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Energy awareness software saves money

An extensive study of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reviewed more than 36 residential smart metering and feedback programmes internationally. They concluded that to realise feedback-induced savings, the smart meters must be used in conjunction with online or in-home displays and well-designed programmes that successfully inform, empower, engage and motivate people. Dutch startup

6 green crowdfunding platforms

Green crowdfunding is a niche that is becoming more popular. Popping up around 2005, online crowdfunding is used by people or organisations to collect funds from individuals for their business ideas and initiatives. Well-known examples of online crowdfunding platforms are IndieGoGo (2008) and Kickstarter (2009). In 2012, there were over 450 crowdfunding platforms which makes