Google Breaks Ground in Demand Response

So you just installed a Nest Learning Thermostat, one of the most popular smart thermostats on the market.  You synced it with your smart phone and tablet, and now you’re…

Your BMW is the Answer to Grid Instability

Electric vehicles are being introduced with all the bells and whistles: impeccable safety features, back-up cameras, autopilot, and of course, remarkable efficiency.  But there is one additional feature that will…

Objections to Demand Response are Ludicrous

Demand response is making national news thanks to some disconcerted utilities and a New Mexico senator. Utilities, including FirstEnergy and several New England generators, are petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory…

How to Cut the Carbon Footprint of Your Office

“Carbon footprint” seems to be one of those buzzwords we’ve been seeing all over the internet lately.  We read about the terrible effects our carbon footprints have on the environment…

ComEd to Begin Residential Demand Response in 2015

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) is officially enrolling customers in its residential demand response program.  By volunteering to reduce electricity consumption during specified peak hours, ComEd customers will earn a $1 bill…

Manufacturers Gear Up for More Energy Efficiency

The Better Plants Program recently recognized eleven manufacturers for their efforts in reducing energy consumption. The energy-efficiency based government initiative enrolls businesses that commit to reducing their energy intensity by…