More Than Smart

More Than Smart This organization is committed to providing policy leadership for the sector to promote green technology innovation and create awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of a thriving green technology sector.

More than Smart (MTS), formerly Greentech Leadership Group, is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization started in 2009 on the premise that green energy and climate policies are driven by thoughtful, diverse and politically minded people working together to develop new and innovative solutions. MTS has a proven track record in developing and implementing polices in areas such as promoting energy efficient electronics, improving cap and trade offset options, enabling regional cleantech funding and now in upgrading the distribution grid. All MTS programs are focused on upgrading the electricity distribution grid to a state can enable more DER, enabling more players in DER markets and enabling a networked grid that can enhance other existing infrastructure grids like water and natural gas.

10/05/2015
Distributed Energy Future November 16-17, 2015

California's Distributed Energy Future Conference (#CDEF) will outline the technology innovation, planning, data collection and business opportunities moving in California to allow clean energy sources to compete with traditional energy sources. Reserve a spot today!

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Join us for our August 4th Webinar 11-1 PST to learn more about distribution grid planning efforts in California, Hawaii...
07/06/2015
Webinars

Join us for our August 4th Webinar 11-1 PST to learn more about distribution grid planning efforts in California, Hawaii, Minnesota and New York directly from each state’s leadership. Register today at morethansmart.org.

AUGUST 4th WEBINAR @ 11-1 PST Join us August 4th from 11-1 PST to learn more about distribution grid planning efforts in California, Hawaii, Minnesota and New

Haven't heard the news yet? GTLG is now More Than Smart! Make sure to sign up for our Newsletter and check out our new w...
07/01/2015
Contact Us

Haven't heard the news yet? GTLG is now More Than Smart! Make sure to sign up for our Newsletter and check out our new website to stay up-to-date on all things More Than Smart!

MORE THAN SMART 426 17th Street, Suite 700 Oakland CA, 94612 [email protected] SUBSCRIBE TO OUR LISTSERV!Email AddressFirst Name Last Name Organization

GTLG is now More Than Smart! The Greentech Leadership Group has changed its name and focus to be entirely on developing ...
06/29/2015
More Than Smart

GTLG is now More Than Smart! The Greentech Leadership Group has changed its name and focus to be entirely on developing an integrated distribution grid future in California and other states across the country. In particular, our focus is to expand our successful MTS work in past years to be the overall focus that will help enable more clean energy resources, create new Distributed Energy Resource markets, and reduce our need for polluting energy sources.

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More than Smart (MTS), formerly Greentech Leadership Group, is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization started in 2009 on the premise that green energy and climate policies are driven by thoughtful, diverse and politically minded people working together to develop new and innovative solutions. MTS has a…

Happy 2015! Ways to include Energy Efficiency in your New Year's Resolutions!
01/09/2015
Add Energy Efficiency to Your New Year's Resolutions

Happy 2015! Ways to include Energy Efficiency in your New Year's Resolutions!

Happy New Year! Here at the Alliance to Save Energy we’re thinking about energy efficiency 24/7. So we put together a list of some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and revamped them with an energy-efficient spin. Not only will these resolutions help you save energy and money in 2014, but m…

#Energyefficiency of California's buildings to double under Governor Jerry Brown's energy plan.
01/09/2015
Brown Begins Last Term With a Bold Energy Plan

#Energyefficiency of California's buildings to double under Governor Jerry Brown's energy plan.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a call to slash gas consumption by cars and trucks by as much as 50 percent as part of what he said was an essential campaign to battle global warming.

"...doing more with less power may be an even more critical weapon in the fight against climate change and offers big ec...
12/03/2014
Energy Efficiency May Be the Key to Saving Trillions

"...doing more with less power may be an even more critical weapon in the fight against climate change and offers big economic benefits, too."

Advocates say doing more with less power may be an even more critical weapon in the fight against climate change than renewable technologies.

GTLG's More Than Smart Conference 2014 video recordings are now available online!  Greentech Media provided full day cov...
11/25/2014
- Greentech Leadership Group

GTLG's More Than Smart Conference 2014 video recordings are now available online! Greentech Media provided full day coverage of GTLG's MTS Conference on October 15, 2014. Check it out on our website!

Thank you to everyone who attended or tuned into the More Than Smart Conference “California’s Energy Network Grid: A Look to the Future” on October 15th with the top energy policy-makers and industry innovators to learn how California’s Network Grid is evolving and what it will mean for future effor…

Watch the #morethansmart conference through the live stream now!
10/15/2014
More Than Smart Conference

Watch the #morethansmart conference through the live stream now!

A conversation on current and planned technologies and services that will disrupt how energy, water, gas are produced, transferred and used in California and around the globe. This session is moderated by Jeff St. John of Greentech Media and will feature Pete Reve of SolarCity, Scott McGaraghan of N…

Next step in connectivity : Ant-sized radio connects smart gadgets, runs on energy from messages, pretty nifty!
09/22/2014
This Ant-Sized Radio Is Powered by the Messages It Receives | WIRED

Next step in connectivity : Ant-sized radio connects smart gadgets, runs on energy from messages, pretty nifty!

A joint team of engineers from UC Berkeley and Stanford University have printed an ant-sized radio onto a silicon chip that harvests energy from the signals it receives.

09/16/2014
Distribution Resources Plan

TOMORROW WED. SEPT 17th. CPUC AUDITORIUM. SF
The California Public Utilities Commission will be hosting a public workshop regarding AB 327 and DISTRIBUTION RESOURCES PLANS. Paul De Martini, Tony Brunello, and GTLG will be presenting the “MORE THAN SMART” report. Join the fun in SF by calling in, watching online, or making your way to the auditorium. More details in the link below!

The California Public Utilities Commission serves the public interest by protecting consumers and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. We regulate utility serv…

Check out the crème de la crème of energy saving appliances, apps and devices! Pretty nifty, check this out!
09/15/2014
Top Energy-Efficient Apps and Devices for Everyday Use

Check out the crème de la crème of energy saving appliances, apps and devices! Pretty nifty, check this out!

Saving energy is on most people’s minds these days. Check out these top energy-saving devices, appliances and apps you can use every day.

Here's the new #iPhone6 and its up to 50% more #energyefficient! Check it out for yourself!
09/10/2014
Apple Unveils Larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Here's the new #iPhone6 and its up to 50% more #energyefficient! Check it out for yourself!

Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, an update of its flagship smartphone with larger screens. "Today we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone," Apple CEO Tim...

REPORT: Small to medium data centers represent huge opportunity to reduce energy waste, and could save billions every ye...
09/02/2014
New Study: America's Data Centers Consuming -- and Wasting -- Growing Amounts of Energy | Pierre...

REPORT: Small to medium data centers represent huge opportunity to reduce energy waste, and could save billions every year. NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) #energyefficiency #newreport

All of our online activity -- including email, internet use, social media, and conducting business -- is delivered through nearly 3 million data centers across America, from small closets and larger server rooms, to mammoth “cloud” server farms. Their explosive...

GTLG in partnership with the California Institute of Technology's Resnick Institute released a NEW REPORT on rebuilding ...
08/13/2014
NEW REPORT - More than Smart - Greentech Leadership Group

GTLG in partnership with the California Institute of Technology's Resnick Institute released a NEW REPORT on rebuilding CA's Distribution Grid that will result in Cheaper, Cleaner and More Reliable Energy. #MoreThanSmart2014

GTLG, in partnership with Caltech’s Resnick Institute, has released a new report outlining a comprehensive pathway for rebuilding California’s distribution grid. The report, titled “More than Smart: A Framework to Make the Distribution Grid More Open, Efficient and Resilient”, outlines a clear pat…

@WhittierNews says schools use #energyefficient LED lights to create 2 new jobs while they #SaveCAEnergy ! http://www.wh...
07/29/2014
East Whittier schools’ energy-saving LED lights will fund hiring of 2 maintenance workers

@WhittierNews says schools use #energyefficient LED lights to create 2 new jobs while they #SaveCAEnergy ! http://www.whittierdailynews.com/social-affairs/20140724/east-whittier-schools-energy-saving-led-lights-will-fund-hiring-of-2-maintenance-workers

WHITTIER >> It’s a lesson not lost on a new generation of school children who are recycling and learning conservation at home.Now they’re seeing the same lesson in school, said Shawn Gatewood, vice president of maintenance a

If we used the best available technologies & solutions we could cut electricity demand by 60% & #SaveCAEnergy via @iea  ...
07/29/2014
July:- Around $80 billion wasted on power for online devices in 2013

If we used the best available technologies & solutions we could cut electricity demand by 60% & #SaveCAEnergy via @iea http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/pressreleases/2014/july/name-108223-en.html

Today, the world’s 14 billion online electronic devices – such as set-top boxes, modems, printers and game consoles – waste around USD 80 billion each year because of inefficient technology. By 2020, the problem will considerably worsen, with an estimated USD 120 billion wasted. But a report by the…

CA leads the nation with #cleanenergy and #cleantechnology—check us out! Always working to #SaveCAEnergy via @cleantechn...
07/21/2014
California Keeps Crushing America’s Clean Energy And Tech Rankings

CA leads the nation with #cleanenergy and #cleantechnology—check us out! Always working to #SaveCAEnergy via @cleantechnica
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/15/california-keeps-crushing-americas-clean-energy-and-tech-rankings/

The saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats, and when it comes to clean energy and technology in America, the tide certainly looks like it’s coming in. California once again dominates the Clean Edge 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, outpacing all other states by an order of magnitude and inc…

At last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, various companies unveiled new smart home devices that allow cons...
01/14/2014
Smart home devices take over CES 2014 show - Greentech Leadership Group

At last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, various companies unveiled new smart home devices that allow consumers to control settings of appliances with their smartphones. Read our latest blog post about a few of the devices that made a splash at the show.

The Internet of Things is taking another step forward with home appliances communicating with Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones. From refrigerators to door locks, spectators witnessed the new technological advances at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. LG HomeChat LG Electronics, one…

As home security automation becomes more high-tech, it also becomes greener. Check it out in our latest blog post.
01/08/2014
Energy efficiency defining home security automation - Greentech Leadership Group

As home security automation becomes more high-tech, it also becomes greener. Check it out in our latest blog post.

The following entry is a guest post from Stacey Waxman. She is a tree-hugging freelance writer, who can be found typing away on her laptop in cold Cleveland, Ohio. She welcomes your feedback via email. Advances in home security automation technology are making it more affordable and powerful than ev...

ICYMI: It's not too late to adopt some eco-resolutions for the new year. See what you can change this year in our blog p...
01/08/2014
Ring in the New Year with eco-resolutions - Greentech Leadership Group

ICYMI: It's not too late to adopt some eco-resolutions for the new year. See what you can change this year in our blog post.

The following entry is a guest post from Paul Batistelli. He freelances in the energy field for the promotion of a greener society and energy means. He works to raise awareness on ecological issues, energy dependency, and reducing carbon footprints. On Twitter: @PaulBatistelli. Many people set New Y...

Need help with some last-minute shopping? Read our latest guest blog post on the perfect green tech gifts this year.
12/18/2013
Thinking green with smart home gift ideas - Greentech Leadership Group

Need help with some last-minute shopping? Read our latest guest blog post on the perfect green tech gifts this year.

The following entry is a guest post from Skylar Michelle James. She is a woman who loves technology. Currently, she is a graduate student in the Boston area, and she’s writing her thesis on the Internet Philosophy. Much of her focus is on the future of Internet. When she is not studying, she is free...

Which Christmas tree is the best green option: real or fake? Find out the environmental impacts of both real and fake Ch...
12/12/2013
The environmental impacts of Christmas trees - Greentech Leadership Group

Which Christmas tree is the best green option: real or fake? Find out the environmental impacts of both real and fake Christmas trees on our latest blog.

‘Tis the season for over 94 million American households to display a Christmas tree, according to the American Christmas Tree Association. More people are trying to be environmentally aware, so which Christmas tree is the best: real or fake? For decades, the debate over real versus artificial Christ...

Digital photo frames are in the displays category for the California Energy Commission's Title 20 rulemaking process. Se...
12/10/2013
Digital photo frames fading out of the picture - Greentech Leadership Group

Digital photo frames are in the displays category for the California Energy Commission's Title 20 rulemaking process. See how they rose and stumbled in the consumer electronics market.

Before tablets and e-readers, digital photo frames conquered the consumer electronics market as one of the more affordable and useful new-age technological devices. Digital photo frames rose to popularity in 2006 when sales totaled 180 million U.S. dollars that year, according to Statista. But digit...

Black Friday is fast approaching, and this year, new energy-efficient TVs will be on the shelves. Learn about these new ...
11/25/2013
Efficient 4K TVs, OLED TVs hit the market - Greentech Leadership Group

Black Friday is fast approaching, and this year, new energy-efficient TVs will be on the shelves. Learn about these new TVs and how they might be the next big thing ⎯ in a few years.

With Black Friday a week away, the television industry has unveiled their newest machines in revolutionizing the tube: 4K TV and OLED TV. Though these new efficient TVs have hefty price tags and the industry has yet to adapt to them, the post-HD TV technology will be on display this shopping season....

#XboxOne came out today as a part of the next-generation game consoles improving energy efficiency through innovation. O...
11/22/2013
Microsoft improves energy consumption with Xbox One - Greentech Leadership Group

#XboxOne came out today as a part of the next-generation game consoles improving energy efficiency through innovation. Our latest blog is about Xbox One's improvements in energy consumption compared to Xbox 360. Game consoles are a part of the California Energy Commission's Title 20 rulemaking process.

While rival PlayStation 4 sold 1 million game consoles in 24 hours last week, Xbox One plans to compete as a next-generation game console with less power consumption than its predecessor. According to AnandTech, Xbox One uses 119 watts while on and running a game, compared to the 150 to 200 watts a…

One of the top next-generation game consoles comes out today. In light of PlayStation 4's release, our latest blog is ab...
11/15/2013
PlayStation 4 ranks high in energy efficiency - Greentech Leadership Group

One of the top next-generation game consoles comes out today. In light of PlayStation 4's release, our latest blog is about its energy efficiency ratings. The California Energy Commission is currently in a yearlong rulemaking process trying to decide on which consumer electronics, like game consoles, will receive Title 20 energy efficiency standards.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 arrives in stores today to consumers excited for next-generation game consoles, the newest consoles deriving from originals like Magnavox Odyssey and Atari and showing innovation and energy efficiency. Competing with the soon-to-be-released Xbox One and Ouya, PlayStation 4 recei...

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