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The Microgrid States: Who’s Who among Them? (Part 2)

If you’re wondering how quickly the US will adopt microgrids, watch the states. Their policies will make it easier – or not – for utilities and independent developers to install microgrids. About half dozen states are leading.  Here's how some are moving forward with microgrids. Massachusetts Massachusetts took its first big step toward … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: New Motor Efficiency Standards, DOE Money, ThinkEco, EnerNOC, Philips, Desso and More

The US Department of Energy proposed new motor efficiency standards just in time for Thanksgiving.  This is something to feast on, says Andrew deLaski of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project in his blog.  Power motors are responsible for about half of the electricity used by U.S. industry. The proposed standards are expected to save … [Read more...]