Northeast US a smart energy testing ground

By Elisa Wood August 19, 2010 Ben Franklin’s saying, “Out of adversity comes opportunity” seems to characterize the energy sector in US Northeast. Electricity rates are among the nation’s highest. Population density leaves scant room for new power plants and transmission lines.  And the region has little indigenous generation fuel. So what’s the … [Read more...]

Smartest smart meter: The gasoline pump?

By Elisa Wood March 18, 2010 Americans do many things well.  These things do not include sacrifice of creature comforts. So it came as a surprise to see US Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash) suggest we can avert 20% of our energy use if we take short “military showers” over 20 weeks. … [Read more...]