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Energy Efficiency

How to Cut Energy Consumption: Pre-Pay for Watts

Seth Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Seth Bauer

Twenty years ago, Elton B. Sherwin, Jr. plugged a rechargeable flashlight into an outlet. And within a few hours, it was ready to use as soon as the situation called for it. Only somehow, the situation never called for it.

Chinese Premier Hu Jintao's Visit Prompts Soul Searching in U.S. Energy and Climate Circles

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The truly astonishing amount of material that came out after a recent visit by China's President Hu Jintao is a measure of how pivotal energy and climate change are between the U.S. and China.

Green News Report: January 20, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fox "News":...

Green News Report: January 18, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The sun als...

Rebounds Gone Wild

Jim Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Barrett

Energy efficiency has become very popular in recent years. So much so that it's becoming cool for the truly hip to hold it in disdain.

Green News Report: January 13, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia i...

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The final r...

In an Energy-Scarce World, Is Energy Efficiency Finally King?

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Historically, the better we get at efficiently using a resource, the more of that resource we use. But perhaps it's time to lay this "rule" to rest,

Down on Upton: Michigan Energy News Undercuts Rep's Rap

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Henderson

Representative Upton should look at what is actually happening in his state and see that clean energy investments are creating jobs, renewing the economy, and helping his constituents.

How Quickly Republicans Forget Tea Party Priorities

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

After being carried to power on the shoulders of the Tea Party, House Republicans have already decided to spit in the eye of their benefactors -- by voting to increase the deficit.

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The new mas...

The Clean Economist: Framing the Future

Alison Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alison Wise

During this season of hope and a new year ahead, I thought I'd dial back the density a bit and introduce a more engaging topic: how to use approachabl...

Roadmaps to New Power: Appalachian Transition Initiative Leads Coalfields into New Year--and New Era

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"Roadmaps to New Power" is a series of interviews with activists, residents, entrepreneurs and industry analysts about current plans and visions for a...

Energy Efficiency: Paid Lunch or False Shortcut?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Energy efficiency should not be seen as an easy way around hard measures to reduce energy consumption. That said, energy efficiency measures and energy taxes are not mutually exclusive.

In Obama's Tax Cut Deal, a Silver Lining for Clean Energy

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

There's great value in a glass that's half full -- and that's just how I feel about President Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans.

Reducing Energy Use Without Idology: Climate Skeptics Embrace Green Energy

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Don't mention global warming," warned Nancy Jackson, chairwoman of the Climate and Energy Project, a small nonprofit group that aims to get people to...

Eureka! GE's New Energy Smart LED

Mother Nature Network | Matt Hickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GE's new light bulb is designed to serve as a direct replacement for the beloved but energy-wasting 40-watt incandescent light bulb used in many house...

What's the Life Expectency Of Your Home's New Technology?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How long can you expect new gadgets you bring into your home to last? From appliances to wireless network devices, we should have a better idea of how...

Cool Roofs: An Easy Upgrade

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Energy Blog

Most american cities are filled with dark roofed buildings -- all of those dark roofs mean that as a nation we're using a lot more air conditioning than we need to. But there's something we can do about it.

Today's HuffPost Greatest Person: Salvatore Cavalieri, Energy Sheriff

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Salvatore Cavalieri has found that the best way to help himself is to help others. As the founder of Energy Sheriffs, Sal left the construction indus...

The Gigaton Awards: A Race to the Top

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

What if solving climate change were a race to the top? What if companies were in competition to win the next industrial revolution, with the winners being those who most reduced their greenhouse gas pollution?

Why There is No Steve Jobs of Green

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Every week, someone asks me "Where is Steve Jobs of green?" or "Where is the Google of Green?" To top it off, they usually ask in a supercilious tone...

Hey, Climate Activists, When Technology Is More Powerful Than Law, Go With Technology

Byron Kennard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Byron Kennard

Will green technology kick the door open, walk in, and take over? Isn't it an article of capitalist faith that superior technologies will ultimately win out?

China's top-down energy gigantism and a bottom-up American alternative

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. James Fallows has a gracious reply to my earlier post on his Atlantic cover story. This is the gist: The...

So what's EPA up to with its CO2 regulations?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. Ever since EPA announced its plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from "stationary sources" (power plan...