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Oracle's "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities" Report: Smart Grids Increase Utilities' Data Collection 180x

July 11, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Today Oracle announced the results of the "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Plans and Preparedness for the Data Deluge" research report, which surveyed 151 North American senior-level executives at utilities with smart meter programs in place to gauge: Perceptions…

Costly Infrastructure Upgrades Could Ease Wind Storm Recovery

July 5, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy

In the aftermath of violent storms that knocked out power to millions from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, sweltering residents and elected officials…

Will 2012 Be the Summer of Smart Grid to the Rescue?

July 4, 2012 - in Energy

From heat waves and thunderstorms to worker lockouts and emergency nuclear plant shutdowns, the summer of 2012 is shaping up to be a tough one for U.S.…

IBM’s Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help…

IBM's Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help…

New York State Provides Grants for Regional Sustainable Plans

June 27, 2012 - in Energy, Planning, Projects

New York has provided communities with $10 million in funds statewide to pay for the creation of regional plans to promote sustainable development. The Cleaner, Greener Communities program is a $100 million competitive grant program from the New York State…

Lucid Honored at Rio+20 Conference for Building Energy Efficiency Solutions

June 21, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy, Facility Management

Last night, sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: the launch of Sustainia100. Lucid, innovator and pioneer provider of real-time feedback technology…

Volvo Unveils Future Technology, Including Electric and Sentient Trucks

  Volvo has unveiled a new website to highlight the technology that their engineers are working on for the future of transportation and urban life. Among the advancement in the transportation sector are hybrid electric trucks, fully electric buses and…

IBM Smarter Cities Technology Helps NYC Envision Solar Energy Leadership

June 7, 2012 - in Energy, Projects, Smart Cities

IBM is helping New York City (NYC) become a global leader in urban solar energy market analysis and sustainability through an innovative agreement with CUNY Ventures, a City University of New York (CUNY) Economic Development Corporation entity. The goal of…

Echelon Refines The Smart Meter As Grid Sensor

June 7, 2012 - in Energy

Smart meters aren't just remote-controlled utility cash registers. They can also be valuable sensors for utilities, telling them about voltage, frequency, power factor and other such data that's needed to manage the modern power grid. There's a catch, however…