We have the technology, today, to make our power grid more sustainable, cleaner, more robust and more reliable just by replacing old-fashioned metering with “smart-metering” and agreeing to pay homeowners who generate electricity.
Here are a few smart home automation gadgets that have become relatively common place, and a few things that we can expect in the future.
Branded as smarter capitalism, the Petition for a Green Recovery seeks a new kind of environmental policy to green America. Using financial incentives, this idea plans to create a marketplace that takes into account environmental and social costs while increasing the green jobs sector.
This one policy makes it much easier to pay for a solar or wind-electric system, but not every state offers it.
Midwest Living designers give the Smart Home at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry a green makeover that features zero-VOC paint, furniture made from recycled steel and reclaimed wood, and other planet-friendly home decor.
Find out what different states are doing to promote power from renewable sources, including solar and wind energy.
Despite utility opposition, key policy drives rapid expansion of rooftop solar.
A beginning urban farmer grows nothing without a smartphone.
Companies launch demonstration site to illustrate the consumer and utility benefits of a BMW electric vehicle in a Smart Energy Home powered by Tendril Connect(TM) cloud platform.
Home design apps for smart phones and iPads make visualizing your dream home even easier.
A year-long study in Oklahoma found that consumers who used energy-tracking technology and pricing plans that let them analyze their usage can cut their consumption in half.
Consumers are intrigued by smart grid technology, but they need a lot more information and better tools before they'll participate.
NXP's wifi light bulb would allow homeowners to turn LED and compact fluorescent lights on and off from anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device. Some say it's the first step toward building "smart" computer-controlled homes. Do we need this?
There are many ways we can conserve energy, and be more eco-friendly, especially with the advancements that technology is making every day.
Here are seven devices that will help you conserve energy in your home, and maybe even help make our world livable again.
With the Smart ForTwo electric drive, Smart is underlining its pioneering role on the road to attractive individual mobility with no local emissions in cities and urban areas.
Only 43 percent of Americans know what smart grid technology is, and of those, 70 percent don’t really understand how it works, according to a survey released today.
The 651 Project has been established to assist students Nationwide in their pursuit of agricultural skills and knowledge.
The sustainability of one’s home depends as much (if not more) on its location as on how the house is built. If you’re looking to buy land or to buy (or rent) a house, consider the following sustainability criteria when comparing property locations.