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Utilities and energy efficiency service companies that automatically enroll customers in efficiency programs with an option to "opt-out" see much higher participation rates (and hence, greater efficiency savings) than companies that require consumers to "opt-in."
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
OPower's 3 channel approach to energy efficiency.
A new software service from OPower based on behavioral psychology encourages consumers to reduce their power consumption and can result in energy savings of up to 3.5 percent.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced a study looking at available renewable energy sources and potential of all 50 states. Economic and market constraints will ultimately determine which renewable methods might be used.
Date: 08/08/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Green Economy blogger Jeremy Gross discusses current smart grid trends.
Date: 07/07/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
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UC Santa Barbara professor Igor Mezic along with Yoshihiko Susuki from Kyoto University can predict future massive instabilities in the power grid and make power outages a thing of the past.
Date: 12/13/2013
Type: News
Tags: UCSB
Studies suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with storage capacity can outperform solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
Date: 01/03/2013
Type: Article
New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that coal-fired electricity generation and its associated greenhouse gases were on the raise at the end of 2012.
Date: 04/02/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
More utilities are seeking funding from the Department of Energy to begin implementing a smart grid to make consumers more aware of the energy they use.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
The Mississippi Public Service Commissioner approved Conservation Rule 29 that requires gas and electric utilities to implement energy efficiency programs and standards.
Date: 07/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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