Using Peer Pressure to Incite Energy Efficiency

Using Peer Pressure to Incite Energy Efficiency

British Gas, the United Kingdom’s largest utility, hired Pulse Energy to conduct behavioral-based energy efficiency programs for the utility’s commercial customers. Opower has had success in the residential arena by providing utility customers with information on how their energy usage compares to their neighbors. Opower … Read more…

Landis+Gyr Snags $954M Smart Meter Deal with British Gas

Landis+Gyr Snags $954M Smart Meter Deal with British Gas

The majority of British Gas’ 16 million smart meters will be supplied by Landis+Gyr, and British Gas intends to recruit 500 people to install the meters. As part of a government initiative, British Gas will roll out smart meters as standard to homes and businesses, … Read more…

British Gas to Create ‘1,000 Green Jobs’ for Unemployed Youth

British Gas to Create ‘1,000 Green Jobs’ for Unemployed Youth

British Gas has announced plans for 1,000 skilled jobs over the next three years, all of which will be filled by unemployed young people.

The Transform program, a partnership between British Gas, Global Action Plan and Accenture, supported by Jobcentre Plus, will give free sustainability training to 1,400, 17- to 25-year-olds not currently in education, employment or training.

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Texas Doubles Electricity Price Cap; UK’s EDF Energy Hikes Prices

Texas Doubles Electricity Price Cap; UK’s EDF Energy Hikes Prices

Texas regulators have voted to double the price cap for wholesale electricity over the next three years, according to media reports. In a move to encourage investment in new generation, the Public Utility Commission of Texas unanimously approved raising the cap to $5,000 a megawatt-hour … Read more…

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