A Chicago nonprofit is launching a new service to help low-income customers better manage their energy use.
The Illinois Attorney General’s office doesn’t like a proposal by state regulators to let utilities recover the cost of software services that could help unlock the energy savings potential of smart meters.
Nikola Tesla gave us the electric motor, long-distance electricity transmission, radio, robots, and remote control. Perhaps less well known is that he also was a clean-energy pioneer.
States could encourage investment in smart-grid apps and software by changing rules that reward spending on capital instead of services.
Blockchain – the digital code that is used to create cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin – could also play a role in advancing clean energy, according to a growing number of researchers and entrepreneurs.