01 Jul '11, 3pm

First Take: Don't Write Off Smart Meters or Plastic Wine Bottles Just Yet

First Take: Don't Write Off Smart Meters or Plastic Wine Bottles Just Yet

• NREL Goes Platinum. A showcase of high-performance sustainable design, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory 's new research support facility in Golden, Colo., has won LEED-Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council's top rating. The H-shaped, net-zero energy building (pictured, left) was completed in June and has been showered design honors. A third wing is scheduled for completion later this year. • Smart Meters Strong in China. Don't tag smart meters as being down for the count yet: Despite Google's misfire in home energy management , the global market continues to be strong, according to a report today from Pike Research . More than 17 million units shipped during the first quarter of this year, with 70 percent of them in China. In the U.S., PG&E, the Northern California utility company, laid out a 20-year, $1.3-billion plan to bring smart grid techno...

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