Energy Efficiency Featured Blogs

Doug Young - 6 hours ago

Tesla Stands Up to China Market Challenges

Nearly a year after driving into China on a wave of fanfare and big hopes, electric vehicle (EV) superstar Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) is pressing the reset button on a market that has huge...

John Farrell - March 10, 2015

Is Energy Efficiency the More Persistent Threat to Utilities?

While local renewable energy and energy efficiency are both proving to be near-existential threats to electric utilities in the early 21st century, the trends aren’t the same. The rapid...

Noah Horowitz - March 06, 2015

LED Outdoor Lighting: A $6 Billion Annual Savings Opportunity

Virtually overnight we are starting to see energy-saving LED lighting almost everywhere. Not only was last month's Super Bowl played under LED lights, the new flat panel TVs for watching...

Holly Copeland - February 26, 2015

Going Solar and Net-Zero: The 21st Century Family Home Project

300 pounds: That’s how much coal was not burned in a distant power plant in December as a result of the solar panels we installed on our house in Wyoming this fall. Being December,...

Jack Dawson - February 19, 2015

Enjoy the Double Advantage of Energy Efficiency and Saving Resources

Global warming is a term that pervades all international forums ranging from economics, food security, and energy production to security. Such is the importance of this debate that...

Doug Young - February 16, 2015

Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker BYD Seeks Jump Start with Asset Sale

Struggling electric car maker BYD (HKEx: 1211; Shenzhen: 002594) is starting to look a bit desperate, announcing a major asset sale just days after it received approval for a stalled...

Sarah Lozanova - February 12, 2015

A Glimpse Inside a Super Energy-Efficient Home

One year ago, my family joined Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Midcoast Maine and moved into a high performance house, with triple-pane windows and doors, large south-facing windows,...

Tom DeRosa - February 11, 2015

Nuclear: Is It Clean and Green?

Nuclear energy has been, and still is, a vital part of the current U.S. energy picture. It has provided a steady baseload energy source for decades, and this may continue - it is projected...

John Farrell - February 05, 2015

Big, Expensive Power Plants Undermine a Clean Energy Future

With the rich history of cost overruns in the nuclear industry, Xcel Energy and Minnesota regulators shouldn’t have been surprised when the retrofit cost for the Monticello nuclear...

Terri Engels - February 05, 2015

Five Landmark Renewable Energy Projects from Around the World

Several enormous renewable energy infrastructure projects — the kind that kick-start revolutions — have been completed over the last few years.  They may have their difficulties, and...

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