The adage of "the way we've always done it" needs to fall by the wayside. Putting public investment into infrastructure is how we got paved roads 100 years ago and interstates 60 years ago.
Global trends make it clear that the Next Big Thing isn’t any single thing at all. Instead, the future is about open innovation and integration of elements across the entire energy supply chain.
From distributed homes in Cambridge, Mass. and Cambridge, England, inBalance Research is joining Y Combinator as it looks to accelerate its business as the oracle for independent energy providers, uti
It’s becoming harder for the U.S. to ignore the very real effects of global climate change — and despite the efforts of naysayers, it’s not a push to renewables that’s to blame
If the portfolio of a corporate venture capital firm can be taken as a signal for the strategic priorities of their parent companies, then National Grid has high hopes for automation as the future of
UPDATE: This story has been updated to indicate that there is no disclosed investment figure for the Future Energy Ventures ongoing investment activity. E.ON and its subsidiaries have invested in 60 c
Part of the goal of the Internet of Things, if we must continue calling it that, is improved efficiency for our newly intelligent appliances. But we could effect that in a much simpler way by passing
The October anniversary of Hurricane Sandy -- which knocked out power in over 8,100,000 homes in 17 states and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history -- has served as an opportunity to ref
San Jose-based Varentec, a company that builds power management and monitoring solutions for the electric grid, today announced the close of an $8 million Series B round of funding from Bill Gates and
<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0013/6353/136353v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Greenvity, a startup that makes "system on a chip" (SOC) technology for use in smart
<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,
<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0013/5463/135463v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> Toshiba — the diversified tech company best known for its consumer electronics, lig
<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0013/1816/131816v2-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot1"></img> A New York research firm that turns massive amounts of data into streamlined informat
<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0007/4759/74759v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> On Tuesday, a San Diego-based startup <a href="http://www.grid2home.com/products.html"
<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0010/6232/106232v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWER) — a large manufacturer of power inverters for the ren
<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/2824/2824v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> A new <a href="http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1344781/000134478111000001/xslFormDX0
<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0011/6737/116737v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"><img> A Pennsylvania startup Viridity Energy drew a series B investment of $14 million from
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/ge-nucleus.jpg"> In an effort to push the limits of home energy efficiency, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/general-electric">Gene
<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
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/cleantechipos.jpg" alt="" /> Clean technology remains one of the hottest areas of venture funding. In the second quarter, cleantech venture