Category Archives: Energy

Energy Efficiency on the Rebound

Read the full story in the Huffington Post. A debate rages in the energy community about rebound — it has nothing to do with March Madness. Addressing climate change requires moving to a low-carbon economy, one that emits far less … Continue reading

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NACo Produces Video Success Stories for County Energy Projects

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has created 11 short videos featuring successful implementation of energy projects by counties around the United States. The videos were filmed at NACo’s County Forum on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in January 2011. … Continue reading

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In clean energy R&D, a spark–but then what?

Read the full story at CNET. Although its short-term funding remains uncertain, the 2-year-old Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program has so far delivered on its mission to pursue high-risk, high-payoff research. But even at this week’s ARPA-E Summit, a … Continue reading

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Seventh Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint – Choosing the Right Path

Date: April 8, 2011 Location: The Links at Erie Village, East Syracuse, NY For more information: http://www.energy21symposium.org/ The Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st century brings together experts in the field of energy to present and discuss the future … Continue reading

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Data Centers to Run Even Hotter Under Latest ASHRAE Specs

Read the full post at GreenerComputing. ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, will soon release the third edition of its Thermal Guidelines specifications, which since 2004 has created the de facto global standard for allowable temperatures within … Continue reading

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A Lawmaker’s Critique of Obama’s Energy Stance

Read the full post at New York Times Green. The new Republican chairman of a House energy and power subcommittee delivered a decidedly mixed verdict on President Obama’s energy policies on Wednesday.

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Ultra-thin coating could help airlines cut fuel consumption, costs

Read the full post at SmartPlanet. In an attempt to reduce its fuel consumption and overall prices, U.K.’s budget airline EasyJet is planning to apply a ultra-thin hi-tech coating on its planes.

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Lesson Plan: How Green Is My School? Conducting an Energy Audit

Read the full post at NYT Lesson Plan. How can new buildings be designed in ways that minimize their energy use? How can energy be used more efficiently in existing buildings? In this lesson, students learn about green building design, … Continue reading

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Energy Savers: Your Home

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011. Energy-saving activities are on the rise in the United States and around the world, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers for “Your Home” website provides helpful guidance to apartment dwellers … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Business Greener (and Save Money)

Read the full story in the New York Times. Many business owners are learning that they can cut costs by adopting energy-saving actions for lighting, equipment, heating, air conditioning, transportation and water use.

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