Video: Smart Power Outlets Could Save Energy, Buildings, and Lives

Inventor-Entrepreneur John La Grou Plugs His Smart Power Outlets at TED
We at TreeHugger have been saying for a while that we need a smarter power grid. After all, most of it was designed too long ago to have anticipated many of our modern needs and problems, and we can't afford to keep this inelegant and wasteful design much longer. But upgrading electricity delivery isn't just about power plants, transmission lines and meters. Smaller things like wall power outlets could also benefit from an update, and that's what John La Grou talk about in the video above. It's really worth checking out. Via TED See also: Breakthrough: Regular Light Bulb Made Super-Efficient with Laser (!)

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