In the age of one-click Internet shopping and overnight shipping, we have few excuses for giving bad gifts. Worse gift I ever received? A single pillow case, hot pink and monogrammed (not my initials). Of course, if you really want to give a bad gift—like matching Siberian snow hats or Christmas dinner in a can—the Internet is your best friend.
On June 18, 2013, Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles announced the completion the largest Greenshine street lighting program: LED street light replacement program. This is the largest LED replacement program in the world and has retrofitted over 140,000 street lights all over LA with LED fixtures.
SWITCH Lighting, a maker of Light Emitting Diodes lights to replace incandescent light bulbs, is now retailing at over 350 participating Batteries Plus stores across the U.S. The company’s LED lights, a more sustainable lighting alternative to incandescent bulbs, save up to 80 percent energy compared with traditional lights.
Another innovation behind SWITCH LED bulbs is that
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Mythbuster Woman, joining you for a second installment of Debunking Energy Myths. I’ve taken a few moments out of my busy schedule of leaping tall buildings (in a single bound, of course) to answer those of you who challenged me with more myths.
As the investigation of the federal government loan guarantee to now bankrupt Solyndra of Fremont, California lingers, with critics looking for the company to come clean, it is may seem odd that California’s solar industry is in a celebratory mood this month.
The fact is that California – the leading market for
The Mitsubishi Group is a large Japanese conglomerate that contains a number of businesses sharing the Mitsubishi brand, legacy and trademark. Probably most well known are the Mitsubishi manufactured vehicles. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a multinational automobile manufacturer with
Energy Star, the governmental initiative to promote energy efficiency, has launched a video challenge to give the public a platform to engage with each other.
People can record a video telling everyone what they are doing in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to become more energy efficient with Energy Star (Check out our energy saving tips).
Last year, my wife and I went through the delightful process of buying a home (I also had to sell a home, but that’s a post for another time). While we can look back and laugh about it now, there were many times when we thought the deal would fall apart.
The home which we now own is an older home, built
The US has grown an energy conscience. Just look around in stores that sell appliances, computers, televisions, light bulbs or any kind of electric equipment. You’ll see the words ‘energy saving’ or ‘energy efficient’ on a lot of the packaging.
This trend didn’t just happen, but is the result of
In the field of renewable energy, the priorities in Italy have included securing a cost-effective energy supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and guaranteeing energy sector competitiveness. Though the cleantech sector has been slow to grow, renewable energy in Italy will expand over time with a number of incentives, legislations, and other
I recently had the chance to take part in an excellent green data center conference in San Diego. In between trying to soak up as much solar radiation as possible, I had the chance to test the pulse of the green data center movement with a diverse group of data center professionals and specialist consultants.
Last week, the President visited manufacturers in Wisconsin who are focused on creating the clean energy products of the future. Today, he continues taking his agenda for innovation and a new energy economy on the road, visiting an Energy Innovation Hub in State College, Pennsylvania.
Lighting is one of the biggest electricity guzzlers in a commercial building – 40% of it, to be precise.
One of the best ways to find out what to do to save electricity is using a web app that can provide data that can reveal how some retrofitting can benefit the building from an energy-saving and environmental point of
One of the best and most exciting parts of my job is helping make homes and businesses more efficient. Why? The places where we live and work consume 40% of the energy we use in the U.S. Through tune-ups to existing homes or new construction, doing more while using less energy is key to improving our buildings and energy future.