Electricity demand growth is slowing in Texas even as the population and economy expand, the state’s main grid operator said today in a new 10-year outlook that may fuel opposition to a mandatory power reserve proposal.
Ingenious Media Holdings Plc, an investor in films such as “Life of Pi” and “Avatar,” plans to channel more than half of its planned 160 million-pound ($266 million) fundraising into U.K. solar assets.
Royal Philips NV will transfer a remaining 30 percent stake in television joint-venture TP Vision as it sells some consumer electronic businesses to focus on more profitable offerings such as cancer scanners and energy savings light bulbs.
Google Inc. is jumping into digital home automation with its acquisition of Nest Labs Inc., shining a spotlight on an unproven market that has so far been filled with expensive devices that can’t communicate with each other.
Contractors billed New Jersey $27 for light bulbs, and ran up tens of thousands of dollars in other “unreasonable costs” on a $119 million weatherization program funded with U.S. stimulus money, the state auditor said.
Every once in a while, there’s a big idea that forever changes the way we live and the tools we use. Think electric light bulbs, washing machines and, maybe, Amazon’s dream of drone deliveries. Ford’s new concept car with rooftop solar panels looks like it could be next on the list. Don’t bet on it.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, an annual carnival of corporate hype and techno-hoopla, John Chambers, the head honcho at Cisco Systems Inc., described an emerging phenomenon in terms that were sensationalist even by Vegas standards.
The simple act of turning off the lights had become a hassle at Andrew Schmitt's high-tech condo. The 36-year-old had installed a bunch of Internet-connected devices that were supposed to make his habitat more automated and efficient.
The Department of Energy would continue to be barred from enforcing new energy efficiency standards for incandescent light bulbs under a planned House amendment that pits bulb manufacturers against the tea party movement.