Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Am I average?
That’s the question that often hits me when someone quotes an ‘average’ statistic. The ‘average’ business or household seems almost mythological. Few of us fall right on that point on the line.
The same is true when it comes to often quoted (more…)
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA), known as the global voice of cleantech, announced today 185 companies have been nominated for the 2011 GCCA Later Stage Award by 30 cleantech clusters from around the world. Nominations in 10 categories ranging from renewable energy and (more…)
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
PG&E, Pacific Gas and Electric, provides electricity and natural gas to roughly 40 percent of all Californians. Because this equates to approximately one out of 20 Americans, PG&E recognizes the products that are produced and delivered to serve customers has an impact on the environment. Because of this, (more…)
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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). (more…)
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Samsung Group is a multinational conglomerate corporation located in South Korea. By sales, Samsung Electronics is the largest technology company around the globe. The work of Samsung Group equals to approximately a fifth of the total exports in South Korea. In the last 70 years, Samsung has worked (more…)
Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Maine, one of the most oil dependent American states, has passed a law that requires the region’s oil consumption to be reduced by 30 per cent by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2050, based on 2009 levels.
While the law does not seem mainly focused on a shift to alternative energy, it does include it, although (more…)
Friday, August 19th, 2011
The Coca Cola Company is one of the largest worldwide beverage retailers, manufacturers, and marketers of various non-alcoholic beverages. Currently, the company sells more than 500 brands in more than 200 countries. The Coca Cola Company also has a long history of sustainability and helping with the (more…)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Schneider Electric is a well known French global company offering energy efficient solutions for both homes and businesses around the world. As the “Global Specialist in Energy Management,” Schneider Electric provides the technology and solutions needed to fully optimize energy usage in all (more…)
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
In 2008, the European Union (EU) created its very ambitious 20-20-20 plan. It called for an increase in renewable energy use throughout the EU by 20 percent by the year 2020. Also included in this plan is a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent under 1990 levels and increased energy efficiency (more…)
Monday, August 15th, 2011
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 (more…)