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UPS Installs New Solar Power Projects; JustGreen Joins Green Wizard to Offer New App for Green Power Credits.


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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

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TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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Republicans and Obama Agree on One Thing: Time to Export Oil

Republicans and Obama Agree on One Thing: Time to Export Oil

TheStreet (May 15, 2014) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, appointed by President Barrack Obama, earlier this week makes a comment that marks a significant shift in the administration's energy policy. "The nature of the oil we're producing may not be well-matched to our current refinery capacity," Moniz said. MLV & Co. E&P analyst Chad Mabry tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that this is a key change in rhetoric by the president's cabinet, but he doubts anything will happen in 2014, an election year. Mabry also points out that U.S. energy companies have workaround ways to deliver energy products abroad. Video provided by TheStreet
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Launch Control 14: The Grand Finale

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Driving Sports (Oct. 31, 2013) — The Final Showdown between Higgins and Blockensauce comes down to the final round of the 2013 Rally America Championship: the Lake Superior Performance Rally in Houghton, Michigan. It's an epic 21-minute finale you won't forget.
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