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Opower Takes Top Rank for Home Energy Management Providers

Delivering solar power to homes is crucial for building out a green infrastructure that slashes emissions to beat back climate change. But getting renewable energy to the home is only half the battle. Efficiently managing how we use (and abuse) our sun’s daily largesse is just as important.

Arlington-headquartered Opower is the best of the bunch, [...]

Can Rewiring the Home for DC Power Increase Solar Adoption?

AC/DC evidently can just get along, long after Thomas Edison and Nikolai Tesla’s bitter war over standards favoring alternating current (AC) vs. direct current (DC) electricity in the early 20th century. Inside our solar homes, businesses and universities, to be exact.

That’s the plan and the party line for the public-private EMerge Alliance, whose DC Power [...]

The Winners and Losers in U.S. Energy Efficiency Rankings

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s state energy efficiency scorecard is out, and the winners remains winners while the losers are losing [...]

Home-Automation Tech Neurio Promises a Smart, Efficient Home

For all the hype, smart housing is still in search of greater data integration and analysis. Enter Neurio, an impressive home automation Kickstarter project that’s kicking the butt of its original goal of $95,000: With just under 24 hours to go in its funding cycle, Neurio has raised more than C$235,000 already. The enthusiasm is [...]

Five Ways Elon Musk's Future Industries Could Change the World

Tesla Motors, SolarCity and more are already helping save us all from a cli-fi [...]

Here Comes the Sun Journo!

Image: NASA/SDO/AIA/Goddard Space Flight Center. August prominence from our Sun, another reminder that our light bulb in the sky will daily gift us with necessary and abundant solar power for another few billion years — before it annihilates us from 93 million miles away.

Both Red States and Blue Must Bleed Green

Here’s a refresher on the realities of recent green blooms in red states and blue, including some who may be worse polluters than you [...]

Catch A (Fierce Green) Fire, You Will Get Learned