What can a smart home do for you? [Infographic]
May 15, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
Forgot to turn off the lights? Tired of always adjusting the theromstat? The automated home has you covered.
Nest Learning Thermostat taps into grid with regional utility partnerships
April 22, 2013, 6:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In an effort to alleviate the risk of summertime brownouts and help homeowners save precious cash, Nest Labs partners with a handful of utility companies for a pair of energy-saving services.
To cut L.A. traffic woes, city installs synchronized traffic lights
April 3, 2013, 2:48 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Los Angeles is aiming for a 20 percent improvement in its legendarily bad traffic with smart lights that work together. Other cities are doing this kind of thing, too, with dedicated busways, improved biking lanes and cellphone incentives for taking transit.
The energy-hungry house: Why and how energy use is so high today
January 24, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
The picture of U.S. energy usage has changed dramatically over the years. So where does all of that juice go?
Infographic: The hidden cost of household gadgets
September 26, 2011, 10:21 a.m.
Electricity consumption is already higher than ever, and experts say it will only continue to rise. What are the long-term implications for your wallet?
How a New Mexico wildlife refuge ended up with an electric bill of $0
June 29, 2011, 1:54 p.m. by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The 57,000-acre San Andres Refuge, which works to restore desert bighorn sheep, launched its quest for energy independence in 2005 and has implemented several significant energy-saving practices since.
Verizon Wireless and the environment
March 14, 2011, 4:34 p.m.
Company is venturing into smart grid technology in a big way in Charlotte.
Researchers predict 359,000 plug-in electric vehicles by 2017
February 11, 2011, 1:27 p.m. by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
A new forecast from Pike Research says California and New York will be the most popular states for PEV sales.