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As utility and IT companies begin to invest in smart grid technology, many other sectors are trying to find ways to profit from smart grid implementation.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released ranking for the energy efficiency of each state based on utility efficiency programs, building-code policies, and appliance standards.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: Blog
Borrowing
Jesse Jenkins of the Breakthrough Institute makes the case that despite rising deficit concerns and austerity measures, borrowing from the future may still actually be an appropriate way to pay for clean energy innovation today
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: Blog
In response to a new report from the Energy Efficiency Council of Australia, the Infrastructurist blog debates whether the U.S. should be more focused on energy efficiency gains, as opposed to energy alternatives.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Utilities will be hesitant to implement the smart grid since it is an expensive technology and it will reduce their ability to sell their core product, electricity.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Utilities across the country are pulling together proposals for grants for smart grid systems. $4 billion in stimulus funding is reserved for building the smart grid infrastructure.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The smart grid will give utilities data to help them plan for usage and give customers awareness that could incentivize more efficient usage patterns.
Date: 12/17/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Technology for a "smart" electrical grid has been developed. Consumers just have to wait for this research to graduate into products and services.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Raven Window
A new nanomaterial coating from RavenBrick Windows allows windows to regulate the solar energy passing through them in response to outdoor temperatures.
Date: 04/13/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
The solar economy has potential for job creation, but not as much potential as similar industry in developing countries. US solar manufacturers will employ more automated machinery in factory processes due to high labor costs in the US.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog

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