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Energy Waste

You'll Never Look At Your Refrigerator The Same Way Again

Wonkblog | Ezra Klein | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

Todd Moss, vice president and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, recently bought a new refrigerator. It's one of the nice new refrige...

Why Buildings Are Smarter Than You Think

Dave Bartlett | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Dave Bartlett

In the U.S., buildings account for around 40 percent of our energy consumption. Yet, they waste 50 percent of that energy. A depressing set of numbers? To me, it's an opportunity.

Make Batteries Last Longer: 5 Tips To Get More Use | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We use a lot of batteries. They don't create carbon emissions when inserted into a walkie-talkie or a digital camera. I'm sure parts of the battery's ...

Utilities Try Tactics Like Frowny Faces To Encourage Less Waste

New York Times | LESLIE KAUFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A frowny face is not what most electric customers expect to see on their utility statements, but Greg Dyer got one. He earned it, the utility said, ...

Miami Beach Eco-Sin: Patio Heaters At 65 Degrees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the UK, patio heaters are nowhere to be seen, and George Monbiot called for their ban three years ago. But on the sidewalks of Ocean Drive in Miami...