• Google Energy's First Purchase: 20 Years of Wind Power

    Google Energy today announced an agreement to purchase 114 megawatts of wind power capacity per year for 20 years at a set price from an Iowa wind farm owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources. A Google company spokesperson Jamie Yood noted, “This is the first contract for Google Energy. We plan on exploring other opportunities to provide our data centers with environmentally… Read More

  • AlertMe revamps home energy kit, iPhone app on its way (screen shots)

    AlertMe, the home energy monitoring service, is revamping its home energy kit and accompanying web service, and will launch a rather neat looking iPhone app this July. The UK company sells a home energy kit that lets users measure and track their home’s energy use online by retrofitting hardware similar to so-called ’smart meters’. The service also ties into Google… Read More

  • Ex-Tiscali boss takes the helm at home energy monitoring service AlertMe

    [UK] AlertMe, the Cambridge-based home energy monitoring service, has hired ex-Tiscali UK boss Mary Turner as its new CEO. Turner ran the ISP’s UK business from 2001 where she took the company from less than half a million dial-up customers to the third largest DSL provider in Britain with revenues of €608m in 2008, according to the press release. She also oversaw the acquisitions… Read More

  • Just in time for Copenhagen, AlertMe launches Swingometer

    [UK] Timed perfectly to coincide with the Copenhagen Climate Summit, AlertMe has launched the Swingometer, a very simple visualisation tool that gives an overview of its customers’ home energy use. The UK company sells a home energy kit and accompanying subscription-based web service that lets users measure and track their home’s energy use online by retrofitting hardware similar… Read More

  • UK launch for Google Powermeter via AlertMe – but please don't tweet your light switch

    Google Powermeter, the search giant’s home energy monitoring tool, has launched in the UK today. While the environment stands to benefit – research shows that when users have access to detailed information about their energy use, household energy bills are reduced by up to 10% – Cambridge, UK-based AlertMe should also do quite well out of this. The VC-backed company has… Read More