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Sustainability in Paradise 2: Here’s the Plan

July 23, 2013
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Sustainability in Paradise 2: Here’s the Plan

Larry Ellison's vision for a sustainable island of Lana'i, Hawaii, includes solar-powered desalination, hydro power, microgrids, a solar farm, EVs and more.

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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

June 26, 2013
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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

Did you hear that U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Climate Action Plan on Tuesday? It’s a sort-of aggressive plan that was sort-of big news, though still probably off the radar or considered trivial for most Americans. Yet it could and should have lasting and positive effects for the green tech and energy efficiency...

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Sustainability in Hawaiian Paradise: Is It Possible?

May 28, 2013
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Sustainability in Hawaiian Paradise: Is It Possible?

Is Larry Ellison's plans to turn the Hawaiian island of Lana'i into a sustainable tech lab ... er ... sustainable? Tommy Kissell of Eco High Fidelity takes a peek on a recent trip. Lucky guy.

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Highlights from Smart Energy Summit Available

May 2, 2013
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Highlights from Smart Energy Summit Available

If you missed research firm Parks Associates’ annual Smart Energy Summit back in February, you can catch up on the details with a summary released by the company, as well as some video interviews of key executives who were present, such as keynoters Roy Perry of Alarm.com and Ted Reguly of San Diego Gas...

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ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

April 30, 2013
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ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

The much-ballyhooed ZigBee Smart Energy Protocol (SEP) 2 has finally been completed and ratified, and the standard is available for download. We could even see devices with SEP 2 by the end of the year and availability in 2014. “The technical work is done, and it’s up to companies to determine what they’re going...

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ZigBee IP: Smart Grid, Meet the Internet of Things

April 4, 2013
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ZigBee IP: Smart Grid, Meet the Internet of Things

There has been a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but how important is it to energy efficiency? The new ZigBee IP standard for wireless RF mesh networking gives us a glimpse at how the smart grid and the Internet of Things can come together to enhance energy efficiency. ZigBee IP is...

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HEMs Market Has Potential, But Remains Largely Untapped

February 7, 2013
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HEMs Market Has Potential, But Remains Largely Untapped

This is no surprise: A new research brief from Pike Research states a clear, yet unrealized potential for home energy management (HEM) systems from broadband service providers. Service providers such as ADT, Comcast, Verizon, Vivint, Alarm.com  and others offer limited home control capabilities along with security and other features, including some energy management of...

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How Big a Deal is Ford’s MyEnergi Lifestyle Collaborative?

January 28, 2013
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How Big a Deal is Ford’s MyEnergi Lifestyle Collaborative?

What’s really up with Ford’s MyEnergi Lifestyle collaboration of electric vehicle (EV), solar and smart appliances that was so highly touted at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month? GreenTech Advocates has been interviewing the participants, and we’ve found out a bunch of cool stuff about the program, some of which was not initially...

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For Smart Grid Success, Look to Oklahoma

January 21, 2013
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For Smart Grid Success, Look to Oklahoma

One of the best places to look for how smart-grid energy efficiency can be achieved on scale is Oklahoma. Yes, the land of abundant gas fracking and climate change denier Sen. James Inhofe has become a model for successful smart grid deployment. The environmental stuff doesn’t matter, because customers of Oklahoma Gas & Electric...

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Smart Grid Survey Shows Need for Efficiency, but Lack of Awareness

January 16, 2013
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Smart Grid Survey Shows Need for Efficiency, but Lack of Awareness

It’s more good news/bad news for utilities rolling out smart grid programs. According to new survey by Pike Research, consumers are concerned about their electricity usage, but are not always willing to adopt new products and services that can help them curb their electricity consumption. Smart grid and smart meter favorability is up, but...

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