Cambodia has one of the lowest electrification rates in Southeast Asia, with a large difference in energy access between city and rural residents. EcoBlock Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Miriam Aczel looks at one creative solution utilizing smart community microgrids that could be a model for bringing power to Cambodia’s under-resourced areas.
Event Recap: ‘Implementing a Block-Level Microgrid: The Intersection of Utility Policy, People, Technology, and Economics’
Dr. Therese Peffer and Rich Brown discuss the challenges and highlights of implementing the Oakland EcoBlock project at the 2023 Annual Institute.
The use of residential smart technology has led to new energy efficiency investments, but important questions remain regarding who benefits from home energy digitalization and how to ensure it is equitable. Empowering and engaging with people, particularly the most vulnerable, is key to better understanding and utilizing these technologies.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes $369 billion for climate and energy programs—the biggest federal investment to combat climate change in U.S. history. So how will this bill help everyday Americans?
Over the past year, researchers from the Berkeley Lab have surveyed EcoBlock renters and homeowners to better understand how they decide on different energy-efficient home improvements and use energy-consuming equipment. Here are a few key insights from their survey work.
In San Giovanni a Teduccio, a coastal suburb in Naples, a new people-driven project has become Italy’s first renewable “solidarity energy community.”
October 5 marks Energy Efficiency Day, a nationwide campaign that celebrates the benefits of sustainable energy use. The EcoBlock team is certainly no stranger to efficiency–in fact, here are some of the ways they conserve energy in their daily lives.
We use electricity to turn on the lights, charge our phones, and participate in a wide variety of activities. But where exactly does electricity come from?
What’s it like to electrify in the Bay Area? EcoBlock’s Sandy Robertson reveals the advantages (and potential drawbacks) of living in a decarbonized home.
Blockchain is fundamentally redefining how we share and distribute energy. Learn how this technology can help power the future of smart microgrids.