Hydropower Blog Posts

Steven Corneli - October 15, 2014

We Can Do Better: The Unintended Consequences of EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

Most people agree that it is time to seriously reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG).  EPA is actually required by law to reduce power and industrial GHG emissions in the...

Victor Cardona - October 10, 2014

New York-A hot bed of energy storage

The Albany Business Review has done a special issue on the energy storage industry in New York.   The highlights range from the NY BEST Commercialization Center  to GE's new fuel Cell...

John Farrell - October 09, 2014

Local, Lower Prices, 33 Percent Renewable — Sonoma Clean (Community) Power Has Launched

Starting this May, 20,000 Sonoma County, CA, electricity customers are getting renewable power at a lower cost than from their previous electric utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. The...

Victor Cardona - October 08, 2014

NY versus MA in Tech? Cleantech? Who wins?

New York Tech versus Massachusetts Tech. Who wins?  Unlike the Yankees and Red Sox this fall, this competition continues.    According to the Business Review and CB Insights, New York's...

IP Focus: PTO's AFP Extended - Useful or Another Acronym to Remember?

The US patent office has extended its After Final Pilot (AFP)  program for another year. This program is designed to facilitate communication between patent applicants and Patent Office...

geoAMPS - September 26, 2014

Reasons for solar energy's growth

The cost of solar power has dropped significantly in recent years. Between 1977 and 2013, the overall cost associated with solar power plummeted an amazing 99 percent. There are several...

Jonathan Doochin - September 11, 2014

2030 Outlook: A Trillion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout for Electrical Utilities

After bailing out Wall Street in 2008, are Americans ready to provide a one trillion dollar bailout to our electric utilities in 2030?  Even though worldwide demand for energy is estimated...

Victor Cardona - September 03, 2014

IP focus:Do I need to use a trademark to reserve it with the trademark office?

The trademark system is a use based system such that to have any rights use must be made of a mark in commerce in connection with the sale of goods or services.  For goods , such as...

IP Focus: Think Twice Trolls: the Supreme Court makes it easier to obtain attorney’s fees for frivolous infringement suits

The number of lawsuits concerning patents continues to skyrocket.  A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP revealed that between the years 1991 and 2013 the number of patent-related...

John Farrell - August 25, 2014

One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today

It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33...

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