Category: Energy Efficiency


The fossil fuel industry is inflating a ‘carbon bubble’ based on risky demand & price assumptions.Already under current climate policy settings, companies risk wasting over $1 trillion over the next decade. If the policy settings are ratcheted up ‎to reflect Read more…


A Conversation with Hiroshi Amano In 1879, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. For nearly a hundred years, the incandescent bulb—which worked mainly by electricity passing through a filament and heating it to incandescent temperatures in a glass globe—lit up Read more…


Driven by environmental problems, a growing auto industry, and a big policy push, China’s advanced energy storage market will be worth $8.7 billion in 2025, more than quadrupling from the current $1.7 billion, according to Lux Research. Transport applications will Read more…


Just in time for the upcoming summer heat, European home climate control company tado° today announces the official launch of its Smart AC Control in the U.S. and Europe. The new cooling solution turns any remote controlled air conditioner into a Read more…


Here is an idea. Let’s give solar companies the use of eminent domain to appropriate all the south-facing rooftops around the country because it’s in the ‘best interest of the public’. No way, not even for solar, you say? I didn’t Read more…


OK, it’s a simple concept. Leveraging the same battery technology used in their awesome vehicles, Tesla is getting ready to enter the home energy space. But what’s really interesting about this, in my mind, is that it’s positioning Tesla as a Read more…


Need a little inspiration this Friday. Check out this new kickstarter campaign for a new home automation/energy efficiency device: OttoBox. Everybody knows a significant amount of energy is wasted by appliances in standby mode. According to information provided, Ottobox tracks the Read more…


It’s not always just about the technology. Clearly we have a lot of great cleantech to choose from these days, be it in energy generation (solar), energy efficiency (LED lighting), clean transportation (electric vehicles), etc. but sometimes it’s the business Read more…


It’s common sense that energy efficiency and solar make a great team, the former making the latter even more financially attractive. So it’s nice to see SolarCity, America’s largest solar power provider, embrace that concept and run with it via Read more…


Los Angeles (LA) will become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies. The new technology, developed by Philips, confirms LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as Read more…


An innovative solution for homeowners looking to save energy and significantly reduce their utility bill is hitting the market for the first time in many areas throughout the United States. Developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with funding from the Read more…


Key Findings Include Energy Efficiency Action Lags Intent, Hispanics More Open to Embracing Energy Efficiency Measures New national market research conducted with 1,345 homeowners about their attitudes toward energy efficiency points to significant opportunity for electric and gas utilities and energy Read more…


The Northwest Energy Star program is tracking the energy use of green homes for 13 months after they are occupied in an attempt to learn more about what features and technology enhance energy efficiency. The homes in this pilot program, Read more…


By Jennifer Tuohy It might be time to retire that old joke “How many (fill-in-stereotype-to-be-mocked-here) does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Because light bulbs have got a whole lot more complicated in recent years. These days, it Read more…

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