Posts Tagged Energy

IBM’s SmarterCities for a Smarter Planet

September 9, 2009

Last week, some key people from IBM’s Smarter Cities Program sat down with reporters and bloggers from NYC to explain what they do and what they are about.  The video below comes from an impromptu interview with Robert Morris,  the Vice President of Services Research.  (Apologies for the background noise; we were at the US […]

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Toward a Solar Powered NYC, This Weekend on Gov. Island

August 6, 2009
Toward a Solar Powered NYC, This Weekend on Gov. Island

When people talk about productive urban solar power installations, I tend to think of the sun drenched cities of the South: Phoenix, Albuquerque or even Miami.  Their cool and cloudy cousins further north seem to be unlikely candidates for major solar energy infrastructure (especially with summers like the one we’re experiencing in New York!). However, […]

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Solar Ivy: an Interesting Way to Generate Energy from Sunlight and Wind

July 2, 2009
Solar Ivy: an Interesting Way to Generate Energy from Sunlight and Wind

“Solar Ivy (or SMIT Grow) is a spectacular system of thin, fluttering solar panels that generate energy by sparkling in the sunlight. The wind and solar power generating photovoltaic leaves can be easily integrated on the side of a building to produce energy. The concept, designed by Brooklyn based SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology), consists […]

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New York to Benefit from Most Weatherization Money

April 30, 2009

And Most Efficiency Related Jobs? Thanks to our old housing stock, hot summers, and cold winters, New York State will be the beneficiary of a nice chunk of money for home weatherization, specifically for low income residents. We are the recipients of more money than any other state, coming from the $5 billion that the […]

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Killing Watts (and Saving Dollars)

March 31, 2009
Killing Watts (and Saving Dollars)

Thor Ritz, here with another Tuesday post. Last week’s venture to Las Vegas was exhausting! Upon returning to NYC all I wanted to do was hunker down indoors and catch up on all the school work I’d let pile up while out west. Like any dutiful college student, though, I was able to find something […]

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