William Atkinson

Freelance Writer

William Atkinson has been a full-time business magazine writer since 1976. Contact him at w.atkinson@mchsi.com.

Articles by William Atkinson

July 2016
Executives at Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Alphabet (the parent company of Google), are planning to meet with Alphabet executives to discuss plans for a rejuvenation project designed to turn a section of an existing city into a “smart city.” The plan calls for billions of dollars in investments to make the section of the city high-tech and automated.
 READ MORE
July 2016
Four out of five clean-energy workers in New York state focus on energy efficiency, according to a new report published by Environmental Entrepreneurs (a national nonpartisan business group), the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, the New York State Sustainable Business Council and New Yorkers for Clean Power.
 READ MORE
July 2016
On May 6, six energy companies launched Grid Assurance, an independent company with the purpose of providing spares for critical electric transmission equipment. READ MORE
July 2016
As customers look to improve energy efficiency in their homes and businesses try to reduce energy costs, more utilities are recrafting their websites to provide relevant information to their customers and to the electrical contractors that may perform energy-efficiency work for them.
 One example is Clark Public Utilities in Clark County, Wash., which introduced a new website in April.
 READ MORE
July 2016
Energy consumer demand for distributed-energy resources (DER) is growing for a number of reasons—unexpected utility power outages, planned rolling blackouts, power quality problems, increases in power costs, etc.
 READ MORE
July 2016
A June 2016 report, "Market Data: IoT for Residential Energy Customers," published by Navigant Research, examines the global market for devices and services that are considered to be part of the residential "Internet of Things" (IoT), including forecasts for shipments, installed base, average selling prices, and revenue, through 2026. READ MORE
June 2016
Since its humble beginnings in 1981, Metropolitan Electrical Construction in San Francisco has grown to a staff of almost 300 (250 field staff and 40 office employees) by ensuring that it can offer a number of competitive advantages to the marketplace.
 Throughout the 1980s, the company focused almost exclusively on electrical projects. That changed in the next decade.
 READ MORE
June 2016
According to a recent report published by Technavio (www.technavio.com), a global technology research and advisory firm, the global prefabricated construction market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of between 6 and 7 percent until 2020. Technavio values the prefabricated construction market at about $79 million in 2015 and expects it to reach over $110 million by 2020. READ MORE
June 2016
According to the latest computer and internet-use data released by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Americans’ rapid move toward mobile internet service may come at the expense of home broadband.
 READ MORE

Pages