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Denis founded Energy Priorities Magazine on Earth Day 2004 and hosts the radio program by the same name distributed by NPR. He has authored hundreds of cleantech articles for a variety of publications, ranging from Sustainable Industries Journal to the New York Times, and he has been interviewed by major news outlets, including FORTUNE and MSNBC. He lives in the Seattle, WA area. Follow him on Twitter: @Cleantech. Contact him here. Disclosure information.

Conservation Gamification – extended play

Written April 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Podcasts
Conservation Gamification – extended play


The Campus Conservation Nationals are part of a trend toward the gamification of everything, including saving energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Kate Gordon: Clear Understanding of Climate Risks Would Reduce Cleantech Business Risk

Written April 11th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Policy, News
Kate Gordon: Clear Understanding of Climate Risks Would Reduce Cleantech Business Risk

2014-04-kate-gordon-nextgeneration_300_381_80Climate and energy are both inherently local issues, says former Center for American Progress VP for Energy and Environment. Read the rest of this entry »

Nest Acquisition Revives Google’s Energy Management Strategy

Written January 16th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Nest Acquisition Revives Google’s Energy Management Strategy

Google may have found its long-sought path into the energy utility market with its acquisition of Nest Labs and the Nest Learning Thermostat. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Encouraging Staff to Become Energy Certified is Good for Your Plant

Written November 27th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Why Encouraging Staff to Become Energy Certified is Good for Your Plant

The most important adjustment to save refrigeration energy is in the heads of your operators. Read the rest of this entry »

Irrigation, Construction Ideas Take Top Prizes at 2013 Cleantech Open Global Forum

Written November 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Business, News
Irrigation, Construction Ideas Take Top Prizes at 2013 Cleantech Open Global Forum

The latest ideas in asphalt paving and concrete reinforcement were second only to an idea that saves water on farms. Agriculture was a theme this year, with four of seven winning companies involved in some aspect of farming. Read the rest of this entry »

Wind Energy Incentive is up for Renewal amid Swirling Debate

Written November 13th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion, Renewable Energy
Wind Energy Incentive is up for Renewal  amid Swirling Debate

Another year has passed and Congress is once again trying to decide whether to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit beyond January 1, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

Written November 7th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

Technology continues to advance and save energy. But a funny thing happened on the way to the technological future: Occupants showed us that their behavior is crucial to energy savings. Read the rest of this entry »

Future of Energy Depends on State Governments, Software and Wetware

Written October 31st, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Future of Energy Depends on State Governments, Software and Wetware

“States can dictate the energy future,” says Bill Ritter Jr., Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, and former governor of Colorado. Here’s our report from his welcome keynote and the energy efficiency sessions at the 2013 Future Energy Conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Congratulations to Cleantech Open 2013 Regional Finalists

Written October 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Business, News
Congratulations to Cleantech Open 2013 Regional Finalists

Will a startup finally make fusion energy a reality? The 2013 Cleantech Open has judged this and other companies worthy of advancing to a national competition in November. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Avatar Is Saving Energy, Are You?

Written May 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News
Your Avatar Is Saving Energy, Are You?

Psychology researcher Jeremy Bailenson has someone who will convince you to save energy. That someone is the virtual you. Read the rest of this entry »

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