Lessons from Smart Grid Policy Woes

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Dec 27, 2011 9:00 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

The subject of a recent GreenBiz article, Lack of Clear Policies Remains Biggest Hurdle to Smart Grid Success, notes this roadblock is making big news in what should be a smoother transition.  As the article describes, the adoption of this required technology upgrade is not a function of acknowledgement or even buy-in.  The source of the Smart Grid woes is currently a lack of direction and empowerment.     "The biggest challenge is not a technical challenge, but a policy one. In order to unleash the innovations that will make consumers realize the benefits of the smart grid, the right kinds of policies have to be put in place so that consumers can access their own information and take advantage of applications being developed." -Cameron Brooks, VP of Policy at Tendril.  Click here to continue reading Lessons from Smart Grid Policy Woes.    Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".