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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
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
Opower energy savings
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
PG&E will expand net metering from 2.5 percent of peak demand to 3.5 percent.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
PG&E will offer financial incentives for California data centers that purchase servers that have earned the Energy Star rating.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
PG&E and other utilities are installing thousands of smart meters to monitor household electricity usage and collect data.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News
EU carbon prices have fallen to a six month low after the Copenhagen talks failed to reach a binding agreement. Such low prices delay clean tech investments, particularly by utilities.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers provides an overview of how smart-energy infrastructures are driving new energy sectors and alliances.
Date: 08/03/2010
Type: Report
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
As renewables become a larger scale of energy production, many utilities still do not have a way to accommodate for distributed generation.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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