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International Conference on Information Systems panel

We have a panel at the International Conference on Information Systems  titled, “Energy Informatics: Designing a Discipline (And possible lessons for the IS community)”, and we  invite you to comment on the questions the panel will address. Focus of the panel The … Continue reading

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Carbon taxes

G’day Two recent reports provide some encouraging news on the cost of implementing a carbon tax. A Planet Money report suggests that a carbon tax would cost US residents a little more than a USD 1 per day and stimulate … Continue reading

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Energy Informatics conference

G’day The second Energy Informatics conference will be in held in Atlanta on October 6th. Check out the program, and you will soon realize that this is a great opportunity to get to the leading edge on Energy Informatics. I look forward … Continue reading

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Georgia Energy Informatics Cluster

On Wednesday, November 9th, we had the kickoff meeting to establish the Georgia Energy Informatics Cluster. The meeting was held in Atlanta. The program is shown at the end of this post. The meeting went very well, and there were a … Continue reading

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Energy Informatics portable lab

We recently took delivery of an Energy Informatics portable lab donated by E3 GreenTech to the Energy Informatics group at University of Georgia for teaching and research. You can remove the electrical outlets and place them around a home, say, and … Continue reading

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An Internet of “energy” things

Much as been written about the Internet of things, and everyone of these things consumes energy, even if it is only the energy to communicate via the Internet. To improve energy efficiency, we need everyone of these things to be … Continue reading

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Smart phones: The potential information engines of the smart world

A recent article titled, “Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone,” highlights the flexibility and value of portable information appliances. Researchers at MIT have created a network of dashboard-mounted phones that collects data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to … Continue reading

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A dominant logic transition

A dominant logic is the main means by which an organization achieves success. Society moves through periods dominated by a specific logic for organizational success, and we are currently in the service dominant logic era, which means that organizations structure … Continue reading

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Climate engineering – too far away and too risky

The recently released technology assessment of climate engineering of the U.S. Government Accounting Office concludes that, “Climate engineering technologies do not now offer a viable response to global climate change.” Many of the proposed geo-engineering solutions rely on untested and … Continue reading

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Energy Informatics book published

G’day We have now published in Kindle format on Amazon what we believe is the first book on Energy Informatics.   This book is the result of several years of research and thinking about Energy Informatics, and we are continuing to work … Continue reading

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