20 Apr '11, 5pm

Can Smart Grid Improvements Lower Power Bills by 30 Percent?: Texas, the United Kingdom and other jurisdiction...

Can Smart Grid Improvements Lower Power Bills by 30 Percent?: Texas, the United Kingdom and other jurisdiction...

Texas, the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions where the power market has been opened to retailers assert that the market system lowers power prices. But these markets are also masking inefficiencies. The Galvin Electricity Initiative , an organization founded by former Motorola chief Bob Galvin for improving the grid, has rolled out what it calls the Perfect Power Seal of Approval program to rate the various smart grid and efficiency initiatives underway at various utilities. The organization looks at four categories of characteristics -- reliability, consumer empowerment, efficiency/environment and cost -- of a smart grid initiative and then assigns a grade (from zero to 100) to how well it works. Utilities can have all four characteristics rated and shoot for a perfect 400 or ask Galvin to look at one or two. The program has been in soft launch but now will expand. D...

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Wind Power Beats Nuclear Power in Texas

Wind Power Beats Nuclear Power in Texas

cleantechnica.com 21 Apr '11, 7pm

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6 Trends Shaping The Smart Grid #energy #green

6 Trends Shaping The Smart Grid #energy #green

treehugger.com 22 Apr '11, 5pm

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Seizing the Smart Energy Opportunity

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greenbiz.com 18 Apr '11, 12pm

In April 2010, Michael Weinhold, chief technical officer of Siemens’s Energy Sector and an engineer, described to students...

Not Too Smart: Cyber Security Flaws in the Smar...

thedailygreen.com 25 Apr '11, 11am

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Cisco: Network as 4th Utility in Smart Cities

Cisco: Network as 4th Utility in Smart Cities

greentechmedia.com 22 Apr '11, 3pm

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Distributed solar approaches grid parity

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grist.org 21 Apr '11, 8pm

This post originally appeared on Energy Self-Reliant States , a resource of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's New Ru...

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350.org 20 Apr '11, 5pm

AVAAZ, TckTckTck, Oxfam, WWF, Greenpeace Alliance for Climate Education, CYCAN, 1Sky, Energy Action Coalition GetUp!, Indy...

Networked Grid 2011: California’s 2020 Smart Grid Goals: When Senate Bill 17 was signed into law by California...

Networked Grid 2011: California’s 2020 Smart Gr...

greentechmedia.com 25 Apr '11, 11am

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The Networked Grid: Smart Grid Data and Analyti...

greentechmedia.com 28 Apr '11, 6pm

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greentechmedia.com 18 Apr '11, 4pm

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Biofuel from pond scum could replace 17 percent of imported oil

Biofuel from pond scum could replace 17 percent...

grist.org 21 Apr '11, 6pm

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How Much Energy Does it Take to Power the Web's...

environmentalgraffiti.com 21 Apr '11, 9am

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Why Aren’t VCs Investing in the Smart Grid? via...

greentechmedia.com 03 May '11, 3pm

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Can you help translate @billmckibben's #powersh...

350.org 21 Apr '11, 8am

As soon as we heard Bill McKibben's US Power Shift speech this past Saturday we had a hunch folks would find it meaningful...

You have to watch @BillMcKibben’s speech at Power Shift:

You have to watch @BillMcKibben’s speech at Pow...

grist.org 18 Apr '11, 5pm

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