Imagine Climate Action Powered by Blockchain

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Let’s imagine a world where … When an owner makes a building more energy efficient, its tenants immediately realize the benefits. Anybody could access renewable energy, saving on their utility bills while reducing their carbon emissions. Where they live, whether they rent or own, and how long they plan to be there no longer matters. […]

Why Data is Key to the Future of ESG Investing

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I attended the Crux Informatics virtual conference on Data and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing this week and found it very insightful. (You can watch both day 1 and day 2 of the conference here.) It was very gratifying to see that ESG investing is finally proven in the investment industry: It’s no longer […]

ERP to Smart Energy in 3 Charts

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Why are we developing a smart energy software after creating open source ERP? First, the Internet Of Things means that the future of software, especially business applications, is connected devices: Second, falling cost of renewable energy means that this huge industry is ready for major transformation: Finally, we need to do something about climate change–and […]

opentaps Smart Energy Applications Suite (SEAS) released on github

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Today, a new opentaps is publicly available on github at https://github.com/opentaps/opentaps_seas Here’s what it looks like: This new opentaps helps you to manage energy more intelligently by collecting and analyzing energy data. It lets you create and track a portfolio of your buildings and equipment, gather data from your devices through standard protocols such as […]

The Greatest Opportunity for Open Source in Our Time

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Energy might be the biggest and most important industry in the world.  Everyone you know, everything you use, everything you do — They all depend on energy.  Our decisions about energy also change the world in big ways: From the Industrial Revolution to Climate Change, they all happened because of decisions we’ve made about energy. Amazingly, open source can […]