TechNet New England Applauds NSTAR’s “Green Button” Responding to White House Call to Action
BOSTON, MA March 22, 2012 – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of technology and the innovation economy, today issued the following statement regarding NSTAR Electric’s national “Green Button” initiative and approval of its effort to provide consumers with electricity usage information in response to a White House call to action to provide national uniformity for how such information is accessed, delivered and used.
“Industry-led programs that enable customers to monitor their energy usage like NSTAR’s ‘Green Button’ is how technology and entrepreneurs can support private-sector jobs and modernize America’s infrastructure,” said Angela O’Connor, Executive Director, New England, TechNet. “TechNet supports the implementation of the ‘Green Button’ initiative, as it represents an important first step to answer the White House’s call to provide consumers with access to detailed energy usage information that will enable them to reduce costs and their carbon footprint.”
NSTAR “Green Button” residential and business customers will soon be able to securely access their energy usage information from their utility’s website and, as NSTAR innovatively utilizes the Web and the growing mobile application space, mobile and social media apps will allow its customers to measure and control information from their smartphones or while on Facebook.
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