(This blog is co-authored by Howard Chong) Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs Inc. is puzzling. It’s nice that Nest is about reinventing previously “unloved things” like thermostats and smoke detectors. … Continue Reading Why Would Google Pay $3.2 Billion for Nest?
Since my husband and I both work in the energy industry, we often exchange energy-themed gifts. He has given me energy books (my favorite was American Power by Mitch Epstein … Continue Reading Would a Nest Help My Family Save Energy?
At the Energy Institute at Haas, we’ve long debated and investigated “the energy-efficiency gap.” It’s an idea that’s simple to state but, potentially, huge in its implications: it’s the difference … Continue Reading Another Take on the Efficiency Gap