SmartPlanet stories related to the production and sale of energy from sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources.
Sponsored: By 2030, data centers will represent 12 percent of the total energy use on the planet, but IBM is working to reduce energy consumption by building more energy efficient data centers....
1 | September 24, 2009 9:47am
California utility giant PG&E has made it one of its business goals to invest in clean energy. In the last few years, the company has signed contracts with renewable energy providers in the areas...
August 4, 2008 10:50am
Home energy management systems may finally be heading mainstream. Energy Hub's CEO, Seth Frader-Thompson predicts that every home in the U.S. will utilize some form of energy management within 10...
November 16, 2011 11:05am
Will consumers adopt energy dashboards in their homes? Eric Wesoff, a senior analyst with Greentech Media, takes the contrarian point of view that these devices may not be the wave of the future...
4 | October 12, 2010 3:16pm
At GreenNet 2010 in San Francisco, the two tech giants discuss the future of energy metering in the home and enterprise. Microsoft's Troy Batterberry says its Hohm platform is about addressing...
May 4, 2010 1:28pm
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses how smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could potentially cause disruptive change...
3 | March 27, 2012 1:28pm
Say goodbye to the utility man coming by your house and reading your meter to calculate your energy usage. Raj Vaswani, CTO of Silver Spring Networks and his team are developing new technologies...
2 | July 24, 2009 8:51am
Correspondent Sumi Das looks at how PG&E is working to deliver clean energy to its customers. Innovations include a unique solar installation at the company's headquarters, a hybrid-electric...
1 | March 10, 2008 11:24am
Prefabricated homes conjure up images of uninspired architecture, but Simpatico Homes is constructing sustainable houses out of factory-built modules that are beautifully designed. SmartPlanet's...
3 | January 23, 2012 8:21am
SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Ford exec Dan Kapp about the company's alternative fuels strategy and one of its first EVs to hit the market in 2012, its Ford Focus Electric.
1 | December 21, 2011 3:00pm
Have a foodie on your holiday shopping list? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das shares some great ideas including a magical lid that replaces plastic wrap and a chopping board set that reduces the spread of...
December 15, 2011 9:01am
Ever feel guilty about using foil once and then throwing it in the recycling bin? If you're looking for a better way to wrap up your leftovers, recycled aluminum could be the answer....
4 | November 8, 2011 9:00am
Tired of scratching your head and wondering why your electricity bill is so high every month? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a look at Visible Energy's UFO Power Center, which can help you conserve...
August 10, 2011 5:01pm
Steve Zornetzer, associate director of NASA Ames Research Center, talks about the space agency's plan to design eco-friendly buildings on earth using technologies developed for space exploration....
August 29, 2011 3:32pm
Extending and modernizing an electric grid with renewable energy sources is the key component of a low-carbon energy strategy, says Katharina Reiche, Germany's state secretary for the environment,...
3 | July 13, 2011 12:06pm
Frog was recently tasked with creating a symbol to promote energy consciousness. SmartPlanet correspondent Priya David Clemens visits the design firm's San Francisco offices to learn about the...
5 | September 8, 2011 10:09am
At the GoingGreen Silicon Valley 2010 conference in San Francisco, Morgan Stanley Managing Director and Head of Clean Energy Investment Banking Kevin Genieser, Virgin Green Fund Partner Anup...
2 | October 21, 2010 3:31pm
High oil prices and the BP spill are just two real reminders of how energy dependent we truly are, but tomorrow's solar technology promises cleaner power at lower costs. SmartPlanet correspondent...
3 | January 11, 2011 7:38am
Would you conserve energy if you could monitor your consumption by the hour? Lucid Design Group has developed new software that provides users with instant feedback on how much energy they're...
8 | August 24, 2010 9:02am
The Philadelphia Eagles recently announced plans to power Lincoln Financial Field with renewable energy, including wind, solar and dual-fuel generated electricity. SmartPlanet shows you digital...
2 | December 15, 2010 4:46pm