Combating Climate Change by Measuring Carbon Emissions Correctly

By Jamie Mandel and Gavin McCormick. Originally posted on RMI Outlet.Carbon emissions are arguably the most important thing for our society to learn how to manage in the coming years. The largest single source of U.S. carbon emissions is our electricity system. And yet, we do not measure emissions from our electricity use correctly, meaning we cannot manage our emissions effectively.But now, thanks to a new technology that accurately measures moment-to-moment carbon emissions on our electricity system, we can unlock a whole host of new opportunities to manage ...

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How we use Librato to monitor data quality

What’s the problem? WattTime analyzes power grid data in real time from dozens of open data sources. Because the data is used to optimize the behavior of smart devices in real time, it is very important that we always have the most accurate up-to-date data. This means that we have had to tackle a classic engineering problem: building a highly reliable system out of less reliable components.There are two main sources of unreliability in our data ingestion system. First, any of our incoming data sources can go down for a period of time without warning, creating a gap ...

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Partnership with Building Clouds

Do you manage a large commercial or industrial facility? Perhaps a university, apartment complex, or hotel? Today we're pleased to share that, thanks to WattTime's newest partnership with Building Clouds, you can now cut your emissions through WattTime-enabled technology in nearly any equipment. Facility managers everywhere have learned that not all equipment manufacturers play nice with each other and that interoperability is a major problem. What we love about Building Clouds Strati-Fi(TM) controllers is that they allow for remarkably quick and cost effective monitoring ...

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Energate Inc Launches First WattTime-Enabled Thermostat

Happy Earth Day from WattTime! We’re delighted to celebrate it this year by launching our new partnership with Energate Inc, creator of the HōlHōm smart thermostat.A select few of Energate’s HōlHōm smart thermostat owners in the Chicago area will soon be offered a new feature – to enable “Clean Power Mode” by WattTime. Those of you already familiar with WattTime can guess how it works: in Clean Power Mode, these thermostats will actively prioritize electricity from environmentally-friendly power plants by shifting electricity consumption to moments when ...

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WattTime launches a pollution reduction collaboration in the Great Lakes

We are thrilled to announce that WattTime has received a substantial grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund to lead a coalition of nonprofits and companies in reducing mercury pollution from coal plants. The project will be a collaboration between WattTime, Rocky Mountain Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Delta Institute, Energy Emissions Intelligence, and several corporate partners.In 2008, a Federal court struck down the national Clean Air Mercury Rule that required coal-fired power plants to limit dangerous mercury emissions. With repeated attempts to ...

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Want to be our first software engineer?

We're hiring! Tell your friends, or click here to apply yourself.Who we are: Where is your electricity coming from right now? Sometimes it’s fossil fuels, other times it’s renewables—and WattTime can tell you which. WattTime is a nonprofit startup that’s fighting climate change by making it easy to use energy when it’s cleanest. The first “WattTime-enabled” product, the JuiceBox Green, is the one and only clean electric vehicle charging station.What you’ll do: As WattTime’s first full-time software engineer, you’ll help us extend and scale ...

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Did you know these 16 surprising facts about clean energy?

Did you know these 16 surprising facts about clean energy?
I'm a long-time Harper's Magazine reader. My two favorite features are the insanely hard cryptic crossword, and the Harper's Index. So for your data-digesting pleasure, check out this mini Harper's Index of some of WattTime's favorite facts about building a smart, clean grid! (more…)

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WattTime featured at the UC Carbon Neutrality Summit

WattTime Executive Director Gavin McCormick speaks at UC Carbon Neutrality Summit
WattTime yesterday joined the University of California Carbon Neutrality Summit [link] as one of two featured startups for the Entrepreneurs forum [video]. At the conference, Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano both spoke about the urgent need for more innovative climate change solutions.Many speakers focused on Napolitano’s vow to turn the ten UC campuses into “living laboratories” to generate solutions that can be adopted on state, national and global levels.“Climate change impacts issues as varied as disease management, food security, ...

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The End of Fast Forward’s Summer Accelerator

For the past 2 weeks, WattTime has been gearing up for two exciting Demo Days. In this blog post, we highlight our team’s experiences presenting at both BlackRock and Google.org, sponsors of Fast Forward’s 2015 summer accelerator.BlackRock is the world’s largest investment firm, with $225 billion in mandates that explicitly address social, ethical or environmental considerations (link). BlackRock is also known for their philanthropy, supporting 20,000 young people all over the world for higher education and 1,942 nonprofit organizations through their programs ...

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JuiceBox Green 40 is now ready to order on Amazon

Order the JuiceBox Green 40 on Amazon!
Our partner eMotorWerks has recently put the JuiceBox Green 40 on Amazon, available to order immediately. Only 20 are in stock so hurry while supply lasts!The JuiceBox Green 40 is an electric vehicle charging station that enables users like you to truly go green. All you have to do is set your settings and plug in your car to let your car charge whenever there is clean energy available on the grid. The result is a car charged up on electricity generated from cleaner power sources!To read more about how it all works, check out the case study.

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