Oracle scoops up cloud utilities solution Opower for $532 million

Last week Oracle bought Textura for $663 million, giving the database giant a vertical construction solution in the cloud. Today it bought Opower for $532 million giving it a vertical utilities cloud

Could Efficiency 2.0 Eclipse Solar? CEO Tom Scarmellino Thinks So (TCTV)

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/tc-tom-scarmellino-efficiency2-0.png" class="shot2"/> The founder of Efficiency 2.0, Tom Scarmellino, sat down with TechCrunchTV this

Survey: 36% Of U.S. Adults "Not Concerned" With Electronics Power Consumption

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/tc-powerplant-cc-blatantworld.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Adults in the U.S. could use a little more education on economics and physics,

Recyclebank's CEO Jonathan Hsu On New Site, Rewarding Green Behavior Beyond The Bin

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0004/3266/43266v3-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> <a href="http://www.recyclebank.com/">Recyclebank</a> — a loyalty rewards program th

OPower Gets $50 Million To Drive Energy Efficiency Via Peer Pressure

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0005/6342/56342v3-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> The Arlington, Va. clean tech startup, OPower, closed a $50 million series C investmen

GE Invests In Makers Of Solar-Powered Air Conditioners, And Eleven Others

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0009/3279/93279v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> At a conference held by General Electric (GE) this morning in New York, <a href="https

eMeter Smart Grid Software Company Raises $12.5 Million

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-15.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" /> Smart Grid management software producer <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/emete

OPower to Expand to West Coast, Names iLike Founder Hadi Partovi to Advisory Board

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/opower-logo.png"> Energy efficiency tracking company <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/opower">OPOWER</a> added <a href="http://www.