the executive office.

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Shell löysi seuraajan Jorma Ollilalle
30.10.2014
Jorma Ollilan seuraajaksi Shellin hallituksen puheenjohtajaksi on valittu Charles Holliday, joka on aiemmin ollut muun muassa Bank of American ja DuPontin hallituksen puheenjohtaja.

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Helsingin Energia varoittaa virheellisen tiedon levittäjistä
30.10.2014
Jotkut sähköyhtiö Helsingin Energian asiakkaista ovat saaneet puheluita, joissa on esimerkiksi kerrottu Helsingin Energian asiakkuuksien siirtyvän puhelinmyyjän edustamalle yhtiölle.

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Remember Sandy: Two-Year Anniversary
29.10.2014
Two years ago today, Sandy rolled onto New Jersey shores. read more

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PG&E Opens New $28.5 Million State-Of-The-Art Electric Control Center In Fresno
29.10.2014
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, $28.5 million electric distribution control center in Fresno. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Duke Energy Line Workers Win 11 Awards at 2014 International Lineman’s Rodeo
29.10.2014
Duke Energy line workers took home 11 awards at the International Lineman’s Rodeo Oct. 18 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. read more

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Florida Public Service Commission Approves FPL's Request to Reduce 2015 Electric Rates
29.10.2014
The Florida Public Service Commission has approved Florida Power & Light Co.'s (FPL) 2015 rates for fuel and other electric service costs, helping ensure a net decrease in customer bills. read more

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"Veronkorotus voisi sulkea voimaloita Ruotsissa"
29.10.2014
Ruotsin hallitus pohtii veronkorotusta ydinvoimaloille. Ydinvoimayhtiöiden mukaan se saattaa nopeuttaa laitosten alasajoa.

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EU Gears Up for 2030 with More Emissions Reductions
29.10.2014
The European Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, this week released its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate action. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Con Edison Storm Defense System Protects New Yorkers from Future Sandy's
29.10.2014
Con Edison has successfully passed the halfway point in its four-year plan to provide a comprehensive storm defense system to protect New Yorkers from the kinds of widespread infrastructure damage that ravaged the area in 2012 during Superstorm Sandy. read more

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Venäjä ei aio pulittaa 1,9 miljardin Jukos-korvauksia
29.10.2014
Venäjän oikeusministeriö valittaa Euroopan ihmisoikeustuomioistuimen (EIT) Jukos-päätöksestä. Asiasta kertovat venäläiset uutistoimisto Interfax ja Ria Novosti.

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Part 2: SPI 2014 Solar Event Marketing Hits and Misses
29.10.2014
In part 2 of my annual solar event marketing hits and misses, we’ll explore some more specific hits and misses that I found on the Las Vegas SPI show floor. First of all, although final numbers haven’t been released, SPI 2014 seemed to be very well attended. The floor looked crowded and exhibitors that I talked to said that booth traffic was much i

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Are Environmental Regulations Causing US Utility Bills to Surge?
29.10.2014
U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more on natural gas.

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Poor Nations Go for Solar, Wind at Twice the Pace of Rich Ones
29.10.2014
Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded.

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China Racing To Install Wind Power Before Government Subsidies Run Out
29.10.2014
China is on course this year to build four times the total wind power installed in all of Denmark as developers push to build the turbines ahead of cuts to incentives originally designed to spur the industry.

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Norjaa odottaa Nokia-ilmiö
29.10.2014
Norjassa on edessä tuottavuusongelmia, aivan kuin Suomessa Nokian hiipuessa, Handelsbanken kirjoittaa katsauksessaan.

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Old is New Again in the Utility Industry
29.10.2014
What is old and new again? Well, it certainly isn’t me. However, I could write about distribution automation, building energy management systems and automated meter reading existing long before the smart grid moniker was coined. read more

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The Grid Takes Shape
28.10.2014
From telegraph poles to steel structures, the electric utility industry continues to evolve in form and function. read more

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How the Right Kind of Electric Utility Can Increase Solar Energy and Jobs
28.10.2014
You expect to hear solar electricity success stories from places like Austin and Sacramento, but San Antonio? San Antonio's municipal electric utility was seriously considering expanding a nuclear power plant.

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From Ashes to Energy: $1 Billion Alevo Battery Factory Surges On the Scene
28.10.2014
Having worked in stealth mode for the past 10 years, German researchers and serial entrepreneur Jostein Eikeland have developed a new battery chemistry that they claim is non-combustible and highly efficient. The batteries, say Alevo, have at their core a new inorganic electrolyte that eliminates “both the risk of combustion and explosion and massively reduces the debilitating effects of charging cycles.”

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US Solar Boom Boosts European Manufacturers REC and Solarworld
28.10.2014
Solarworld AG and REC Solar ASA are benefiting from a boom in solar-energy installations in the U.S. that outweigh a decline in their European home markets.

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Making the Blade Photoessay: How and Where Wind Turbines Get Their Swoosh
28.10.2014
An industrial wind turbine is a complex machine made up of hundreds of moving parts, but it takes just three of them to make the magic possible: the blades.

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TS: Uuteenkaupunkiin nousee biopolttoöljytehdas
28.10.2014
Suomalainen VG-Shipping rakentaa Uuteenkaupunkiin biopolttoöljytehtaan, Turun Sanomat kirjoittaa.

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Hawaii Electric Light Enacts Lava Flow Plans
27.10.2014
Hawaii Electric Light continues to work closely with Hawaii County Civil Defense and other agencies to monitor and evaluate the lava flow and has put into action the plans that are appropriate for this stage. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Why Is an Island Electric Utility Hindering Incredibly Cost-Effective Solar?
27.10.2014
The Northern Mariana Islands are one of several island U.S. territories, lying three-quarters of the way from Hawai’i to the Philippines. Like most islands, their electricity supply has been almost entirely supplied by diesel-fueled generators, at enormous cost. So why have islanders in the Marianas — such as the residents of Saipan — been struggli

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Brittitutkimus: Riippuvuus venäläiskaasusta voi vähetä
27.10.2014
Baltian ja Kaakkois-Euroopan maat voivat pystyä vähentämään riippuvuuttaan Venäjältä tuotavasta maakaasusta. Brittiläisen Oxfordin energiainstituutin tutkimusten perusteella ne voivat päästä jopa kokonaan eroon venäläiskaasun käytöstä.

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