25 Aug '11, 3pm

Utilities need to focus on energy ABCs for customers

Utilities need to focus on energy ABCs for customers

It’s about more than money: The latest survey found that money no longer dominates the decision-making process compared to years prior. Instead, more younger consumers are making choices based on the environment while those over 55 said the health of their national economy was a key motivator. As a result, IBM says, to encourage customers to change their habits, utilities must first recognize that people are motivated not just by money but also by comfort, sustainability, and confidence in their nation’s economic prospects. TMI (as in, “too much information”): While offering consumers more choices is usually considered a good thing, providing too many options can backfire on a utility. The IBM survey found that, in particular, customers under 25 tend to follow the lead of others rather than sort through the options on their own. In fact, they’re two-and-one-half times more...

Full article: http://www.greenbang.com/utilities-need-to-focus-on-energ...

Tweets

Oil Spills and Meltdowns Highlight the Need for Energy Resilience

Oil Spills and Meltdowns Highlight the Need for...

greenbiz.com 25 Aug '11, 12pm

"Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance." - Fritz Reiner After the BP oil spill in the spring of 2010, Presid...

24 governors ask President to focus on wind ene...

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Aug '11, 1pm

A letter from the governors, sent last month to the White House, has since been made public by the Governors Wind Energy C...

The Silent Energy [R]evolution 20 Years in the ...

renewableenergyworld.com 26 Aug '11, 2pm

But despite this impressive development, it is still too early to claim the end of fossil fuel-based power generation. Ove...

Energy storage: why do we need it? The Green Piece.

Energy storage: why do we need it? The Green Pi...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 23 Aug '11, 7am

August 22, 2011. The Green Piece Column. With electric cars inching ever closer to a mainstream reality, questions are rai...

[Daily Blog Reads] i need a social life

[Daily Blog Reads] i need a social life

yinagoh.blogspot.com 06 Sep '11, 5am

yesterday's pilates class was quite killer as usual, i feel sooo lazy today cos i'm aching all over, especially my arms an...

Frazar takes lead as focus turns to Irene:

Frazar takes lead as focus turns to Irene:

golf.com 25 Aug '11, 10pm

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Harrison Frazar is leading The Barclays. All anyone wanted to talk about was Irene. Whatever enthusias...

3 Reasons We Need the New E-Cycling Standards:

3 Reasons We Need the New E-Cycling Standards:

earth911.com 26 Aug '11, 11am

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the vie...

24 Governors Ask Obama to Focus on Wind Energy Deployment

24 Governors Ask Obama to Focus on Wind Energy ...

cleantechnica.com 27 Aug '11, 12am

Establishing a combined intergovernmental state-federal task force on wind energy development to “ensure the Administratio...

Why the Scorching Summer Underlines the Need for a Smart Grid

Why the Scorching Summer Underlines the Need fo...

greenbiz.com 18 Aug '11, 9am

I live in Dallas, TX, and it's been hot this year -- scorching hot -- not unlike many other cities across the U.S. As peop...

Replace Your Fridge with a New Energy Star Model (in 2014): New Energy Star refrigerators will use 25% less elec...

Replace Your Fridge with a New Energy Star Mode...

thedailygreen.com 29 Aug '11, 3pm

When the new standards take effect, an Energy Star refrigerator will save the average household as much as $270 in electri...

IBM Tests If Smart Meters Can Prod Consumers into Using Less Energy

IBM Tests If Smart Meters Can Prod Consumers in...

greenbiz.com 26 Aug '11, 4am

IBM is testing how the smart grid can change consumer behavior with a project letting 1,000 households see real-time, deta...

How to avoid a train wreck: replacing coal with energy efficiency

How to avoid a train wreck: replacing coal with...

grist.org 23 Aug '11, 5am

This post was written by R. Neal Elliott, associate director for research at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient ...

Smart Grid Report Card Finds CA Utilities Barely Average

Smart Grid Report Card Finds CA Utilities Barel...

greenbiz.com 17 Aug '11, 8pm

EDF looked at key components in the utilities' plans: how they intend to empower and engage customers, create platforms fo...

My latest @grist. Along with more markets, we n...

grist.org 26 Aug '11, 6pm

Photo: John C. Abell Earlier this week, I asked the question: How many farmers markets is too many ? On a related note, th...

The roads to our alternative energy future: Fil...

energybulletin.net 24 Aug '11, 10am

Business-as-usual: we'll just keep on going with fossil fuels until we can no longer do so; that is we'll follow the oil d...