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Conservation Gamification – extended play

Written April 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Podcasts, Radio Programs
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
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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 »

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 »

Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

Written November 7th, 2013 by
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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
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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
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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 »

DOE Picks at Power Administration Suggest Greater Emphasis on Demand-Side Management

Written May 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Renewable Energy
DOE Picks at Power Administration Suggest Greater Emphasis on Demand-Side Management

The U.S. Department of Energy has named two executives in key roles at Bonneville Power Administration where they could usher in a new focus on energy efficiency and demand response.
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Brainy Motors Promise Big Leap in Energy Efficiency

Written April 22nd, 2013 by
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Brainy Motors Promise Big Leap in Energy Efficiency

Electric motors are everywhere. They lift elevators, bring conditioned air to your desk, make your washing machine agitate and your PC hard drive spin. What’s surprising is that they are quietly – or not so quietly – consuming more electricity than any other single use. One company is working to change that. Read the rest of this entry »

Behavior Modification Could Explain Why Window Inserts Beat Predictions

Written April 11th, 2013 by
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Behavior Modification Could Explain Why Window Inserts Beat Predictions

Energy models apply the laws of physics, but the hazy laws of human behavior might be behind the surprisingly good results found in recent independent tests of a retrofit window insulation product from Portland, Oregon-based Indow Windows.
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