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EnerNoc to shave peak energy on farms

The energy software company acquires M2M Communications to expand its grid efficiency services through demand response in the agriculture industry.

By January 26, 2011


EnerNoc goes shopping to spread demand response

Efficiency company EnerNoc buys Global Energy Partners to expand its demand-response services nationally.

By December 6, 2010


Gates-backed Liquid Metal Battery hires CEO

Liquid Metal Battery, which aims to build a cheap battery for bulk storage of wind and solar power, hires its first chief executive and plans to raise more money.

By November 15, 2011


How smart grid fought off U.S. heat wave

Grid operators called on demand response--or cutting back on power in multiple spots--and shed the equivalent of multiple power plants to manage peak demand during last week's heat wave.

By July 26, 2011


Five tips from a budding green-tech cluster

Entrepreneurs at five early-stage, clean-energy companies in Massachusetts say creating a network of like-minded businesses goes a long way to cultivating green start-ups.

By June 3, 2011


On the hunt for green-tech game changers

On Earth Day, CNET looks at one of the central questions around green tech: how quickly green innovations can be developed and put in place on a large scale.

By April 22, 2011


Energy management software field gets crowded

Demand response software company EnerNoc launches a hosted application for managing corporate energy, an area analysts predict will grow rapidly next year.

By November 17, 2010


The journey of juice: Inside the electric grid

CNET's Martin LaMonica takes a road trip to get a front-row view of the wholesale grid in action and to see how the grid will change in the future.

By August 24, 2010


Virtual power plants fill supply gaps in heat wave

Faced with brutally hot days and high energy demand last week, grid operators found that dialing down energy with demand response efficiency technology worked as effectively as drawing more juice from power plants.

By July 13, 2010


Survey: Timeline for smart-grid payoff unclear

Energy efficiency company Comverge finds little agreement on when benefits from the smart grid will be realized.

By March 31, 2010