Microgrids Create a Second Shift for School Buses after they Deliver the Kids

Imagine community microgrids with electric school buses that don't just shuttle kids, but act as appliances. And not just any appliances, but ones that keep the power on in schools so that they can serve as emergency shelters during a disaster. That’s the kind of analysis going on within the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, a non-profit … [Read more...]

How Washington, D.C. Is Overcoming the Great Energy Efficiency Dilemma

It is hard to see the business sense in asking a company to sell less of its product. Yet, that is pretty much how the US handles energy efficiency. Call it the great dilemma of energy efficiency: Utilities make their profits selling energy. Government asks them to sell less to achieve state energy efficiency goals. “You are asking a for-profit … [Read more...]