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Hurricane Disasters and Debris: Don’t Let Renewable Fuel Go to Waste

The smart grid can usher in a whole new way of interacting with the electricity system. When storms knock down wires, smart sensors can detect and isolate the problem without us noticing. Or, if we’re feeling especially ambitious, we can program our electric vehicle to automatically charge when electricity prices are low. To do this, the smart grid requires a robust communications network.

The Porsche 918 Spyder PHEV

At RMI we love cold beer, hot showers, and fast cars—so long as they are enjoyed responsibly. That’s why we were so intrigued to see the leaked copy of the brochure for the new Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid. It’s a story of a car that gets the best of both worlds. Seventy-eight mpg is enough to impress even the most hypermiling hybrid car owner, and nearly 800 horsepower under the hood would excite every car enthusiast I know.

Can You Hear Me Now?

The smart grid can usher in a whole new way of interacting with the electricity system. When storms knock down wires, smart sensors can detect and isolate the problem without us noticing. Or, if we’re feeling especially ambitious, we can program our electric vehicle to automatically charge when electricity prices are low. To do this, the smart grid requires a robust communications network.

The New Build Solar Opportunity

Originally published on Greenbiz.com. As many Americans who bought a home in the mid 2000s might remember, it was generally very good business to buy and live in a home, “flip it,” move, and get a predictable double-digit return on investment.

Discovering “Green Gold” in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, like cities across the nation, faces the challenge of reducing resource use and saving taxpayer dollars. The retrofit of the Indianapolis City-County Building provided the spark for the mayor and city staff to begin the process of comprehensively addressing energy use across the entire Indianapolis municipal building portfolio.