Posts written by Denis Du Bois

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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.

Consumer Behavior and City Efforts toward Solar

From the consumer level on up to the city scale, solar power is expanding its share of electricity production. How can that be accelerated? A report finds a “peer effect” among consumers who install solar. And the U.S. Department of Energy publishes case studies of… Continue reading

Efficiency Tomorrow, Inc. — The Business Plan

Efficiency Tomorrow is an automated energy advisor and sustainability advocate. The business model is available for anyone who wants to start a profitable business that helps people and businesses save energy. Continue reading

How Cities Are Blowing It: New Research Reveals Three Failures

Page from Information Marketplaces, the New Economics of Cities

Smart Grid News founding editor Jesse Berst summarizes a recent report, “Information Marketplaces, The New Economics of Cities,” that describes business opportunities cities are passing up by not fully utilizing the data that pours out of their smart infrastructures.

Turtle Soup for the Sol

Big areas of habitat occupied by Agassiz’s desert tortoise and other at-risk species have potential for large-scale solar-energy developments. Peer-reviewed studies are needed, says the United States Geological Survey — but so is a concerted campaign of cooperation and public outreach.