energetic efficiency

A Green New Deal for Detroit (and Beyond)

by: Michael Hoexter

Now as the Big Three American automakers are teetering on the brink, is the time for the government to provide direction to an industry that has lacked a decisive winning strategy and forward-looking product plans over the past decade, if not decades.

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Car Buying - More Economics than Aesthetics

by: Dick Stroud

RIAS is a successful UK insurance company that targets the over-50s.

An omnibus telephone survey of 500 over-50s, conducted in September, showed that people's fears about finances are causing a significant shift in preferences and patterns of behaviour when buying a new car.

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Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in the Renewable Electron Economy: Summary for Policymakers Part 4

by: Michael Hoexter

In the first three parts of this series for policymakers I have reviewed how we can fairly rapidly transfer our transport energy demand from exhaustible fossil fuels to renewably generated electricity, how that electricity can be generated, and what policy instruments are available to help build the Renewable Electron Economy.

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Shrill Baby, Shrill

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

I know that I've written about it before, but the nonsense coming from the energy lobby continues to rub me the wrong way.

Big Oil continues to run lots of glossy, very expensive branding premised on claiming that there's some conversation going on between the energy producers and the consuming public. 

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Sustainability Is about the Engineering of Humanity as Much as about Ecology. Green Alone Is Not Enough.

by: Idris Mootee

I have been to quite a few so claimed green buildings lately from Chicago to Minneapolis and London to Berlin, I always have questions about these so called green buildings because everytime I asked them questions, I never quite got the answers.

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Attention All Designers! Black Is Green

by Idris  Mootee

Back in Jan this year a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a lot of energy due to the popularity of the search engine.

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Change in Nomenclature: “The Renewable Electron Economy”

by: Michael Hoexter

I’ve been devoting this blog for the last 4 months to talking about the “electron economy”, how most of our energy needs can be satisfied by using electricity and electrical devices with minimal damage to the planet and our future well-being.

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The Confounding Complexities of Building Green

by: Joel Makower

A survey released last week by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development found that key players in real estate and construction overstate the extra costs of green buildings by some 300 percent, "creating a major barrier to more energy efficiency in the building sector."

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The Renewable Electron Economy Part V.5: Generating Electricity from Biomass

by: Michael Hoexter

Part V of the series on the Renewable Electron Economy continues with another renewable source for electricity, a consideration of one of the most complex topics in renewable energy, biomass.

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The Renewable Electron Economy Part V.4: Power from Hot Rocks (Geothermal)

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