Friday, September 28th, 2012
When I picked up a gallon of milk at the store today, I looked at it in a new way. I was buying energy.
This insight came courtesy of the US Energy Information Administration‘s recent ‘Today in Energy’ article about industrial energy consumption.
It turns out that we use about 30 percent of our (more…)
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
I don’t think I have ever appreciated a hotel as much as I did during a trip to Houston for a cleantech tradeshow. The humidity was off the charts and it felt like I was slowly melting into the sidewalk going to and from the show each day. But the second I stepped into that hotel, everything was perfect.
The temperature was just right- not frigid, but certainly (more…)
Monday, September 10th, 2012
Publix Super Markets, just known as Publix, is an American supermarket chain that has been listed in the top ten America’s Largest Private Companies as listed by Forbes in 2010. It is the fourteenth largest retailer in the United States based on revenue. Like other super markets throughout the United States, Publix super markets are taking strides to become (more…)
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Ten years ago, a green home might have meant solar panels on the roof. Five years ago, those photovoltaic cells began sharing space with a green roof and a LEED certification.
That’s all still the case in mid-2012, but in a far more connected and tech-savvy environment. Contractors (more…)
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Now that you’ve installed efficient light bulbs in your house, do you think: “Guess I’ll leave my lights on all night. What the heck – it won’t cost me any extra.”
Probably not. But some extreme critics of energy efficiency would have us believe this is the end result of appliance standards and energy savings (more…)
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
A 12 oz. bag of Salsa Verde flavored Doritos®, a gallon of 2% milk, a Starbucks® grande caffè mocha, an issue of ESPN The Magazine, an ice cold bottle of Coors® original… If this were the ramblings of a contestant on The $20,000 Pyramid, the category would be, “Things That Cost More Than What I Pay Per Day For Power.” (more…)
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
While the primary focus of the Games of the XXX Olympiad may be on the athletes, (and rightfully so), another “competition” of sorts will be witnessed by thousands of fans in Olympic Park.
EDF Energy, the largest electricity supplier in London and official electricity supplier of the 2012 (more…)
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
The United Kingdom has topped an energy efficiency ranking of the world’s 12 largest economies, while the United States placed a disappointing ninth overall, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the (more…)
Monday, July 16th, 2012
That 60-inch plasma TV sure does look great on your wall, and tuning into your favorite series and events has never been quite like this. You may have been too busy keeping up with your Netflix queue or reaching the next level in your interstellar combat video game to feed your entertainment fix. But even after you clean up the popcorn, put away the gaming controls, and (more…)
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
The newfound abundance of natural gas carries with it a few main issues, some good, some bad, which I abbreviate as follows:
1) Good news: It holds the potential to lessen the cost and environmental impact of our energy consumption for at least the short term.
2) Bad news: That lowering of costs will make the R&D (more…)