Energy books tend to be either jargon-filled tomes or hand-wringing, end-of-the-world, please-just-shoot-me-now reprimands. So it was a relief to see that Brian Keane avoids both of these worn-out roads in his new book, “Green is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit from Clean Energy.”
That 60-inch plasma TV sure does look great on your wall, and tuning into your favorite series and events has never been quite like this. You may have been too busy keeping up with your Netflix queue or reaching the next level in your interstellar combat video game to feed your entertainment fix. But even after you clean up the popcorn, put away the gaming controls, and
John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically.
We use email, bank online and download music not
Recently, Danish hearing aid manufacturer Widex became the first company in the world to receive the WindMade label. A wind turbine supporting 95% of Widex’s energy use, including production, put the company well above the percentage threshold
Energy benchmarking can help you better understand your commercial property’s energy use and monitor performance over time. It allows for comparisons among similar building types and helps identify which ones could operate more efficiently.
The Environmental Protection Agency and its
Who among us has not eagerly described the smart meter to a non-energy person only to be greeted by a blank stare, or worse the retort: “Why would I want to track my electricity costs all day?”
You try to explain the profound applications: smart appliances that talk to the power grid, consumer
Why do some states avoid creating policies that encourage consumers and businesses to save energy? What’s the psychology of the laggards?
A new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy sheds some insight as it examines the states that consistently fall behind in
For many villagers in rural areas of India, personal banking comes at a high cost. In addition to the expense of traveling to the nearest branch, often in distant cities, they must often forgo a day’s work. Vortex Engineering, a start-up incubated at Chennai’s Indian Institute of Technology, has come up with a solution that not only saves rural Indians the day’s
The electric industry is good at building things. That’s how it solves problems. Is there a threat of blackouts? Develop a new natural gas-fired plant. Worried about climate change? Build wind and solar power. Does electricity cost too much? Install a transmission line to import cheaper power.
President Obama’s 2013 budget caused a lot of smiles this week among energy efficiency advocates – even if it is more of a wish list than anything else. Obama calls for about $1.2 billion in spending for energy efficiency.
What’s this mean to the energy efficiency industry?
Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save