Tag: energy waste


In a world where billions of people go hungry every day, the very idea that a good chunk of our global food production goes to waste sounds outrageous. But this is what happens. The problem is so serious that it Read more…


The energy efficiency industry received a nice boost this week during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Obama called for cutting energy use by half over the next 20 years. Such attention comes at a significant point in Read more…


A UK report says that nearly half of the electricity consumed by British businesses is wasted when employees are not at work. In an analysis of more than 6,000 smart meters, British Gas found that 46 percent of electricity use Read more…


Like most people, I like a good urban myth. For many years, I believed if I went to bed with my hair wet I would catch a cold (thanks Mom!). But we also see many myths when it comes to Read more…


Let’s be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed Read more…


Earlier this month, I asked the public for feedback on energy policy as part of the White House’s “Advise the Advisor” program.  Specifically, we asked for your comments and ideas about President Obama’s goal of reducing the amount of oil Read more…


The issue of energy efficiency has become increasingly important and we can expect more services and applications directed at that. Yesterday General Electric announced that it was buying Lineage Power Holdings, a company specialized in high efficiency power conversion technology Read more…


As most parents are giddily aware of, this week marks the annual migration back to school for children and teens across the US and Canada. For the next ten months, kids will be ensconced in their daily routines, busy learning Read more…

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