CleanTech OC Daily - 4/19/12

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Video game consoles are growing energy hogs
Video game consoles consumed 50% more energy between 2007 and 2010 in the U.S., according to a report out from Carnegie Mellon University. This growth can be attributed to a number of factors including a booming gaming industry, more advanced commuting technologies of the gaming systems, and the fact that consoles are rarely powered down by their users.

OriginOil believes it has developed a chemical-free process that could lessen the issue of polluted water in the oil and hydraulic fracturing industry. OriginOil, who builds equipment and licenses technology to help convert algae to oil, has challenges ahead and must survive long enough to see large-scale usage of algae in the oil and gas industries.

This Greentech Media article covers the perspective of Groom Energy and explores the findings of GTM Research and Groom's latest smart grid market report, The Enterprise Smart Grid and a Corporate Buyer’s Guide for Energy Management Software. In summation, Groom Energy believes that much of the current discussion about the smart grid is utility and home-centric and fails to capture the needs of large companies who can potentially save money through better monitoring and control of energy assets within (inside) their individual facilities.

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