Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Verizon Partners with Dept. of Energy

Verizon will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop new ways to reduce energy use in the information and communications technology industry. Specifically, Verizon will work with the laboratory on a possible blueprint for reducing energy use throughout the information and communications technology industry.

The collaboration targets several areas:

Energy efficiency and energy management at Verizon's buildings and facilities, including data centers.

Advancement of smart grid technologies and best practices, including energy and communication technologies in homes and buildings.

"Innovation and application of energy-saving technologies in a way that makes sense in the marketplace are vital to improving the nation's economy and environment," said Dan Arvizu, director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. "NREL's collaboration with Verizon offers a variety of possibilities for using clean energy and improving energy efficiency in a large and meaningful way." http://www.verizon.com http://www.nrel.gov