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Cheryl Kaften is an accomplished communicator who has written for consumer and corporate audiences. She has worked extensively for MasterCard Worldwide, Philip Morris USA (Altria), and KPMG, and has consulted for Estee Lauder and the Philadelphia Inquirer Newspapers. In addition, her byline has appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, and she has produced a syndicated radio series, “The Best of America with Dick Van Patten.” Most recently, she has been Chief Communications Officer for the Katerva Awards. In this position, she was responsible for external and internal communications for a global organization, that recognizes leaders in the field of sustainability (innovators who want to save the planet).

Latest Articles

Silver Spring Starts Phase II of Smart Grid for Portugal's EDP Distribuicao - 10/01/2013
In 'Full Bloom': EBay's Newest Data Center Is Powered Entirely by Fuel Cells - 09/30/2013
Mosaic 'Enlists' Crowdfunding for Rooftop Solar on Military Housing - 09/30/2013
Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures Invest $8M in 'Edgy' Grid Innovator - 09/30/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 09/28/2013
Solar to Eclipse Wind in New Capacity for First Time in 2013 - 09/26/2013
Itron's OpenWay Eliminates 'Hobson's Choice' - 09/26/2013
In Canada, Survey Shows 'Inquiring Minds Want to Know' About the Smart Grid - 09/26/2013
Silver Spring Networks and CPFL Energia Roll Out Commercial Smart Grid in Sao Paulo - 09/25/2013
Hue and CRI: Intematix Receives Patents for LED Phosphors with Color Authenticity - 09/25/2013
A Higher Purpose: Lufa Farms Advocates the Greening of America's Rooftops - 09/25/2013
Dying for a Breath of Fresh Air - 09/24/2013
When Solar Goes Down, O&M Marketplace Will 'Fix You Up' - 09/24/2013
University of Cyprus Establishes BPL Competence Centre for Smart Metering - 09/24/2013
New Metrics Help Farmers Take Sustainability Measures - 09/24/2013
Nodes Get the Nod from Utilities, with $3.3B Market Expected by 2018 - 09/23/2013
Americans Refuse to Swallow a Diluted Update of the Clean Water Act - 09/20/2013
EPA's Proposed Restrictions on New Power Plant Emissions Spark Controversy - 09/20/2013
IKEA Picks Up Steam in Its Environmental Efforts - 09/20/2013
Czech Utility Implements Situational Intelligence to 'See' and Safeguard Grid - 09/19/2013
Beauty and the Beasts: Artists Make Jewels from Junk to Save Marine Animals - 09/19/2013
Boston Selects Schneider Electric as 'Smart City' Partner - 09/19/2013
Pollution Solution: New Invention Documents 'Dirtiest' Cars on the Road - 09/18/2013
90 Percent of Utilities Aren't Prepared for Big Data Analytics - 09/18/2013
Google Buys Happy Hereford Wind Farm - 09/17/2013
It's 'Curtains' for Many Buildings with Dow Corning Insulation Modules - 09/17/2013
Homeowners Blast Wind Developers Over Deflating Property Values - 09/17/2013
Electrovaya Roars into Europe with Li-ion Energy Storage - 09/16/2013
Bright and Early: South Africa Solar Plant Completed Sooner Than Expected - 09/16/2013
And the Winner is... Landis+Gyr for British Gas' Massive Smart Meter Rollout - 09/16/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 09/14/2013
For Buyers of Production Homes, Solar Is the New Stainless Steel - 09/13/2013
Environmentalists Fault EIA for Low-Balling Renewable Energy Projections - 09/13/2013
Makers of Mowers and Blowers Refuel Controversy Over EPA Ethanol Standards - 09/11/2013
Best and the Brightest at UC-Riverside Create New Tool to Keep the Lights On - 09/11/2013
Navigant Study: Next Big Push for Utilities Will Be Distribution Automation - 09/11/2013
New York Banks on a Clean, Green Economy - 09/10/2013
U.S. Grid Automation Study: Distribution Management Systems Are the Next Step - 09/10/2013
DNV KEMA Designates Asian Center of Excellence for Smart Grid - 09/09/2013
Workforce Grows Along with Smart Grid in Northern Illinois - 09/09/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 09/07/2013
Blowout Sale: Dominion Virginia Wins Federal Offshore Wind Auction - 09/06/2013
Research at UAlberta Holds Promise for 'Solar Grafitti' - 09/06/2013
SGCC Characterizes Fears about Smart Meters as 'Urban Legends' - 09/05/2013
Kyocera Solar Seeks Partners for Project Development in the United States - 09/05/2013
New Report: Bill Gates Blew it on Traveling Wave Reactors - 09/05/2013
Promoting a Peak Pricing Program: PG&E's Success Story - 09/05/2013
Geothermal Energy Becomes Hot Topic on Caribbean Island of Dominica - 09/04/2013
In India, Where Clean Water is Good as Gold, ATMs Dispense Drinking Supplies - 09/04/2013
Lifeline and Apple 'Juice' Data Centers with Solar - 09/03/2013
Shocker: Firefighters Report That Solar Roofs Pose Electrocution Hazard - 09/03/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 08/31/2013
Feeling Hot Under the Collar? An Office 'Personal Comfort System' is on the Way - 08/30/2013
DOE Plunges $16M into Wave and Tidal Energy - 08/30/2013
City of Opelika is First in Alabama to Offer FTTH Electric, Media Services - 08/29/2013
NJ Transit Disaster-Proofs with Largest Ever Civilian Microgrid - 08/29/2013
A Net-Zero Smart Home Debuts in Utah - 08/28/2013
A Higher Standard: Wi-SUN Offers ECHONET-Lite Version 2.0 Smart Home Spec - 08/28/2013
PPL Smart Grid Demo Project Improves Service Reliability by 38 Percent - 08/27/2013
Plans for $30M 'Smart City Hub' Lure Global Businesses to NY State - 08/27/2013
IHS Study: For Solvents, It's Not Easy Being Green - 08/26/2013
Light Pollution Activists Strive for the Darkest Hour to Be Just Before the Dawn - 08/26/2013
Green Technology Week in Review - 08/24/2013
Tennessee Valley Authority Kicks Off Community Solar Initiative - 08/23/2013
Soule Hydro Proposes Transmission Line from Alaska to Canada - 08/22/2013
Worldwatch Institute: Policy Support for Renewable Energy is on the Rise - 08/22/2013
Ameren Illinois Offers Inventors of Smart Devices a Live Grid Test Facility - 08/21/2013
Panda Power Funds Plans 859 MW Combined-Cycle Plant in DC Metro Area - 08/21/2013
Where Building Benchmarking is Required, Ecova Offers to Do the Job - 08/21/2013
Hold Your Water: AT&T and EDF Team to Save US Firms 28 Billion Gallons - 08/20/2013
O&R to Provide Big Apple Commuter Towns with Smarter Grid - 08/20/2013
Bloom Energy Offers Leasing Program with Bank of America Merrill Lynch - 08/19/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 08/17/2013
Ecobee Joins Network of Southern California Edison Smart Thermostat Providers - 08/16/2013
Study: Low Cost is Top Factor in Consumer Choice of Texas Electric Retailers - 08/16/2013
White House Generating More Than Controversy: Solar Panels Are Reinstalled - 08/15/2013
Big Rigs to Go Electric as New York Offers $19 Million Truck Voucher Program - 08/15/2013
NREL's Open-Source 'DataBus' Tracks Power Usage at Any Size Facility - 08/15/2013
In Renewable Fuel Standards Faceoff, the EPA Blinks First - 08/14/2013
UK Announces Preferred Bidders for Nationwide Smart Meter Rollout - 08/14/2013
Evernote and Telefonica Bring Mobile Phone Customers 'Total Recall' - 08/14/2013
Leaving the Nest: Study Finds Smart ACs Work Better Than Smart Thermostats - 08/13/2013
'Bottle Sunlight' is Rallying Cry of Cali's Energy Storage Campaign - 08/13/2013
IBM 'Pulls All the Stops Out' on Wind and Solar Intermittency - 08/13/2013
White House Report: 'Harden' Electric Grid to Endure Natural Disasters - 08/12/2013
Sacramento Utility 'Takes the Long View' of Smart Grid with Analytics Software - 08/12/2013
Turning the Tide: Lagoon Plan in Wales Harnesses the Power of the Sea - 08/12/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 08/10/2013
Western Utilities Say 'Smart Inverters' Would Mitigate Solar System Intermittency - 08/08/2013
Researchers Reach Out to the 'Ends of the Grid' to Survey Utilities, Consumers - 08/08/2013
Coming Clean: ACI Vaunts Environmental Progress in 2013 Sustainability Report - 08/07/2013
BGE Demands Payback from Customers Who Opt Out of Smart Meters - 08/07/2013
Bull Market or Just Plain Bull? Fund Managers Mull Over Climate Risks Before Investing - 08/07/2013
Solar-Powered Laptop Soon to 'See the Light of Day' - 08/06/2013
Bipartisan Smart Grid Bill Tackles Need for Resilient Infrastructure Post-Sandy - 08/05/2013
At Grid Parity, Solar Could Supply One-Third of Power to US West - 08/05/2013
Recyclers Say Plastic Bag Bans Should Be Trashed - 08/05/2013
Mercom Report: Smart Grid VC Funding in Q2 Remained Ho-Hum at $50M - 08/05/2013
TCL, SunPartner Use Invisible Solar Tech to Charge Smartphones - 08/02/2013
Charging Ahead: Researchers Aim to Rapidly Cut Costs and Commercialize Batteries - 08/01/2013
First Solar Wins Biggest Solar Project Ever Built in Australia - 07/31/2013
Source Power and Gas Tests Demand Response in Texas - 07/31/2013
Lab Partners: EnerNex SGL, MET Labs Join Up to Serve Energy Clients - 07/31/2013
Capgemini Signs on for Smart Grid Rollout in Michigan - 07/30/2013
Renewable Energy Forecast for 2013: Windy with Increasing Sun - 07/30/2013
Twitter Leads Employees Down the 'Garden Path' - 07/30/2013
Rutgers Receives Patents for Making Smaller Carbon Dioxide Footprint in Concrete - 07/29/2013
Norwegian Cruise Line 'Scrubs' New Ships - in a Good Way - 07/29/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 07/27/2013
California, Texas Tie for Lead in New 'Grid Modernization Index' - 07/26/2013
Trash Talk: Recycled Plastic Pavilion 'Pops Up' in Taiwan - 07/25/2013
Renewable Energy a Factor in 56 Percent Rise in Global Energy Usage by 2040 - 07/25/2013
Electrifying News from Peru: 500,000 Rural Homes to Receive PV Solar Systems - 07/25/2013
Out of the Darkness: India Tests Smart Grid to Improve Power Reliability - 07/24/2013
Why Green Cars Need Greener Drivers - 07/23/2013
Power Munch: Blue Sphere to Develop Anaerobic Digester in North Carolina - 07/23/2013
Smart Grid Funding Continues to 'Flatline' at $50M in Q2 2013 - 07/23/2013
Lightning Switch: Utilities to Spend $15.6B on Substation Automation by 2020 - 07/23/2013
Vanadium Redox Batteries to Power Off-Grid Communities in North America - 07/22/2013
Itron Delivers Data Management Platform for Iberdrola's Smart Meter Rollout - 07/22/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 07/20/2013
There's Money in Them There (Recycling) Hills - 07/19/2013
Caribbean Nations Plan to 'Shore Up' Renewable Energy Supplies - 07/18/2013
CIA Funds Study to 'Manipulate' the Weather - 07/18/2013
Small Forklift Fleet Uses On-site Reformer to Supply Hydrogen and Fuel Cells - 07/18/2013
Turkish Teen 'Goes Bananas' to Win Award from Scientific American, Google - 07/18/2013
Britain's Electric Highway Sparks 4,500 Percent Upsurge in Traffic - 07/18/2013
Storming Back: Haitian Cook Stove Inventor Plans to Rebuild with Crowdfunding - 07/18/2013
Powering Down: Commercial Facilities Cut Their Electric Consumption - 07/17/2013
Public Utility Commission Portal Reveals 'Important People We Know Nothing About' - 07/17/2013
In 'Show-Me State,' Governor Sees Hardship for Consumers in Utility-Backed Bill - 07/16/2013
Toyota Shifts into Inside Track of Germany's iZEUS Smart Traffic Project - 07/16/2013
PwC Poll: Earnings (Not Environment) Make Eco-Efficiency a Business Priority - 07/15/2013
McNerney Sponsors Measure to Speed Development of U.S. Smart Grid - 07/15/2013
New York State Seeks to 'Drive Down' Use of Single-Occupancy Vehicles - 07/15/2013
TMCnet GreenTech Week in Review - 07/13/2013
IBM and Cisco Cast a Wide Net in Emerging Smart Cities Market - 07/11/2013
US Green Building Council Approves LEED v4 for Adoption - 07/11/2013
Commercial Customers' Big Data Now Easier to Manage in Big Apple - 07/11/2013
DOE Issues 'Survival Plan' for U.S. Energy Infrastructure - 07/11/2013
New EIA Real-Time Map Will Help Americans Weather the Next Big Storm - 07/10/2013
ComEd to Begin Chicago Deployment of Smart Meters in September - 07/10/2013
NY-Sun Gets Stronger with $54M Second Round Funding - 07/10/2013
Smart Grid Distribution Automation Revenue to Surpass $11B by 2020 - 07/09/2013
'Critical Mass' - Opponents of Smart Meters Testify at State Hearing in Boston - 07/08/2013
In the Streets and in the Lab, Two Revolutions Erupt in Egypt - 07/08/2013
Plastic Bags: From Practical Carryall to Pariah - 07/08/2013
TMCnet Green Technology Week in Review - 07/06/2013
J.W. Winco Helps Environmentalism in Milwaukee 'Take the High Ground' - 07/05/2013
PCS and Berkeley Lab Partner to Use Less Power More Productively in Buildings - 07/05/2013
E.ON Bumps Up Delivery of 'Big Data' from the Grid by 3,000 Percent - 07/05/2013
DOE Invests $13M to Accelerate Development of Drop-in Biofuels - 07/03/2013
GM, Honda to Co-Develop Disruptive Fuel Cell and Energy Storage Tech - 07/03/2013
TTP, Arkessa to Develop Smart Home Platform for UK - 07/02/2013
Smart Grid Norway Signs on for SkySpark Analytics - 07/02/2013
Down, But Not Dirty: ComEd Refurbishes Manholes - 07/01/2013
Renault Ramps up Vehicle Infotainment - 07/01/2013
With Smart Tech, 'Everything Old is New Again' in Historic Malaga - 07/01/2013
M2M Becomes the 'Brains of the Operation' in Smart Buildings - 07/01/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 06/29/2013
As Heat Rises, So Do Home Energy Management System Sales - 06/27/2013
Chill Out: U.S. Electric Bills Will Be Lower This Summer - 06/26/2013
GE Monitors Grid Conditions 'On-Sight', Not On-Site - 06/26/2013
SDG&E's Sunrise Powerlink Delivers on Its Promises - 06/26/2013
Tipping the Scales: New Public-Private DOE Lab Tests Utility Scale Green Energy - 06/26/2013
Report: Green Buildings Are on the Rise in the Retail and Hospitality Sectors - 06/25/2013
Obama Takes Executive Actions to Address Climate Change - 06/25/2013
LIPA Selects Landis+Gyr for Smart Grid on Fire Island - 06/24/2013
Report: US Tax Incentives are Not Reducing Greenhouse Gases - 06/24/2013
That Synching Feeling: New Solution Measures Grid Activity to a Microsecond - 06/24/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 06/22/2013
MIT and UC-Berkeley Study: Are Energy Efficiency Efforts Making the Grade? - 06/19/2013
France's Metropole Nice Cote d'Azur Soon to be Both Stylish and 'Smart' - 06/19/2013
Speed Kills Hybrid and Plug-in Vehicle Savings, CMU Researchers Report - 06/18/2013
Scottish Start-up Company 'Sets the Bar' for Biofuels - 06/18/2013
$250M EBRD Loan May Help Poles 'Vault' to Smarter Grid - 06/18/2013
Siemens' Solar Venture in Israel to Go Dark in 2014 - 06/17/2013
Avista Award to WSU 'Equips' Students to Operate the Smart Grid - 06/17/2013
Boston Breezes into First Place as Windiest U.S. City - 06/17/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 06/15/2013
Great Expectations: Utilities to Spend $9.7B in AMI Analytics by 2020 - 06/14/2013
Progress Report: 100k Smart Meters Safely Installed in Southeast Texas - 06/14/2013
Stronger than the Storm: Hoboken Plans a Resilient and Reliable Smart Grid - 06/13/2013
Solar-Powered Collars Help Scientists Get 'Up to Speed' on Cheetahs - 06/13/2013
Aruba Envisions a Zero Emissions Future - 06/12/2013
US Solar Growth 'Best Ever' During Q1, Driven by Residential Deployments - 06/12/2013
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab 'Do a Solid' for Lithium-ion Technology - 06/12/2013
Greensmith Rides Crest of Demand in Energy Storage Sector - 06/12/2013
After Adopting Manatees, Floridians May Want to 'Save' the Meter Readers - 06/11/2013
Kamstrup 'Take Measures' to Prevent US Water Losses - 06/11/2013
South America Will Spend $50B on Smart Grid by 2023 - 06/11/2013
IEA Proposes Four Actions to Turn Down the Earth's Thermostat - 06/10/2013
'Bridging the Gulf' between Legacy and Next-Gen Grid - 06/10/2013
GreenTech Week in Review - 06/08/2013
Alstom, Intel Team to Create Next-gen Grid Architecture and Security - 06/07/2013
Echelon Expands Grid Modernization Portfolio for European Markets - 06/06/2013
By Building a Better Sub-Meter, US Industry Could Save a Cumulative $1.7 Billion - 06/06/2013
Price Volatility, Storm Preparedness Keep US Energy Industry Players up at Night - 06/06/2013
A123 Commissions One Hour Grid Storage Solution in Maui - 06/05/2013
Scotland 'Lumbers' toward a $710M Wood Biomass Heat-power Plant - 06/05/2013





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