How Saving Energy Boosts Local Economies

We spend a lot on energy, about $5000 - $7000 per year per household. What would happen if we saved a modest amount? It turns out that our high spending on energy use at the household level, creates high city-wide energy spending, and so even a modest level of savings -- say just 5% -- can create a...

Behavioral Energy Efficiency Proves Effective for the Air Force

As a technology company striving to advance peoples’ understanding of their energy use, we love the opportunity to highlight the achievements of our partners as they work to reduce energy consumption (with our software of course!)

Big Shifts, Tough Tradeoffs

WattzOn was started to bring attention to the consumer’s role in energy use. Saul Griffith, one of the founders, has minutely analyzed his life and shown us where the average American can easily cut down on energy use…. and where the stumbling blocks are. With all of his best intentions, he...

The Utility Bill -- Friend or Foe?

Do you read your utility bill carefully? What do you learn? “Not very much,” says a study released last week by the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The authors conclude that there is a missed opportunity to communicate clearly and with focus to residential consumers.

Actions Speak Louder than Governments

If you logged in to WattzOn today, you probably noticed that your total power footprint is significantly smaller and that your data (profile) page looks very different than last week. We really wanted to improve the accessibility and usability of your energy consumption data - and we've made some...

Smart Meter, Meet the Smart Grid

In my prior post, I wrote about the smart grid. Here's a quick bit about how Smart Meters play a role. As I mentioned before, the Smart Meter provides communications to the power plant; the plant can learn if you're getting the proper voltage, and also how much you're using at the moment. But, this...

   

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