- United Nations climate talks in Lima concluded last night with an agreement that plots a path towards next year’s global negotiations in Paris, but without mentioning energy or renewable power. The agreement was widely criticised by campaigners for failing to commit to action on climate change. [reNews]
- UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei says OPEC will not cut its output or hold an emergency meeting even if oil prices fall as low as $40 a barrel. Some oil ministers have said that the organization has no fear of oil prices falling to that level amid a price war with Russia and high-cost US shale producers. [Press TV]
- Innovations already at work in some modern buildings provide a networked ecosystem of “intelligent” building equipment and devices. Beyond the “Wow!” factor and the large-scale benefits to our planet, green and smart building technologies are changing the way we live and work, creating business in the process. [TechCrunch]
- Iberdrola Engineering and Construction has been hired to build a combined-cycle gas turbine electric generating plant in Salem, Massachusetts. Iberdrola Engineering will build the new 674-MW facility on a small portion of a 65-acre waterfront site now occupied by a decommissioned coal-and-oil-fired generating plant. [PennEnergy]
- In Australia, Reposit Power says new technology will allow households and businesses to “buy low and sell high,” giving power customers who have solar and storage new possibilities by allowing them to maximize their earnings on the market. Equipment is being installed in six homes in Canberra to test the system. [RenewEconomy]
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