Small firms building smart grid solutions

The smart grid – an enhanced electricity delivery system that promises to improve reliability, reduce costs and facilitate the use of alternative energy sources – is in its infancy. But Canadian companies are

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler

How to keep your laptop juiced up while on the road

In some respects, life as a laptop-carrying frequent flyer has gotten a little easier. Exhibit A: Though far from commonplace, it's not freakishly bizarre anymore to find a power port at your airplane

Published on: March 26th, 2009 James A. Martin

Google goes green with upcoming PowerMeter service

Google is testing software that will let consumers get detailed information on how much electricity they're using, which could help households reduce consumption by as much as 15 percent, the company said Monday.

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Google unveils monumental plan to save the planet

Tiring of its mission to "organize the world's information," Google has set itself a new objective: save the planet. The search giant unveiled a US$4.4 trillion plan Wednesday to reduce the U.S.'s dependency

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 James Niccolai

BC Hydro power meters get smart

BC Hydro is winding down its pilot project of nearly 2,000 customers using smart meters with in-home displays and is preparing to select a vendor to deliver the technology for the rest of

Published on: August 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to get more out of your next data centre and still cut costs

About 15 miles from its medical center in downtown San Antonio, Christus Health is building a US$23 million data center to house a flood of digital information ranging from patient insurance records to

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Robert Scheier