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Why Smart Meters Will Never Gain Mass Use

Seyi Fabode | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

Utilities, smart meter manufacturing companies and the government all tout the need for implementation of smart meters and smart metering equipment. Unfortunately these initiatives are bound to fail for two reasons.

Are Smart Meters Worth It?

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Public Service Commission is investigating the use of "smart meter" technology by utilities in the state. The commissi...

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More U.S....

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's '...

Deregulation, the Forsaken Panacea for Climate Change

Sunil Sharan | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

America is stuck. Yet deregulation, a concept all but renounced by the country a decade back in the wake of California's energy crisis, holds the potential to unlock the gates to climatic heaven.

Betting Smartly on the Smart Grid

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

With a complete makeover for the U.S. energy grid projected to cost $165 billion, it is imperative that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocations are made judiciously.

Earth Day 2010: Unwired & Proud

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Spalter

Let's say you left on a week's vacation and forgot to turn off the AC or water heater. No problem: There are smartphone apps for different mobile operating systems that let you turn off (or on) the heating.

Green News Report -- April 6, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! Welcome aboard to our latest new affili...

Wake up, South Asia, and Smell the Carbon

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

Climate change was the purported theme of the just-concluded summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Thimpu, Bhutan. Instead an Indo-Pakistan rapprochement hijacked the agenda.

Smart Grid: Classic Struggle of Reward vs. Risk

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

The transition to the "Smart Grid" holds great promise for consumers, such as lowered energy costs, increased use of "green" technology and improved security from malicious hacking and outages.

Closing the Climate Change Accounting Loophole -- With a Billboard

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mindy S. Lubber

Flashy billboards are usually not my thing, but it's hard not to be grabbed by the 67-by-32-foot billboard unveiled today outside New York City's Penn Station.

Smart Energy Meters In Every UK Home By 2020

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UK Government Reveals Ambitious Smart Meter Plans The European Union has already made moves to mandate smart meters, but now the Guardian tells us tha...

Obama's Got It Right on Smart Meters

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It is a device that gives real-time, highly specific information about how much electricity your home or office is using at any given time, so you can asses your own energy use.