Asim Haque, chairman and CEO of the PUC of Ohio, on why renewable energy is bipartisan

November 6, 2018 by  
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Asim Haque, chairman and CEO of the PUC of Ohio, on why consumer choice in electricity matters

November 6, 2018 by  
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Asim Haque is the chairman and CEO of the Public Utilities Commission for Ohio. There, the company regulates the energy market for the state, which includes electric, natural gas, telecoms, trucking, rail, movers and towers.Still, electricity takes most of his time. Ohio, a fully deregulated state, has a large mix of power dynamics, as coal fades, nuclear shakes and shale gains. 

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4 things you need to know about smart thermostats

November 2, 2018 by  
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Stuart Lombard has a mission: to reduce people’s carbon footprints while saving money. He found that heating and cooling made up the bulk of utility costs and searched to find a better way to monitor a home’s energy usage. He founded ecobee in 2007. The company developed a smart thermostat that allegedly saves people up to 23 percent a year on their heating and cooling bills. Some energy companies also offer rebates on smart thermostats, saving homeowners even more money. ecobee offers a few different products; the ecobee4, a smart Wi-Fi thermostat with room sensors, currently retails for $249. But even better than saving money, smart thermostats can help you do your part in reducing energy consumption and protecting the environment. Here are four things to know about smart thermostats. Reduces your carbon footprint Riding a bike to work instead of driving a car and installing solar panels are all positive steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint, but there are easier things you can do as well that will have little impact on your day-to-day life. Things like closing your curtains at night can have a positive impact on your heating and cooling bills and the environment. Lombard said, “There are some other great things like looking at your home and eliminating drafts, doing weather stripping, caulking, those are easy DIY projects for a lot of people.” Heating and cooling make up 40 to 70 percent of a home’s energy use, according to ecobee. In addition to making small changes yourself, a smart thermostat can greatly reduce this. Saves money Smart thermostats like the ecobee save you money in the long run. Lombard added, “The exciting thing about thermostats is from a consumer value proposition … it pays for itself in about a year.” Related: 10 money-saving tips for a green home Works with other technology A major trend right now is connecting all devices in your home. ecobee smart thermostats offer remote access from devices like your phone through an app. The ecobee4 works with Alexa — you can simply give Alexa a command to control your thermostat. Earlier models, like the ecobee3 lite, were Wi-Fi connected but did not have voice technology . Makes decisions for you The word “smart” is often thrown around to describe technological advancements. Generally speaking, smart technology is connected to the internet, which allows you to connect to a different device from your phone. The technology can use algorithms and other data to make decisions. Lombard said, “Our smart thermostats use weather to make smarter heater and cooling decisions.” The ecobee uses wireless room sensors to measure hot and cold spots in houses. It can also sense if someone is home or not and heat or cool the house accordingly. Because smart technology is connected to the internet, you can get frequent software updates, meaning devices work for longer periods of time. Whether you are looking to save some money each month on your utility bills or you want to do your part in saving the planet, investing in a smart thermostat is a good bet. + ecobee

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The utility of utilities in decarbonizing the cycle

August 21, 2018 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Utilities executives speak on grid modernization; it’s already happening, but what does that mean for customers?

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The foreseeable future: How the next generation of mobility will affect cities

August 21, 2018 by  
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And the five things in our world that will change.

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If charging scooters to use city streets makes sense, let’s charge cars proportionately

August 21, 2018 by  
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Can we make the “user pays” mythology sustainable?

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Can electrification short-circuit the Utility Death Spiral?

August 8, 2018 by  
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What if utilities could rekindle their profits while protecting the environment?

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Here’s what corporate buyers can expect from green tariffs

August 2, 2018 by  
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With 20 offerings either approved or pending, there’s more variety but still not much choice.

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Does asset recycling actually work?

August 2, 2018 by  
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Australia is pioneering a new form of public-private-partnerships, but their effectiveness is still to be determined.

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Tesla says profits are coming as it hits a bittersweet milestone

August 2, 2018 by  
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“Herculean” efforts with mixed results for the electric car pioneer.

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