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2010-02-27 07:46:26

In order to save energy, consumers need to be able to obtain up-to-date information at any time about the energy consumption of their appliances, and be able to control them while away from home. In Hall 9, Booth B36 at CeBIT, Fraunhofer scientists unveil two applications that help consumers manage their power use. "Smart meters" "“ intelligent devices to measure consumption "“ make it possible to read and control power consumption, even of private households, while away from the...

2010-02-17 13:51:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Faronics and the Climate Savers Computing Initiative announce the release of the Power Management Systems Design Guide that addresses general design principles for making power management faster and more reliable. Climate Savers Computing is a global nonprofit committed to reducing IT related energy consumption. The Power Management Systems Design Guide, available at www.climatesaverscomputing.org, addresses specific reliability challenges of...

2010-01-11 08:24:00

LONDON, January 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world took a big step closer today to a green and more sustainable communications future with the launch of Green Touch(TM), a global consortium organized by Bell Labs whose goal is to create the technologies needed to make communications networks 1000 times more energy efficient than they are today. A thousand-fold reduction is roughly equivalent to being able to power the world's communications networks, including the Internet, for...

2009-12-01 09:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced the appointment of John Schinter as AT&T's first director of energy. Schinter, who has twenty-five years' experience in environmental sustainability and integrated energy services, will oversee AT&T's company-wide energy management efforts across all energy-consuming business units, drive comprehensive programs to reduce energy consumption and direct AT&T's energy purchasing strategies. Schinter will join...

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2009-11-23 08:50:00

Theory also says energy conservation doesn't help In a provocative new study, a University of Utah scientist argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions "“ the major cause of global warming "“ cannot be stabilized unless the world's economy collapses or society builds the equivalent of one new nuclear power plant each day. "It looks unlikely that there will be any substantial near-term departure from recently observed acceleration in carbon dioxide emission rates," says the new...

2009-11-05 13:55:14

Improving awareness of electricity consumption Carnegie Mellon University's Lucio Soibelman, H. Scott Matthews and Jose M.F. Moura received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to identify inexpensive ways to track energy consumption in buildings. Bosch Research and Technology Center North America (Bosch RTC-NA), the R&D arm of the global automotive, industrial, consumer goods and building technology supplier, will assist with the broad-based project...

2009-10-13 12:23:00

DUBAI, UAE, October 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Controls Systems LLC, the leading global automation Company, has announced the launch of a range of Smart Energy Meters. With the Pacific Controls smart metering technology, Home & Building owners will be able to monitor how much energy individual devices use. The newly launched device range is part of Pacific Control's offerings in its Green Home, Green Building Automation and Smart Grid segments of the market. (Photo:...

2009-10-06 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's world, consumers are looking to save money and become more responsible for themselves and the environment. Simple steps to reduce energy consumption can equate to savings in the bank as well as savings of precious natural resources. To provide consumers the tools needed to make decisions with economic and environmental benefits, ZiptoGreen has created a consumer friendly website that aggregates a multitude of information on energy efficiency...

2009-09-21 08:00:00

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Consert today announced the completion of smart grid pilot project installations with nearly 100 commercial and residential participants partnering with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission (FPWC) in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The pilot has helped local businesses and residents actively participate in the monitoring and control of their energy usage with savings of up to 40 percent. (Logo:...

2009-07-30 12:30:00

Most Studies For and Against Greenhouse Gas Reductions Are Misreading the Historical Record on Energy Efficiency; Study Proposes "Diagnostic Review" for More Accurate Gauging of Climate Legislation's Impact. WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The good news is that most economists - including both critics and supporters of climate and energy legislation -- are getting it wrong today when it comes to forecasting the impact of reducing greenhouse gases on the U.S. economy,...


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