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Grocery Shopping for Renewable Energy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brian F. Keane

RenewableNow.biz continues to bring us "the business side of green". And to that end, I continue to be fascinated by how so many real-world eve...

How Putin Stole Our Smartpower

András Simonyi | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
András Simonyi

hile Putin uses the whole spectrum of power tools, he forces us to ask questions about our own poor, soulless, haphazard, and anemic conduct. Why is it that we are so poorly equipped to use the whole set of power tools at our disposal to counter him? The West can do better.

Two New Trends Redefine Residential Solar's Potential

Brian F. Keane | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Solar power continues its impressively steady growth, but two recent trends have redefined and energized the potential of residential solar power in A...

Cracking The Code on Residential Solar!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Today my organization SmartPower, in partnership with The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) released a groundbreaking ...

The Elephant In The Room

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

There's been a lot of talk of elephants lately - and I don't mean of the John Boehner variety. There's also been a lot of talk about chemical weapons...

Deloitte Picks Keane's Green Is Good For Summer Book Club

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.15.2013 | Books
Brian F. Keane

The Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions has selected Brian F. Keane's Green Is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit From Clea...

Ladies and Gentlemen: This Is SMART POWER!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

This is Smart Power. President Kennedy had the Cuban Missile Crisis. 13 days in October where the U.S. was going to war with Russia unless a major ...

On Obama's Climate Solution: We Need to Win With Hearts and Minds. Not Just Regulations

Brian F. Keane | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The climate battle needs to be waged on two fronts -- with tough regulations such as the president proposed today. But also, -- and perhaps most importantly -- we need to engage in communities across the nation, through community organizing on the ground.

I Got Religion: And It's Energy Efficiency!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Consider this - practically everyone reading these words right now lives in a home that is more energy efficient than the home you grew up in. It's j...

Nigerian Collaboration Sparkles with the Bronx Museum's smARTpower Initiative

Atim Oton | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

This is the first blog in my series, The Pulse of Africa talking with Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora. It takes an inside v...

Energy Department's Top Efficiency Programs Save Money and Create Jobs

Brian F. Keane | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

How is that all of us today are living in homes that are much more efficient than the homes we grew up in.... yet we're all using more energy? The answer lies within each of us. It's how we use energy -- and how we waste it.

The Real Meaning of "Smart Power"

Brian F. Keane | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

When I picked up my copy of this week's Time magazine, I was momentarily stopped in my tracks by Massimo Calabresi's cover story: "Hillary Clinton and the Rise of Smart Power."

At Solar Decathlon, College Eco-Stars Reveal True Future of Solar

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.30.2011 | College
Brian F. Keane

Solar Decathletes are students who, instead of partying at the beach or making money at temporary jobs, decide to help design, engineer and assemble solar-powered homes in their spare time.

Beyond Solyndra: DOE Invests Big Time in Next Generation of Eco-Stars

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.15.2011 | College
Brian F. Keane

We're all reading some uncomfortable reports in the news today about Solyndra, the solar company that declared bankruptcy last month and is now the ta...

America's Next Eco-Star: The Cross-Campus Search Begins

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.08.2011 | College
Brian F. Keane

I recently wrote an op-ed in Politico about the remarkable work college students are doing across the country to drive clean energy and energy efficie...

Take Action to Reduce Dependence of Fossil Fuels

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

My Gulf Action is a way to show people how their everyday activities, from buying bottled water to adjusting their thermostats by one degree, is inextricably linked to our dependence on fossil fuels.

Look Out, Letterman! A Solar Energy Top 10 List, Just in Time for Earth Day

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

Good energy policies must be driven by a solid understanding of how to market solar energy to the American consumer. In true Letterman style, here's our "Top Ten" list of solar findings.

It's not American Leadership the World Wants, it's American Companionship

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

It was a surprise that Obama didn't mention any commitment to the world and its citizens in his victory speech and there is every chance he won't spare us a line in his inaugural address.