Items tagged with Energy Policy

Google wants to empower you with the knowledge of how your home appliances consume power. Combining grassroots efforts, "policy advocacy," "developing consumer tools, and even investing in smart grid companies," Google is looking to find ways to make consumers more informed about how they consume power. With this knowledge, Google hopes that people will use the information to find ways to cut back on their energy consumption in order to save money and lower their carbon emissions. Much of Google's efforts in this arena center around putting "real-time energy information" into the hands of consumers and utilities, with the creation and implementation of "smart grids" and "smart meters." Smart... Read more...