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Happy April Fools Day! Celebrate with these 10 energy jokes that are as corny as ethanol.

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Announcing the next version of Opower’s cloud-based platform, Opower 5: Flex

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Innovation in Asia: Japan replaces nearly 50% of its nuclear capacity with energy efficiency

  • By Aaron Tinjum
  • April 18, 2014

Japan is in the midst of a great energy transition.

Following the tragedy at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, the Japanese government elected to close all 50 of its nuclear plants, drastically altering the direction of its energy future. Shifting away from nuclear power — which served about 30% of the nation’s electricity — has been no small feat. Amazingly, in three short years, Japan has successfully replaced nearly half of its nuclear power capacity with energy efficiency and other conservation measures.

To help highlight the continuing importance of energy efficiency in Japan and across Asia, Opower’s President, Alex Laskey, last week participated in the New Economy Summit in Tokyo alongside other key technology industry leaders, including Larry Ellison of Oracle and Hiroshi Mikitani of Rakuten.

Opower’s President, Alex Laskey, with fellow panelists at the New Economy Summit in Tokyo

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137 House Democrats and Republicans join forces to promote energy efficiency among low-income households

  • By Rachel Kane and Serj Berelson
  • April 17, 2014

liheapEarlier this month, low-income energy consumers across the US received some high-profile attention – from a bi-partisan group of national lawmakers supporting increased funding for the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

In their letter to the House Appropriations Committee, 137 Representatives from both parties urged that funding for the program be restored to previous levels, increasing appropriations to $4.7 billion from last year’s $3.4 billion. LIHEAP serves to assist low-income families, veterans, and senior citizens with their energy costs, through direct bill assistance and also through key energy efficiency measures like weatherization and energy-related home repairs.

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In interview with Cleantech Group, SVP Roderick Morris paints a picture of Opower’s goals and future

  • By Aaron Tinjum
  • April 15, 2014

The piece below is an interview with Opower’s SVP Marketing and Operations Roderick Morris, who was recently featured on Cleantech Group’s Cleantech Insights blogYou can find the original article here

Opower’s growth: an interview w/ SVP @roderickmorris

by M. Paschich


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