A green cure for the blues

By Stephen L. Cowell Guest Blogger* May 27, 2010 Now that it has passed the House of Representatives with flying colors (246 to 161), we are this close to making Home Star a reality. This is the plan, supported on both sides of the aisle, which would give U.S. homeowners rebates for energy efficiency improvements and cut energy consumption. Most … [Read more...]

The efficiency of advanced plasma lighting part 2

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com continues her interview with Greg Barry, president and CEO of Topanga Technologies, about efficiency and best applications in advanced plasma lighting technology. :http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EnergyEfficiencyMarketsPodcast/~3/OxH-sH6nnEE/b4c53ac6-97db-f1d7-8c68-a9e0ff4be22a.mp3"]The efficiency of advanced … [Read more...]

There’s a new sheriff in town

DOE takes on enforcement of standards By Marianne DiMascio It’s likely that you’ve heard of EnergyStar and seen the recent headlines about US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency efforts to ensure that appliances are as energy efficient as the blue EnergyStar label indicates. It’s less likely that you’ve heard of a parallel … [Read more...]

The efficiency of advanced plasma lighting part 1

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews Greg Barry, president and CEO, Topanga Technologies about the efficiency advantages of and best applications for advanced plasma lighting technology. :http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EnergyEfficiencyMarketsPodcast/~3/K-0z4rNAcKw/3bb920f2-0b35-1a00-6208-580b005fc88a.mp3"]The efficiency of advanced plasma … [Read more...]

Energy use drops: It’s not just the economy

By Elisa Wood May 13, 2010 We’ve been hearing a lot about a drop in energy consumption as a result of the economic downturn. In fact, US energy use per person declined last year to its lowest level since 1968. Economic activity and energy use are directly linked. But lately, several reports have noted that the economic slowdown is not the only … [Read more...]

Smart grid technology update part 2

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com continues her interview with Judith McGarry, vice president of marketing for Grid Net, a leader in smart grid and smart home platforms. She gives an update on smart grid and smart home technology and identifies the challenges to building a smart … [Read more...]

Smart grid technology update part 1

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews Judith McGarry, vice president of marketing for Grid Net, a leader in smart grid and smart home platforms. She gives an update on smart grid and smart home technology and identifies the challenges to building a smart … [Read more...]

Efficiency and the not-to-be-ignored gas-fired plant

May 6, 2010 By Elisa Wood Carbon dioxide emissions dropped significantly in the US in 2009. The economy played an obvious role; not so obvious was the influence of power generation and its increasing efficiency. CO2 emissions have been trending down for the last decade by about 0.9%.  But the 2009 drop was far more dramatic -- 7% -- the largest … [Read more...]