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Is Combating Climate Change IoT’s Killer App?


Robert Gaudette
President NRG Business Solutions, NRG Energy

Diane Regas
Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund


David Kirkpatrick
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

Monitoring, metering, measuring, and controlling the world with the Internet of Things may mark a tipping point in combating climate change. Sensors monitor fugitive emissions of methane and other pollutants, smart grids help manage energy demand, and connected electric vehicles not only mean less-polluting transportation, but can double as energy storage on demand – facilitating a faster switch to variable renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

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