If the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 promotes the adoption of more efficient electric motors in industrial facilities, that will be a welcome Earth Day gift for all of us. Read the rest of this entry »
Denis Du Bois will be at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco. So many sessions, so few days. Here are his suggested sessions and events. What’s on your schedule? Read the rest of this entry »
In the U.S. building industry, is it too easy to be green? USA Today reporter Thomas Frank says yes; USGBC top executive Rick Fedrizzi invites critics to take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »
A car insurance company of all people has created an infographic that illustrates the benefits of not driving. The best part is that telecommuting is catching on. The infographic shows what would happen if it caught on faster. It does not quantify the impact of workers getting rid of their cars altogether. Read the rest of this entry »
The Smart Grid needs Silicon Valley and the traditional ‘cleantech’ now demands ‘cleanweb.’
Cost parity with fossil fuels has long been the holy grail of the renewable energy industry. When shale exploration in the United States began producing abundant natural gas, prices began falling and didn’t pull the rip cord before hitting ten-year lows.
The Heartland Institute is distributing a handbook for deniers of global warming. Spoiler alert: The book’s message is to dismantle the EPA.
The smart grid might not have been the revolution many predicted, but it is happening — gradually.
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