Push the Green Button

An increasing number of energy utilities are signing up for the Green Button initiative.  Green Button is a voluntary initiative that will allow energy utility customers to monitor their home energy use through their utility’s website via the internet.  It doesn’t require smart meters to implement.

Since the first step toward greater energy efficiency is an understanding of when and how energy is being used, this new technology could be revolutionary for energy efficiency. This initiative has strong government backing.  It’s hoped demand will spur app developers and IT companies to create apps to allow end-users to better analyze and control their energy use.

See the article in FierceEnergy for more details.

About the Author

Mark H. Witte is a strong proponent for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and believes individuals should have more control over how the energy for their homes is produced.