After a slow start, adoption of solutions for reducing residential electricity consumption is expected to accelerate into 2020.
As the global warming debate rages, Heather Clancy chronicles the smart grid, electric vehicles, alternative energy, green IT and other developments shaping the green technology movement.
Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation
Environmental watchdog Greenpeace worries that EPEAT's move to support the emerging systems category will encourage more electronic waste.
What good is all the real-time information being collected about energy consumption if the IT infrastructure doesn't exist to make sense of it?
Priced starting around $45,000 the device from Rosewater Energy is pitched as a complement to solar installations or for places where the grid electricity supply is unreliable.
How much does the environment 'like' this product? PepsiCo's new footprinting tool makes educated guess
The giant food and beverage company is using the same predictive analytics techniques used by companies like Facebook or Netflex to more quickly assess carbon emissions down to the product level.
The Kickstarter campaign for the SunVolt Solar Power Station raised more than $67,000 -- more than double what the company behind it, Gomadic, was seeking.
Developer lends expertise to help conservation group strengthen priorities on the "red list" of threatened plants, fungi and animals -- keeping it updated much more easily.
The new edition is 20 percent thinner than the original and works with 95 percent of all the residential cooling and heating technologies sold in the United States, according to Nest Labs.
As more businesses focus on energy efficiency measures to cut electricity costs, analytics applications and services are emerging to help prioritize.
The energy efficiency of cloud and IT infrastructure is super important for the bottom line, but where electricity is sourced will be scrutinized more closely in the future.