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April 26, 2021

Pecan Street Launches JupyterHub to Expand Access to Energy, Water & Transportation Datasets

Pecan Street launched new cloud computing resources to support researchers in unlocking insights from the world’s largest database on residential energy, water, and transportation use. Dataport JupyterHub is open to all current Dataport license holders.

March 9, 2021

Three Keys To Unlocking The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet

An article by Pecan Street's CEO Suzanne Russo was recently published by Forbes about the role that soil carbon sequestration can play in addressing climate change. This article was published by the Forbes Technology Council, of which Russo is a member. You can expect to see more thought leadership on the clean energy industry, technology, and our work to address climate change published through the Forbes Technolgy Council in the near future.

February 12, 2021

What’s Holding Back the Energy Future We’ve Been Promised?

Over the last 10 years of conducting research on electricity use and advanced technologies like electric vehicles and solar systems, my colleagues at Pecan Street have found there are four key technology roadblocks that are holding back innovation and adoption of cleantech products, services and systems.

January 25, 2021

Addressing a Data Blind Spot for Clean Energy Modelers

We’ll identify and collect hyperlocal sociodemographic and air quality data and build a modeling overlay that enables grid system modelers to assess the local benefits of shutting down individual power plants.

January 11, 2021

The Role of Consumer Data in Clean Energy Deployment

An article by Pecan Street's CEO Suzanne Russo was recently published by Forbes about the role of consumer data regulation in accelerating clean energy deployment. This is Russo's first article to be published as a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

November 2, 2020

Pecan Street Convenes Artificial Intelligence Working Group to Advance Soil Carbon Sequestration on Farms

Pecan Street Inc. and The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have launched a globally unique AI for Soil Carbon Sequestration Working Group to explore new methods for using artificial intelligence (AI) to overcome the barriers to widespread adoption of climate- beneficial farming practices.

October 26, 2020

We Don’t Have Time to Solve Problems One-at-a-Time. And We Don’t Have To.

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street - We can’t solve all of our problems independently – we don’t have time. And science tells us we don’t have to. So Pecan Street is adopting a Wicked Solutions approach to all our work. We will apply our unique capabilities to identify and prioritize the wicked problems that sit at the nexus of climate change mitigation and adaptation and focus our effort toward developing wicked solutions.

July 22, 2020

Your Data in Action

Over the past several weeks, our work has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the momentum behind the racial justice and equity movement. As always, our home energy database has been central to the work we've accomplished.

July 22, 2020

Pecan Street Launches First-of-its-Kind Soil Carbon Sequestration Research Project

Austin-based research organization, Pecan Street Inc. is drawing on its past success in advancing climate and conservation solutions to explore new methods to accelerate market development of carbon sequestration on farms.

April 29, 2020

Webinar Announcement: AI for Decarbonization

Pecan Street is excited to announce our upcoming webinar, Artificial Intelligence for Grid Decarbonization. We’ll be joined by our partners at Cambridge Innovation Center and Beyond Limits to discuss near term opportunities and challenges for how to best leverage AI to accelerate grid decarbonization.


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