Energy Efficiency Featured Blogs

Benjamin Falber - June 02, 2014

DC Circuit Again Finds FERC Oversteps Its Bounds — This Time It’s Demand Response

Once again, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has overstepped its jurisdictional bounds. Last year, the DC Circuit...

Martin Smith - May 29, 2014

Study: Clean Energy Vocational Training Programs Have Better ROI than Traditional Degrees

Data recently released by CleanEdison indicates that the return on investment for educational paths, also called the return on education, is higher for vocational training than for...

Mark Sokolove - May 23, 2014

What Is the State of the US Smart Grid Market?

Back in May, I had the opportunity to catch a presentation by Paul De Martini of the Newport Consulting Group and the California Institute of Technology, at a CleanTech OC smart grid...

GreenLancer.com - May 21, 2014

What If Roads Were Made of Solar PV Panels?

Four years ago, Scott and Julie Brusaw announced their provocative concept of "Solar Roadways," a system of modular ‘pavement’ solar panels that could be installed directly onto roads,...

HydroWorld.com - May 15, 2014

Mr. Harris Goes to Washington: Hydropower's Exciting Progress

It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol's statuary, the cowboy...

Rhone Resch - May 09, 2014

Private Sector Investment in Solar Poised to Explode

Talk about the perfect Mother’s Day present for Mother Earth. Today, President Obama announced at a Walmart in California that 300 leading U.S. companies have taken the “solar pledge,”...

Doug Young - April 28, 2014

China Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Relies on Government Support

I gave quite a bit of attention a few days ago to U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sensation Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA), so it’s only fair that I follow up by writing about China’s homegrown EV...

Chris Williams, HeatSpring - April 25, 2014

How to Use Cheap Sensors and Mobile Phones to Make People Care about Energy Waste

Visibility of energy use is not enough to get people to change their actions, we still need to find a way to make people care and compel them to act. At last week’s Cleanweb Hackathon...

Doug Young - April 24, 2014

Tesla Makes Smooth Drive Into China

I have to give my congratulations to new energy car maker Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) for creating the kind of buzz and excitement this week that only names like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and smartphone...

John Farrell - April 22, 2014

The Opportunity to Overturn Three Costly Values in Our Energy System

Earlier this year I worked as an election judge for the city of Minneapolis.  It was the city’s second experience with ranked choice voting, a system where instead of voting for a single...

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