Google is persisting in its quest to change the way we live with the announcement earlier today of Google PowerMeter, a program that displays real-time information about home energy consumption on your computer. The program is in closed beta right now, but Google hopes that it will eventually be distributed to anyone who has a smart meter.
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Ariel Schwartz was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a contributor at Fast Company, Inhabitat, Triple Pundit, SF Weekly, and NBC Bay Area Online. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.