Tag: smart grid

Can smarter storage solve our energy woes? | Ensia

A new generation of technology focuses on supplying a midsize dollop of power exactly when and where it’s needed most. Largely out of sight, tucked into building basements and stashed in garages, a new generation of energy storage technology is…

Making cities sustainability centerpieces | GreenBiz

At the heart of GreenBiz’s VERGE initiative is the thesis that the coming together of economic and technological factors is driving innovation. During a lunch session as part of the VERGE DC event, we focused on how cities are emerging…

Building Efficiency, Batteries Drive Johnson Controls’ Record Growth | Global CCS Institute

Green is proving to be a good bet for Johnson Controls, Inc. Despite the anemic condition of its two key markets — automotive and construction — JCI recently announced record sales and profits for 2011. And the record run will continue…

Cisco Quietly Shuts Down Building Energy Management Program | GreenBiz

Another one bites the dust. At the end of June, the names Google PowerMeter and Microsoft Hohm were chiseled on the grave marker of casualties in the race to build smart grid-linked software and gizmos. To this list of famous fallen, Cisco Systems adds…

Review: Revenge of the Electric Car | OnEarth

Chris Paine’s 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? arrived with perfect timing, capturing the country’s collective frustration with sky-high energy prices as well as our growing disenchantment with the automotive alternatives on offer. Let’s hope his sequel, Revenge of the Electric Car,…

Is the US Losing the Leading Role in Smart Grid? | GreenBiz

When the World Economic Forum and Accenture launched their latest look at global progress of smart grid technology, the authors selected Tianjian, China, for the debut. It wasn’t until nearly two months later that the analysis, “Accelerating Successful Smart Grid Pilots (pdf),” was formally unveiled…