The Next Generation: Smartwatches and Wearable Computers

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMAside from medical alerts, the market for smartwatches and wearable computers is limited at the present. The screens are “too small,” the batteries need frequent recharging  and there is not much that appeals to the average consumer. Cosmin Laslau, of Lux Research, Inc believes that is going to change.
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HERO PACE Reaches San Diego, Moving Into Most of California

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMA little more than two years since it was launched in Riverside County, the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Financing program is on the verge of an expansion that will make it available to 70% of California’s population.
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San Diego Homeowner Grills Soitec over Omissions from Solar Project’s Water estimate

This story is part of a joint investigation with East County Magazine

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMYesterday, we reported how three authorities state Soitec’s consultant is wrong, Boulevard does not possess enough water for their proposed solar project.  Now a video from the February 6  community meeting, at Boulevard, reveals that Soitec’s consultant, Dudek, recently underestimated the amount of water needed at SDG&E recent ECO substation project by  more than three times what would be the final total. (The original estimate was 30 million gallons and the actual amount was closer to 100 million gallons.) Dudek is also alleged to have seriously underestimated the amount of water needed for the  Ocotillo Wind Project . If this is true, how can  we assume that Dudek’s estimates for the Boulevard project are correct?
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Colorado Should Add the “People” to Private-Public-Partnerships

The ECOreport publishes a white paper: Why Colorado Should Add the “People” to Private-Public-Partnerships

By Ken Beital

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMNote: due to time urgency this critical public policy white paper is being released as a work in progress. While every attempt at accuracy has been made, the white paper is not perfect and will be corrected with the assistance of peer review. 

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