EPA: energy efficiency benefits economy and environment

The convergence of several factors is making energy efficiency more attractive than ever, including a recovering economy, aging energy infrastructure, and new clean air requirements, according to a recent report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). “The U.S. is poised to make a major transition from dirty, outdated, and wasteful energy…

Green Button expands to Pepco, other utilities

The White House driven Green Button initiative that launched last month in California is now expanding to other utilities across the country, including Pepco in the Washington D.C. area, according to a recent article by Jeff St. John on GreenTech Media. Supported by smart meter hardware and software developer Aclara, the Green Button will also…

Simple Energy SXSW Party, Powered by TechStars

If you’ll be at South by Southwest Interactive this year, make sure to get your ticket for the coolest party in Austin: TechStars Invades SXSW 2012, co-sponsored by a bunch of the hottest startups around including Simple Energy. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now before it’s too late! The party starts at 8pm…

Smart grid consumer benefits not just about money

A recent Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative study shows that consumers are interested in many smart grid benefits not associated with cost savings, such as availability of near real-time energy use information and integrating more renewable energy sources. “We found that the most commonly-discussed benefits like cost saving and greater power reliability, while important, represent only a…