America is undergoing a fossil fuel renaissance thanks to a resurgent natural gas industry. But with many new wells being built far from existing oil pipelines, crews often vent excess gas. One such field in North Dakota is putting that gas to work running the company’s fleet of field equipment.
The widespread installation of “Smart Meters” in California has many people up in arms citing potential health and privacy issues. But in Maine, customers are concerned that these meters might also be affecting their home electronics.
Microsoft’s Hohm lets people with participating energy providers track their energy usage online via a website. The end goal is to have the site give you tips on how to save energy and thus money.