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Oct 28 2011

Opower, Facebook, NRDC Team Up on Energy Efficiency App

  Just last week, we lamented that Energy Awareness month (that’s going on now, by the way) didn’t do much at all to increase awareness. The critique didn’t offer links to more information, because sending people to clunky government websites is confusing, not enlightening. However, there are companies out there that are looking to empower […]

Aug 16 2011

Schlage Creates Remote Home Management Standard with Lennar Homes Schlage LiNK System enables home control, energy efficiency

CARMEL, Ind., Aug 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Have you ever left on a vacation and wondered “Did I turn up the air conditioner?” or, “Did I remember to lock the front door?” Have you been at the office and wanted to see if your child made it home safely from school? Now, your next […]

Feb 01 2011

Pecan Street Project Goes Live with First Phase of Smart Grid Deployment

Project Achieves Installed Cost per Home Under $350 Contact: Pecan Street Project – Colin Rowan, media@pecanstreetproject.org, (512) 650-4442 Incenergy LLC – Alanna Gino, alanna.gino@incenergy.com, (202) 286-2498 AUSTIN – February 1, 2011 – Pecan Street Project Inc. announced today that it has completed systems installation and has gone live with the first phase of its smart […]

Nov 23 2010

Building a Smart Grid Will Help Recharge Our Nation

Large-scale efforts are underway to modernize the U.S. electric grid by adding high-speed communications and transforming the infrastructure into a “networked grid” or an “internet for energy.” This so-called smart grid will not only bring new communication capabilities to mission-critical grid devices and end-user appliances in order to optimize energy efficiency, reliability and security, but […]

Jul 08 2010

EcoFactor Teams Up With Oncor: EcoFactor will bring its home energy management service to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Forget about empowering the customer with information or tailoring solutions to the individual — EcoFactor wants to do all the work on their end to help homeowners slash their energy use. EcoFactor is taking its award-winning home energy management system to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area by teaming up with Oncor’s “Take A Load Off, […]

Jun 21 2010

Smart Grid Projects Cut Costs for Consumers, Utilities

@Texas Tribune by Kate Galbraith Earlier this month, Leigh Moore sat down at a computer and could see, for the first time, a bar graph of her electricity usage — detailed enough to allow her to pinpoint a 30 percent spike on a day she ran two dryer loads. She usually hung her laundry outside, […]

Apr 16 2010


Plan approved by PUC lets each company put in 500 in an effort to show tangible power savings. Two large electric delivery companies received approval from the Public Utility Commission today to outfit 500 homes each with monitoring devices that will allow them users to see in detail how much power they are consuming in […]

Jan 22 2010

Why The Consumer Will Be King of Home Energy Management in 2010

If 2009 was the year that the smart grid became a hot buzz word and utilities first started to look into energy management devices for their customers, 2010 will be all about how to tackle the emergence of the consumer energy management market. If you need any more proof that home energy management devices and […]

Jan 05 2010

Direct Energy, Gadget Group to Launch Energy Device

While 2009 was the year that startups, smart grid firms and venture capitalists decided to move into the home energy management market, 2010 could be the year that the consumer electronics players make their moves. Energy reseller Direct Energy and a group of gadget heavyweights, including appliance maker Whirlpool, retail group Best Buy, and gadget […]

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  • "In order to meet our goals, we need programs like the TexasIsHot campaign to help change the way people think about energy." - State Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), Chairman of Senate Natural Resources Committee
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  • "If every Texas household adopted just a few of the dozens of energy efficiency strategies referenced on TexasIsHot.org, our air would be cleaner, our limited supply of natural resources would be better protected, and our wallets would be heavier..." Kip Averitt (R-Waco), Former State Senator and Chairman of Senate Committee on Natural Resources
  • ”The TexasIsHot campaign targets an important piece of the clean energy effort -- educating Texans on the way we use electricity and quantifying the financial and environmental costs associated with our use. By just reducing the amount of electricity we use and waste, TexasIsHot.org can show people how to save money..." State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin)
  • "Fluctuating energy costs are really hurting Texas families and businesses, but by just making a few easy changes, Texans can cut down on energy waste. TexasIsHot.org is a tremendous resource which arms consumers with the information they need to save themselves money by becoming more energy efficient, and help our environment." State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston)
  • "Texas is the third fastest growing state in the nation with a net growth of 1,000 people each and every day. This brings many challenges including providing clean and affordable electricity. That is why I'm excited about TexasIsHot.org. This website is an instructional resource that will help Texans save on their energy bills at home and in the workplace..." State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • "Now, more than ever, Texans need to work together to conserve energy and to make more efficient use of the energy we consume. The TexasIsHot.org website is an extraordinary resource for people who want to save money and help conserve our precious natural resources..." State Rep. Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas)
  • "By partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition we can extend our effort’s reach, leverage our resources, and ensure that Austin’s energy grid continues to be a test-bed for technologies, products, and services that will transform our state’s energy system." Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
  • "The City of Houston is working harder than ever to make Houston green and energy efficient, but we need the help of every citizen. I would encourage everyone to take a moment to explore the TexasIsHot website to learn what we can all do to make Houston, and the rest of Texas, the green and energy efficient example for the rest of the nation." Mayor Annise Parker, Houston
  • "Energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. Partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition will help us educate citizens and local businesses about energy-efficient practices in order to meet our goal of reducing residential and commercial electric use." Gavin Dillingham, Chief of Sustainable Growth – General Services Department, for the City of Houston
  • "We are excited about the new partnership that the City of Corpus Christi has entered into with the TexasIsHot Coalition. TexasIsHot.org provides a platform to educate policy makers, city employees and citizens on how to save money and help the environment by conserving energy..." Mayor Joe Adame, Corpus Christi
  • "I am excited that the City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition and look forward to working with them to help Texans become smarter energy users. Energy efficiency is by far the best way for people to reduce their bills and help the environment, but we need education and outreach to make this happen." State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr (D-Corpus Christi)
  • "Because of its fast growth and hot summers, Texas has to get smarter about energy conservation. I applaud the efforts of Corpus Christi and TexasIsHot to help businesses and residents reap the benefits of increased efficiency." Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • "Energy efficiency is the cleanest, quickest and cheapest way to get smart about energy use, saving both money and the environment. I applaud the TexasIsHot Coalition in their effort to educate Texans about the benefits of energy efficiency..." Luke Metzger, Director, Environment Texas
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