App Promotes Energy Competition Among Friends and Groups on Facebook

Opower facebook graph comparing home energy use

Opower and NRDC announced a new app that uses smart meter data to let residents compare their energy consumption to that of their friends on Facebook. Initially 16 utilities are participating.

Roosters of the Apocalypse (book review)

The Heartland Institute is distributing a handbook for deniers of global warming. Spoiler alert: The book’s message is to dismantle the EPA.

LEED-Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark

The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned certification in the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The latest addition joins more than 137,000 LEED registered and certified projects, homes, communities and neighborhoods worldwide.

Where’s my Smart Grid?

Electric meter photo on Energy Priorities

The smart grid might not have been the revolution many predicted, but it is happening — gradually.