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Huge copper mine goes off the grid

+34-27   Increasingly it is big business that is taking a leaf from the off-grid philosophy. Australia’s largest integrated off-the-grid solar power system will be up and running in 2016 at a copper mine in remote Western Australia. The 10.6 million … Continued

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S Korea testing energy independence

+4-2   SEOUL JUNE 2ND – South Korea may have found an answer to its problems of energy shortages and an unstable power supply on an energy-independent island off the south coast, which could also help with its fight against climate … Continued

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Fort Knox Army base goes fully off the power grid

+10-8   The First US Army base in the Continental USA to go completely off the grid has been announced, with huge cost savings. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for May 6 at Ft. Knox, KY, to celebrate the installation’s “complete … Continued

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The Coming of Post-Industrial Society

00   In 1973, the American sociologist Daniel Bell, in his book, The Coming of the Post Industrial Society predicted that advanced societies would change from being based on manufacturing of goods to ones in which knowledge workers would occupy a … Continued

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Microgrid trade fair, Barcelona

+1-1   (PRWEB) – Microgrid technology developers and business leaders from around the world will gather in Barcelona, Spain, May 19-21, 2015, for the Microgrid World Congress (http://www.microgridworldcongress.com). Through a series of in-depth presentations and discussion sessions, expert speakers representing a … Continued

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2015 – the year of antitech backlash

+6-5   Government spying, corporate prying, virtual sex, so-called freinds you never met …no wonder we are sick of it. A London PR agency says this year people will forsake gadgets, social networks and other technology in favour of the simple … Continued

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Motley Fool says bet on off-grid energy

00   Investor’s tip sheet, The Motley Fool – advises readers to “Keep an eye on [the off-gird] space, you might be “cutting the cord” sooner than you think. Which could turn the power industry on its head.” There’s something going … Continued

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Mobile Nuclear inevitable

00   Mobile nuclear power generators could become a viable energy source in the future. Earlier this week Mississauga, Canada-based Terrestrial Energy signed a collaboration agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which successfully ran a 7.4MW molten salt reactor experiment from … Continued

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BYD gets into V2G

00   The name tells you everything – Chinese vehicle company BYD – it stands for Build Your Dreams – has embraced V2G – Vehicle to Grid – the auto makers’ vision of a future where you drive your car into … Continued

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Kodiak Power pack

00   Going out and about for a few days or living full-time away from Utilities, the Kodiak box from Outdoor Technology is one of the better power sources.