DC microgrid and nanogrid: the next big thing in the energy sector


The following entry is a guest post from Rajendra Singh, the D. Houser Banks Professor at the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director Center for Silicon Nanoelectronics at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. He can be contacted at [email protected].

5 simple cost-effective ways to reduce your energy bills


The following entry is a guest post from Ryan Devvin. He is a writer based in the UK, with a keen interest in being green on a budget. His main passion lies in maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle in the home.

Smart home devices take over CES 2014 show


The Internet of Things is taking another step forward with home appliances communicating with Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones. From refrigerators to door locks, spectators witnessed the new technological advances at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

GTLG partners debut new products at CES 2014


Last week, several of our partners debuted new energy-efficient products at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The annual Consumer Electronics Association show is the place to introduce new products coming in the new year.

Set-top box industry revises voluntary agreement


From the Netflix streaming device to the satellite TV box, set-top boxes are more widely used than ever. Their main purpose: to deliver rich images to our TV sets. For 2014, the set-top box industry and federal government has approved a revised version of the voluntary agreement on energy efficiency standards.

Energy efficiency defining home security automation

The following entry is a guest post from Stacey Waxman. She is a tree-hugging freelance writer, who can be found typing away on her laptop in cold Cleveland, Ohio. She welcomes your feedback via email.

Ring in the New Year with eco-resolutions

The following entry is a guest post from Paul Batistelli. He freelances in the energy field for the promotion of a greener society and energy means. He works to raise awareness on ecological issues, energy dependency, and reducing carbon footprints. On Twitter: @PaulBatistelli.

Thinking green with smart home gift ideas

The following entry is a guest post from Skylar Michelle James. She is a woman who loves technology. Currently, she is a graduate student in the Boston area, and she’s writing her thesis on the Internet Philosophy. Much of her focus is on the future of Internet. When she is not studying, she is freelance […]

Consumers don’t want to pay for pricey smart thermostats, survey says

Consumer interest in energy-saving technologies like smart meters, smart thermostats, and demand-response services hasn’t changed much in the last year, according to a new report from Navigant Consulting. And consumers aren’t willing to pay over $100 for a smart thermostat though they believe the savings will be high.

The environmental impacts of Christmas trees

‘Tis the season for over 94 million American households to display a Christmas tree, according to the American Christmas Tree Association. More people are trying to be environmentally aware, so which Christmas tree is the best: real or fake?