Stanford researchers are developing interactive software that they say will provide insight into the energy decisions consumers make each day and ultimately encourage them to significantly improve the energy efficiency of their homes and offices.
The program aims to collect data from so-called (more…)
Solar power is a great answer to those concerned with emissions and generating their own electricity and heat. True, efficiency is still an issue as PV panels often convert less than 20% of sunlight into electricity. But one California company is maximizing the power of the sun with an innovative, multitasking product. (more…)
I grew up around small businesses. My mom successfully started, ran, and sold a number of different small businesses throughout my youth, and I have to commend her for doing it all while also managing to be a pretty excellent parent! High-five, mom! But, while she was (and still is) a fantastic entrepreneur, I (more…)
The League of Green Embassies was created by the United States Department of State. It was established as an initiative to promote international cooperation for clean technologies and energy efficiency. There are three major objectives of the League of Green Embassies are, “To advance the Presidential (more…)
One of the main reasons for the move to clean technologies, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency is due to the finite amount of fossil fuels available around the world. Many government agencies, businesses, and residents are making the switch to renewable energy. Some of the biggest names in oil (more…)
As the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has a key role to play in President Obama’s blueprint for a secure energy future. Reclamation’s staff of engineers, biologists, hydrologists and other professionals are working tirelessly to conserve water and improve energy efficiencies at our projects (more…)
Energy is a commercial property’s single largest operating expense. That’s a lot of power when you consider that, according to the most recent Annual Energy Review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), 19 percent of all energy in the entire country was consumed by commercial buildings. (more…)
I have tried to make simple and clear many complex legal topics before, including class action law suits and IRS tax-free bonds, but never have I faced this great a challenge.
Apparently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting (more…)