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Home efficiency gurus at OPower add $50 million

Kleiner Perkins and Accel Partners fund OPower to build up its software system for offering home energy efficiency recommendations through utilities.

By November 30, 2010

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iPhone 5 estimated to cost 41 cents per year to charge

A new estimate says Apple's newest iPhone costs only 41 cents a year to recharge if you do it once a day.

By September 28, 2012

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OPower looks to add human touch to smart grid

Your neighbors and lots of data crunching can help you cut home energy bills, says start-up, which is releasing software for smart-grid programs that nudge consumers toward efficiency.

By May 2, 2010

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Facebook friends compete to lower energy use

Opower's social energy app on Facebook lets people track electricity use, compare to national averages, and compete with friends to improve home efficiency.

By April 3, 2012

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Google gets Greenpeace props for work on energy

Greenpeace tries to cast some light on the energy sources behind data centers and commend IT companies that advance clean energy and efficiency through tech. Facebook and Apple aren't quite there yet, it says.

By February 8, 2012

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Honeywell slaps Nest Labs with lawsuit over thermostat

Thermostat maker Honeywell alleges Nest Labs has infringed seven thermostat-related patents and is seeking to prevent Nest Labs and Best Buy from continued sales of the Learning Thermostat.

By February 6, 2012

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Facebook and Greenpeace make peace on data centers

The collaboration will encourage cleaner energy on the grid and data center efficiency through the Facebook-founded Open Compute initiative.

By December 15, 2011

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Facebook 'social energy' app compares home efficiency

Social networking meets energy efficiency in Facebook app done with Opower and the Natural Resources Defense Council that lets people compare energy use to friends and the national average.

By October 17, 2011

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Microsoft kills Hohm energy app

Blaming slow market adoption, Microsoft pulls the plug on its home energy management tool only a week after Google abandons its PowerMeter electricity monitoring app.

By June 30, 2011

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Drawing lessons from PowerMeter's demise

Companies in home energy management say Google's decision to retire PowerMeter reflects the difficulty of the residential energy efficiency business.

By June 27, 2011