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May 12, 2022

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Cooling a Warming Planet:  What Homes in Texas and New York Can Teach Us About Cooling Demand Around the Globe

By Cavan Merski, data analyst, Pecan Street – We were interested to see how our homes in these two regions compared now and what will happen in the future as climate change brings warmer summers to most of the country, so we performed a series of... Read More

March 11, 2022

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First Look at High-Resolution Home Energy Data in Puerto Rico Suggests Vastly Different Challenges and Opportunities.

By Cavan Merski, data analyst, Pecan Street – The first Pecan Street home in Puerto Rico is online, and we already see some differences compared to the hundreds of homes in our network in Texas, New York, California and... Read More

March 9, 2022

Press Release

Pecan Street Inc. and GAVA Selected to Lead Solar Energy Innovation Network Project in Austin

Pecan Street Inc. and GAVA were selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to participate in the Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN) to discover transformative ways of accelerating equitable residential... Read More

March 1, 2022

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Delaware Voluntary Participation Agreement

Following is a participant agreement for Pecan Street’s current volunteer recruitment in Delaware. By completing and submitting this form, you are agreeing to the terms outlined below. Please read this agreement carefully. It explains all of the roles... Read More

February 24, 2022

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A Tale of Two February Freezes – Can Last Year’s Grid Failure and This Month’s Storm be Compared?

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street – The recent freeze gave us an opportunity to compare electricity use in our research network before and during the event to how people used power during last year’s crisis. Did they learn any... Read More

February 9, 2022

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A Year After Winter Storm Uri, a Look at Smart Solutions to Strengthen the Grid

By Cavan Merski, data analyst, Pecan Street Inc. – Microgrids get name-dropped a lot. And for good reason. The promise of a smarter, more resilient, and cleaner grid is enough to make any energy geek swoon. But given all the buzz, there’s a short... Read More

January 21, 2022

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Financing Will Drive Adoption of Regenerative Ag

By Jill Harlow – Data will drive the financial resources that emerge to help farmers and ranchers transition to regenerative agriculture. Our new white paper, Financing the Transition to Regenerative Agriculture and Beyond, examines how traditional... Read More

January 7, 2022

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Next Level Energy Research Requires Mountains of Data

By Steve Mock – Beyond any one analysis, there’s a bigger reason why we collect so much data. Emerging tools like artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to revolutionize how we generate, move, store and use critical... Read More

December 2, 2021

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The Better Your Data, The Better Your Microgrid

By Cavan Merski, data analyst, Pecan Street Inc. – Microgrids get name-dropped a lot. And for good reason. The promise of a smarter, more resilient, and cleaner grid is enough to make any energy geek swoon. But given all the buzz, there’s a short... Read More

November 12, 2021

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COP Should Embrace Community-based Climate Solutions

An effective way to cut through climate rhetoric and overcome the paralyzing pressure of climate anxiety is to simply get to work on something immediate and tangible.... Read More

November 10, 2021

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Soil Carbon Sequestration Can Help Us Meet COP Goals – AI Can Make it a Reality

As climate action takes center stage this week at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Pecan Street will reflect on some of the issues we believe will be key to keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees. Topics will include energy equity,... Read More

November 8, 2021

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Water Equity and COP26

As climate action takes center stage this week at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Pecan Street will reflect on some of the issues we believe will be key to keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees. Topics will include AI applications... Read More

November 7, 2021

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COP 26 Leaders Should Center Equity in Everything They Do – The Climate Fight Depends on It

Climate change requires all hands on deck. And it requires solutions designed to improve the way the energy system works for everyone. At COP 26, leaders are gathered to develop a global strategy for addressing climate change, and increasingly they’re... Read More

November 3, 2021

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Biden’s EV Charging Agenda Could be a Game Changer for Transportation Emissions

As climate action takes center stage this week at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Pecan Street will reflect on some of the issues we believe will be key to keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees. Topics will include, AI applications... Read More

November 3, 2021

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A Fond Farewell to an Austin Legend

By Suzanne Russo - I’m not the first person to say this, but if you’ve lived in or moved to Austin in the last 30 years, you probably need to thank Pike Powers. More than any singular person, Pike is the symbol of Austin’s transition from a sleepy... Read More

November 1, 2021

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We need energy data to combat climate change, and we need a data utility to make that happen.

Heading into COP26, how can leaders ensure energy data meets its full climate potential? Our experience with energy data has led us to the answer: support the development of a data utility staffed with data scientists, computers scientists, cybersecurity... Read More

October 29, 2021

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Puerto Rico Voluntary Participation Agreement

Following is a participant agreement for Pecan Street’s current volunteer recruitment in Puerto Rico. By completing and submitting this form, you are agreeing to the terms outlined below. Please read this agreement carefully. It explains all of the... Read More

October 25, 2021

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Federal Clean Energy Stimulus Can Make or Break U.S. Clean Power Goals

There is no silver bullet in the fight to address climate change – we must consider all the tools at our disposal. Extending clean energy tax credits and passing a federal CES put us on the path to achieving our goal of 100 percent clean power by 2035.... Read More

October 25, 2021

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Digital Dirt: A toolkit to advance soil carbon measurement and verification solutions

Over the last year, Pecan Street has been working with some remarkable partners to apply our research and data expertise to some vexing challenges around carbon sequestration. Today, we posted some fruit of our labor, a Digital Dirt Toolkit that takes us... Read More

October 21, 2021

Press Release

Press Release from NYSERDA Announcing Pecan Street as Utility Data Advisor

Pecan Street, an energy and climate research and development organization was awarded $400,000 as the utility data advisor to provide dedicated support to oversee and provide guidance to NYSERDA and DPS on data sourced from the utilities, such as energy... Read More

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