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Energy Efficiency

Saving the Economy, One Furnace at a Time

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Loeb

I'm not saying high-efficiency furnaces will solve all our economic or environmental challenges, but imagine if a stimulus package prioritized American-made energy efficiency and investment in renewables.

The Top Five Most Popular New Year's Resolutions And How Being Green Can Help You Keep Them

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

So now is the time when the entire world is making lofty commitments to better their bodies, their minds, and their lives. How about the planet? Belie...

A Message to Congress: Energy Smart Programs Will Save the Economy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Despite Friday's piece in the Times, there seems to be a growing consensus around Washington that the road to our nation's economic salvation will be ...

Green Your Fridge Before It's Too Late!

New York Times | JAY ROMANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Refrigerators and freezers come in all styles. Mr. Sachs said that each has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, he said, "a two-door, s...

How We've Changed Throughout the Bush Era

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

The January/February issue of the Atlantic has a neat graphic that shows how our country has changed over the Bush years. There are some interesting environmental stats here.

Stimulate Me

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

In the spirit of out with the bad and in with the good, below are some thoughts (big and smaller) for "good" elements to include in the stimulus plan.

Greener Video Games: 5 Tips, Including Which System Is Greenest

Planet Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

#1 Turn Off the Console When Not in Use By simply turning off the video game console, you can save gobs of energy. An Xbox or a Playstation 3 left on...

Save Money On Your Heating Bill (VIDEO)

Grist | Umbra Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Winter's here, and you're probably cranking the heat. But hold your thermostatic enthusiasm: high temps in your home lead to high utility bills -- not...

The Energy Detective And Other Green Gadgets For The New Year

Good Morning America | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jen Bolden of IdealBite recommends a few gadgets for the new year that can help you conserve energy. There's a gauge to help keep track of how much e...

Arianna Charts a Course Toward Greener Living

Susan Short | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Short

Our work with Arianna focused on identifying opportunities to help her reduce her carbon footprint and to continue to maintain a healthy home environment.

Dim the Lights, Bring on the Dark Skies

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

"In most cities," Klinkenborg writes, "the sky looks as though it has been emptied of stars." NYC has begun to dim down. The business community may be ahead of politicians on these matters.

How Did We Get Into This Mess?

David B. Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David B. Goldstein

A close examination of our current financial morass shows that bad policy (or a lack of policy) on energy efficiency accounts for a surprisingly large part of the problem.

Real Materialism is a Virtue

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

In a throwaway world, "greenies" take pride in shopping for durability and in running their appliances during off-peak hours to save money on electricity.

Energy Efficiency is the New Oil

Stephen Cowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Cowell

Reduced consumption has sent the price of oil plummeting from record highs. In other words, energy efficiency is the gift that keeps on giving.

Massively Efficient Path to Save the Economy

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
A. Siegel

Here is a path for desperately required short-term stimulus that also will help in meeting our desperate need to change our course: Stimulate the economy. Save money. Help stop Global Warming. Works for me.

Greening Hollywood: Jet Hangar 25 World's First Platinum LEED Certified

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Green building costs less in lifecycle. "Investments can no longer be about a 2-3 year return. We must factor in lifecycle," said Picard.

The Environmental Appointments: Obama Means What He Says

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Browner was an inspiring leader and an aggressive regulator who took seriously her responsibility as head of the Clinton EPA to enforce the nation's environmental laws.

Obama's Got It Right on Smart Meters

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It is a device that gives real-time, highly specific information about how much electricity your home or office is using at any given time, so you can asses your own energy use.

A Moment of Truth for the Golden State

Eric Schmidt and Alan Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Schmidt and Alan Horn

Our companies are not in the energy business, but both of them are making substantial investments in energy efficiency and clean power, not just to be good corporate citizens but because it's good for the bottom line.

An Open Letter to Obama: Getting Real on the Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Mr. President-elect, the potential catastrophe of run-away climate meltdown could make the economic melt down look minor by comparison.

Each Of Us Must Help Make America Energy Smart

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Americans must be proactive and do everything we can right now to support clean energy and energy efficiency -- without waiting for a new president, a new law or a new anything.

Christmas Lights -- Scrooge or Savior?

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

We will be in a far better situation when people celebrate through taking a deep breath of fresh air rather than adding those tons of C02 with 24/7 light pollution.

Google CEO on Energy Efficiency: "Doing the Right Thing Is Also the Right Thing for Business"

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frances Beinecke

Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, who is also a member of President-elect Obama's Economic Advisory Board, talked about how America can create a very different energy future.

Blue OLEDs: Efficient Monitor Breakthrough Claimed By Korean Scientists

ars technica | Jon Stokes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last year at Thanksgiving, I was thankful for OLED displays finally coming to market in a meaningful way in 2007. But despite the progress made last y...

Obama, Bring on the Green White House

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Wouldn't it be nice if President-elect Barack Obama slapped some solar panels and a herbaceous perennial on the roof of the White House?