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PlotWatt Web app spots home energy hogs

Start-up can track big power-consuming appliances in the home, a feature that could make energy monitors better at pinpointing energy savings.

By August 10, 2011


The skinny on gadgets' growing energy appetite

Energy use from the menagerie of consumer electronics -- PCs, iPad, DVRs, etc. -- has ballooned, a result of our always-on lifestyle. Better efficiency and powering down can help.

By April 22, 2012


Info-starved no more--home energy gadget clues you in

Energy monitoring is like fitness-tracking for your utility bill. CNET's Martin LaMonica tries a whole-house electricity monitor out and gets a read on where software and the cloud is taking home energy.

By January 21, 2012


Energy app comes to home security via cloud

Vivint partners with consumer smart-grid company Tendril to add energy management to Vivint's home security and automation system.

By August 16, 2011


Why green-tech start-ups depend on big business

Corporate partners are vital to nurturing innovations from green-tech start-ups and giving them the gravitas they need to scale beyond niche products.

By August 4, 2011


Exploring the home energy angle in a water crisis

Faced with a "boil water" order in Massachusetts, CNET's Martin LaMonica dives into the complex and fascinating question of the most efficient way to boil water.

By May 3, 2010