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Lithium-ion batteries have the lion’s share of the stationary battery storage market, giving many manufacturers the opportunity to realize economies of scale, but on the flipside, makes it that much harder for new technologies to gain a foothold in the market.

So far this year, at least two battery manufacturers working on novel technologies have declared bankruptcy.

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/alevos-bankruptcy-illustrates-the-pitfalls-newcomers-face-in-energy-storag/503148/

Energy efficiency – doing more with less energy – benefits you, your country, and the world. The benefits of energy efficiency are numerous. But the top five reasons that people, companies and governments choose to use energy more efficiently are: 

  1. Energy efficiency saves you money.
  2. Energy efficiency improves the economy.
  3. Energy efficiency is good for the environment.
  4. Energy efficiency improves national security.
  5. Energy efficiency enhances quality of life.

These reasons are in no particular order because each person's priorities are unique. Read on to see which reasons to be "EE" are most important to you.

http://ase.org/resources/top-5-reasons-be-energy-efficient?utm_content=buffer91952&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

When was the Energiewende born? Lots of dates are tossed around, but one German press report argues that it all started today 30 years ago, when a test wind farm was connected to the grid. Craig Morris says it’s as good a starting point as any for Germany’s energy transition, but the project really launched the global wind power sector. In 2015, Germany’s Öko-Institut announced that the Energiewende had turned 35. Two years later, we read that it is now 30 (in German). It seems, to paraphrase a famous saying, that reports of the Energiewende’s birth are greatly exaggerated.

https://energytransition.org/2017/08/the-modern-wind-sector-and-the-energiewende-turns-30-today/#more-15623

 

California continues to lead the country in adoption rates for cars that plug in, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. The state offers numerous local and statewide incentives, and many utility companies reward customers for choosing an electric car over a fossil-fuel powered vehicle. Combined, it's made for a very electric-car friendly environment, and sales results have reflected that since the first modern electric cars were delivered there in December 2010.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1112251_electric-cars-now-5-percent-of-california-new-car-sales-report?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cada vez es más común ver análisis y artículos que advierten sobre el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en el empleo. Los hay desde los apocalípticos que afirman que los robots -ya sean las grandes maquinarias de la industria o simples cajeros automáticos- provocarán la pérdida de miles de puestos de trabajo; hasta los que sostienen que, aunque la automatización puede afectar ciertas tareas, este nuevo escenario implicará un cambio en la adquisición de habilidades y en lo que se enseña para adaptarse a las nuevas demandas del mercado laboral.

Pero, ¿cómo se prepara América Latina para hacer frente a este escenario?

http://www.bancomundial.org/es/news/feature/2017/07/11/robotizacion-mercado-trabajo?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_ES_EXT

Energy Observer funciona como un sistema de red inteligente flotante, que absorberá energía solar, eólica y de las olas. Este buque científico experimental viajará por todo el mundo durante seis años, navegando por 50 países y haciendo escala en 101 puertos. A la cabeza del Energy Observer están Victorien Erussard, regatista en alta mar y oficial de la marina mercante, y Jérôme Delafosse, explorador y director de documentales. El proyecto está patrocinado por el Ministerio de Transición Ecológica y Solidaria de Francia, y Florence Lambert, director del CEA-Liten (Laboratoire d’Innovation pour les Technologies des Energies nouvelles et les Nanomatériaux). El Energy Observer pasará por Cherbourg, del 26 de agosto al 3 de septiembre, Nantes, del 9 al 17 de septiembre, Burdeos, a finales de septiembre, Marsella, en octubre, Toulon, en noviembre, y Mónaco, en diciembre. La embarcación viajará entonces por todo el Mediterráneo antes de poner rumbo al norte de Europa en su próximo tramo.

https://www.energias-renovables.com/movilidad/el-primer-barco-movido-solo-por-hidrogeno-20170825

The Home Depot last week said that it will use power purchase agreements to lease rooftop space for 50 of its stores. The company is working with Tesla and GE subsidiary Current on the project. Store locations are in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/08/home-depot-to-lease-50-store-rooftops-for-solar-power.html?utm_content=buffer938b7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

California-based Romeo Power, a startup energy storage manufacturer expected to begin shipping products next year, has secured $30 million in seed financing. Founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Apple, Amazon and Samsung, the company will develop lithium-ion battery packs for electric vehicle and stationary storage applications. The company began sales this year and has logged $65 million in initial orders for 2018. It is developing a manufacturing facility near downtown Los Angeles.

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/battery-storage-startup-romeo-power-secures-30m-in-seed-funding/503488/

El comercio electrónico en el país ahora será monitoreado oficialmente. Este fue el anuncio que brindó la alianza tripartita conformada por el Ministerio de las TIC, la Cámara Colombiana de Comercio Electrónico (CCCE) y la Red Nacional Académica de Tecnología Avanzada (Renata) al referirse al lanzamiento del 1er Observatorio de Comercio Electrónico en el país.

Según lo comunicado a este medio, uno de los principales objetivos que tiene el observatorio es que todas las personas vinculadas al sector mipyme puedan tomar decisiones apoyadas y sustentadas en reportes e informes confiables, todo esto con base en el análisis de los datos brindados por este observatorio. 

http://www.dinero.com/empresas/articulo/nuevo-observatorio-de-comercio-electronico-en-colombia/248912