27 Oct '11, 6pm

Meet the Change Makers: Can You Green Me Now?

Meet the Change Makers: Can You Green Me Now?

Checking industry claims with NRDC's sustainability experts In the realm of sustainability, it’s common for companies to point to future green goals, whether reduced emissions or planned product lines. This can make assessing their eco-progress more of an art than a science. Consider Verizon’s big green bet on the smart grid, the next frontier in telcos’ efforts to shape the energy impact of their customers. The need to wirelessly link digital power meters and smart appliances to the grid promises huge energy savings. Verizon, like its peers, is tackling this opportunity, but it stands out with ambitious goals to operate smart grid applications on behalf of utilities, relying on its deep expertise with data centers and complex wireless transactions. "Digitizing the grid holds enormous opportunity," says NRDC’s smart grid expert Samir Succar , "but it remains to be seen if ...

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