Open energy data makes significant progress with Green Button standard The 2014 Energy Datapalooza focused on the Green Button standard, an EPA proposal to limit carbon emissions, the National Geothermal Data System, privacy concerns about data disclosures, and more. As my iPhone ran out of battery life this week in an auditorium in Washington, D.C.,...

New York Energy Week takes on utility ‘death spiral,’ distributed generation

On the heels of a recent sector-wide downgrade of electric utility bonds, industry experts at New York Energy Week’s Solar Breakfast in New York City on June 17 agreed the continued rollout of distributed generation technologies — importantly, not just photovoltaic solar — offers tremendous opportunities for transformation and growth. In late May, Barclays lowered...