Monthly Archives: December 2011

Texas is pushing ahead with ambitious wind and solar renewable energy projects

BBC December 27, 2011

By John Moylan Business correspondent, BBC News, Texas Welcome to Texas, the lone star state. People here use more energy than anywhere else in the United States. In fact, since oil started flowing here more than a century ago, energy has been at the very heart of the state’s economy. And oil remains key to […] Read More »

Smart grid winners, losers (and fence-sitters) 2011

Smart Grid News December 16, 2011

By SGN Staff It wouldn’t be the end of another year without a look back — and that’s what our annual list of smart grid winners, losers and fence sitters is all about. Take a look, and then use the comment form to agree, disagree or add your own suggestions. And our smart grid winners […] Read More »

Pecan Street Named GreenTech Media’s #1 EV Initiative for 2011

GreenTech Media December 8, 2011

DEREK MEAD: DECEMBER 8, 2011 Top Five Electric Vehicle Initiatives of the Year A year into the EV revolution, what has changed in the electric vehicle sector? It’s been nearly a year now since modern electric vehicles really hit the mainstream with the release of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf to complement offerings from niche […] Read More »

Pecan Street’s McCracken keeps up drumbeat for clean energy, smart grids

Austin American-Statesman December 4, 2011

By Barry Harrell, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF These are interesting times for Brewster McCracken. As executive director of the clean energy research consortium Pecan Street Inc., McCracken is helping drive research into how consumer smart grids and smart grid-enabled systems should interact. It’s quite a change for McCracken, 45, who was a member of the Austin City […] Read More »