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Video: engaging the consumer
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Home energy audit blower.
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that communication style is key to getting people to make significant home energy improvements.
Date: 10/04/2010
Moon
The Ontario government has asked nickel-mining company XStrada to operate its mines at night in order to minimize peak energy demand during the day. The government is providing incentives through price structures that discount off-peak energy.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: News
This post details the many ways in which energy is wasted by industries in the U.S.--and what can happen when they turn that waste into an energy source.
Date: 08/09/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
According to several solar-industry experts, the solar industry has been underestimated by the federal government and not given sufficient incentives.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Rep. Ed Markey discusses the Cash for Clunkers program, which aims to create economic stimulus by having consumers trade in gas guzzlers for more energy efficient models.
Date: 07/31/2009
Type: Blog
California has become the US solar hub due to decades of successfully implementing incentives to assist residents and utilities install solar and to promote solar companies to manufacture in the state.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The US Government is investing heavily in energy programs to reward energy efficiency at a homeowner level and these programs are likely to grow.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: News
The US and China are exploring whether a top-down or bottom-up approach works best in growing an alternative energy industry. The US taking the bottom-up approach is focused on creating incentives for energy start-ups.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
California uses significantly less energy per capita than the rest of the US because of incentives implemented by the state.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Utilities

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