Posted By: Irina Zerchaninova - Coordinator, The Russian GREENTIE network
On: September 29, 2015
Famous British author, inventor and futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarkes predicted for 2016 the replacement of money by a megawatt-hour universe currency. He was not the first who thought in a similar way. These were Henry Ford (energy-backed money) and Thomas Edison (monetary policy and “energy dollar”).  Modern researchers, particularly,  more...
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Posted By: Fiona Jameson
On: September 22, 2015
Owning a business can be an expensive venture and when you're just starting out as a small business bills for electricity, water, the Internet, phone lines etc. can rack up pretty quickly so it's always a smart idea to try and cut costs wherever you can. After all every little  more...
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Posted By: Scott Tew - Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
On: July 28, 2015
The largest energy consumers in the world are big buildings. Think of the abundance of lighting fixtures, heating/cooling systems, water heating and refrigeration units demanded of these large buildings and the resulting energy used to power these services over a vast amount of space. The floor space and sheer number  more...
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Posted By: Udi Merhav - CEO & Founder, energyOrbit
On: July 21, 2015
The rise of connected consumer electronic devices in this “Internet of Things” era continues to surge and is opening market opportunities for midstream energy efficiency. Over the last few years, retailers (the midstream market), electronics manufacturers (the upstream market) and the utility sector have developed models of collaboration to achieve  more...
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Posted By: Eran Eshed - Co-Founder & VP Marketing, Altair Semiconductor
On: July 8, 2015
Just a few years ago, the concept of a smart city—or one that uses wireless technology to increase communication between various sectors, city planners and consumers—seemed like it was light years away from becoming a reality. Things have certainly changed. A recent report from Gartner shows the smart city movement,  more...
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Posted By: Corrie Bastian - Multi-Family Project Coordinator, Center for Energy and Environment
On: July 1, 2015
Did you know that 8.5% of U.S. residents live in large multifamily buildings with 20 or more units? Despite the large number of U.S. households in multifamily buildings, energy efficiency is often overlooked in this sector. And it can be tricky to address, largely because multifamily building characteristics vary drastically  more...
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Posted By: Charlie Hewitt - Principal, Sarsen Energy Group
On: May 15, 2015
Discussions on distributed generation and energy storage seem to dominate the home energy forums.  Declining rooftop photovoltaic prices and emerging home-scale battery technologies make for great headlines and bold predictions.  Naturally, this subject brings up myriad polarizing issues including net metering, property taxes, and government subsidies.  With these issues taking  more...
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Posted By: Rick Barnett - Consultant, Green Builder
On: May 12, 2015
Untitled Document Continuing from previous posts about possible over-crediting for estimated energy savings, I’ve taken a closer look at the method used by regulatory agencies to approve customer-funded efficiency programs. Intertwined with a long-standing flow of public dollars to promote energy conservation, many US utilities include efficiency in their customer-funded  more...
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Posted By: Mallory Sass - Solutions Marketing Manager, Utility Demand Side Management, Nexant
On: April 29, 2015
Streamlining how utilities conduct energy assessments is valuable in itself, but the often overlooked yet extremely valuable piece of an energy assessment is actually the data collected during the audit. This is the pot of gold for the utility as it helps demystify their customer base and provides deep visibility  more...
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Posted By: Essie Snell
On: April 28, 2015
The home energy management (HEM) market—made up of systems of smart, networked devices that can dynamically adjust energy use within a home—has been evolving dramatically. A number of analysts are now forecasting rapid growth over the next several years that could turn HEM into a multibillion-dollar industry by 2020. Although  more...
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