Posts Tagged ‘Department of Energy’

Broadband-Enhanced ‘Smart Grid’ Provides Energy Savings and Enhanced Economic Development

Fiber, Gigabit Networks, Smart Grid May 31st, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 – High-speed broadband is the key to optimizing energy usage, said Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy, at Thursday keynote speak at the annual Better Buildings Summit sponsored by the United States Department of Energy. Richard, the former mayor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, described the advanced energy industry as a […]

Loving the Smart Grid and its Consumer Benefits at New America Foundation Panel

Smart Grid, States July 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010- A panel of smart grid experts claims that smart grid advocates and providers are not doing enough to educate consumers about the benefits of smart grid technology.

‘National Purposes’ Aspect of National Broadband Plan Aims For Bold Actions Without Much Spending

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Privacy, Smart Grid, Transparency March 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 – Blair Levin, head of the Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband plan and the “national purposes” team at the agency previewed key points from the upcoming national broadband plan.

The object of the plan, they said, is not just to expand broadband networks, but to enable the creation of applications and innovations built upon that network. The six primary objective areas presented were healthcare, education, energy, civic engagement, economic expansion, and public safety.

NTIA Does End-Run Around 'Buy American' Requirements

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – The broadband policy world took a number of significant steps forward last week with the confirmation on Thursday of Larry Strickling as the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and of Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

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