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Microsoft goes green: data centers, offices to be carbon neutral come July

Google and Cisco Have Best 2013 Energy Records, Says Greenpeace

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The tech companies with the strongest recent records on energy are Google and Cisco, according to an annual ranking released by Greenpeace today. Greenpeace praised Google and SoftBank for their energy investments (Google has funded $1 billion in clean energy projects since 2010) and legislative advocacy. Cisco won praise for...
Google and Cisco Have Best 2013 Energy Records, Says Greenpeace

Nest, Now Working With Utility Companies, Will Pay You to Meter the A/C This Summer

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Nest Labs, the Bay Area-based startup that has made thermostats cool,* is promising to send you a check this summer if you’ll just keep your excessive air conditioning usage in check. Yup, an actual check, ranging from $20 to $60. You just have to have a Nest. And sign up...
Nest, Now Working With Utility Companies, Will Pay You to Meter the A/C This Summer

Why energy monitoring is not as hard as you think and can pay off in the long term

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The home of the future might still be a retrofuturist’s dream but there are tools available today that are starting to help us toward a smart home, even if we don’t have a spaceport outside like the Jetsons. Home energy monitoring might not sound like the sexiest proposition for a...
Why energy monitoring is not as hard as you think and can pay off in the long term

Honeywell debuts color-customizable Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

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Honeywell today announced the Prestige 2.0 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, a networked thermostat that allows design-focused homeowners to customize the display to match or accent existing home decor. In addition, the Honeywell thermostat offers Wi-Fi connectivity that allows consumers to regulate energy usage and home comfort through a smartphone....    ...
Honeywell debuts color-customizable Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
How Facebook could change the game for sustainability
Cornell’s Tech Campus Poaches UCLA’s Deborah Estrin for Its Technologist Dream Team
AutoGrid pulls in $9M to turn 'big data' into an energy source

"Green Button" Open Data Just Created an App Market for 27M US Homes

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Earlier this year, influential venture capitalist Fred Wilson encouraged entrepreneurs and VCs to get behind open data. Writing on his widely read blog, Wilson urged developers to adopt the Green Button, the project that former United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra launched in 2011 to unleash energy data. Today,...
"Green Button" Open Data Just Created an App Market for 27M US Homes
Sony developing authenticating power outlets: pay-to-charge on the way?
Cloud: Rackspace Loads Covered Wagon With Servers, Heads For Oregon
Fitbit doubles down on mobile health with Zip and One trackers

Why Nest Founders Tony Fadell And Matt Rogers Left Apple To Build A Thermostat

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This is what happens when two guys who helped develop iPods and iPhones decide to make a thermostat. In the 35 years since a cardigan-clad Jimmy Carter called on America to turn down the thermostat, the technology behind household climate control hasn’t changed much. Sure, there were some incremental improvements,...
Why Nest Founders Tony Fadell And Matt Rogers Left Apple To Build A Thermostat
Intel steps it up on mobiles, gets Jelly Bean on its chips
Opower embraces big data to lower your utility bills

C3 raising more money for energy data plans

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How much does one startup need to sell software to manage utilities’ energy data? For Thomas Siebel’s C3, it turns out, a good deal. According to a filing C3 has raised another $15 million of a planned $30 million round, adding millions to the now about $60 million we estimate...
C3 raising more money for energy data plans

Green Blog: On Facebook, Some Friendly Energy Rivalry

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A new app will allow 20 million households served by 16 utilities across the nation to post their energy usage on Facebook pages and invite friends to share their information, too....
Green Blog: On Facebook, Some Friendly Energy Rivalry

Microsoft's "88 Acres" broadens the landscape for corporate storytelling

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This interactive online story, 88 Acres, looks at first glance like it comes from big independent news site — unfolding over multiple chapters, with graphics, video interviews and a character-driven storyline. The presentation style is reminiscent of Snow Fall, the epic feature published last year by the New York Times. In...
Microsoft's "88 Acres" broadens the landscape for corporate storytelling

Greenpeace Under Fire Again After Regrading of Apple's Data Center Energy Plans

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Earlier this year, environmental activist group Greenpeace made waves with a report taking Apple and other companies to task for not doing enough to eliminate the use of dirty coal-sourced power at their data centers. Apple quickly responded at the time to note that Greenpeace had greatly overestimated the power...
Greenpeace Under Fire Again After Regrading of Apple's Data Center Energy Plans

Nest Acquires MyEnergy To Boost Its Home Energy Management Tools

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Nest proved that energy monitoring can be tantalizing. And it’s about to get even better. The company just announced that it has acquired MyEnergy to further enhance its suite of monitoring tools. Terms of deal were not released. Originally called Earth Aid, the startup launched its online dashboard in 2009...
Nest Acquires MyEnergy To Boost Its Home Energy Management Tools
Asus brings 4K to your desktop with massive 31.5" 3840×2160 monitor

Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

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Matt Rogers is the Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest and brought his latest thermostat – a steel-clad beauty with improved design and sensor placement – to our stage at CES 2013. This year at Nest has been full of changes. The company launched a new version in...
Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works
Nest goes big in Texas with utility distribution deal
How a console firmware update could make a small dent in our energy problem

Smart meter rollout delayed for year amid energy firm caution

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Government postpones £11bn rollout of new household gas and electricity meters as suppliers work on 'smooth' switchoverIn the latest reverse on energy policy the government has been forced to delay the introduction of household smart energy meters by at least a year.Smart meters, which are billed as a way to...
Smart meter rollout delayed for year amid energy firm caution

Data-driven, green building design nets Sefaira $10.8 million

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Designing zero-energy buildings, or retrofitting old ones,  isn’t easy. Each combination of building strategies like renewable energy usage, insulation type and window design results in different energy, water and carbon consumption benefits and construction and operating costs. Building designers need to quantify and compare the various options. Sefaira just landed a...
Data-driven, green building design nets Sefaira $10.8 million

Nest Labs, Amid Lawsuit, Turns Up the Heat on Its Thermostat

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Nest, the Palo Alto-based start-up that made the thermostat cool with its Nest Learning Thermostat, is making its first significant update to the device since its launch last fall. The thermostat, which works with an app on the iPhone, Android phone or desktop PC, now comes with an updated 10-day...
Nest Labs, Amid Lawsuit, Turns Up the Heat on Its Thermostat

This small plug and your smartphone could save you electricity

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MeterPlug, a small connected device for electrical outlets, is the latest new project to help consumers learn about their electricity consumption. The plug acts a pass through between any electrical appliance and an outlet, measuring real-time energy usage and recording it over time. Best of all, it adds a little...
This small plug and your smartphone could save you electricity
Nest Labs acquires MyEnergy to help more folks track energy consumption
Facebook app promotes energy conservation with peer pressure
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