Smart Grid savings – it doesn’t have to be complicated

April 10th, 2014

What’s a major obstacle to wider smart grid adoption? Consumer education. Yes, there’s ample information available online, but few programs break smart grid technology down into plain English. Enter the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) and their no-nonsense educational site: WhatIsSmartGrid.Org. The site not only serves up Smart Grid 101 and local energy resources, but […]


The impact of ageing business models and the impact of renewables.

April 10th, 2014

Europe’s 10 largest utilities have gone from generating 100% of Europe’s power to just over 58%. An increasing number of consumers have become prosumers, generating their own power. Cheap solar technology and installations, as well as governmental support of renewables, has driven the growth of self generation. Of this 58%, only 4% is derived from […]


The best recipe for clean air: energy efficiency

April 10th, 2014

A new tool  released today by ACEEE may provide the secret ingredient for achieving emissions reductions that can appeal to even the most finicky tastes. Energy efficiency has repeatedly been touted as the least-cost, most rapidly deployable mechanism for reducing energy consumption and improving air quality. Twenty-six states already have in place some form of […]


Scenarios for the development of smart grids in the UK

April 10th, 2014

Smart Grids (SGs) offer clear potential to contribute to a number of UK policy goals including the transition to a low-carbon economy, energy security and affordability. SGs could do this by transforming the ways we produce, deliver and consume energy. SGs could even change our conception of these services. As yet, there is little in-depth […]