Tag: "energy efficiency"
While government tax incentives and rebates are important, it is up to local governments, retailers, and large and small home performance companies to sell energy efficiency. And every location and every homeowner is different, with different values and needs.
Post on Oct 15, 2010 by Jim Gunshinan
Notes from Asilomar: The 15th Biannual Summer Study, Energy Use In Buildings, of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (August 15–20, 2010).
Post on Aug 18, 2010 by Jim Gunshinan
This is old news to many of the folks at California Energy Commission , who have pushed for such changes for decades. But the real news is that these aren't just recommendations anymore. They're policy, or soon will be.
Post on Jul 22, 2009 by Amy Standen
While new housing is stalled in the United States, there is lots of funding-in the billions of dollars-on the way for weatherization, residential energy efficiency, and renewable energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Post on May 01, 2009 by Jim Gunshinan
Since people seem to nod off a bit when I say I'm working on a story about energy efficiency, I've had to re-tool my pitch. "It's a story about how installing solar panels or a wind turbine is the last thing you should do to green your house," I say, perhaps a little over-dramatically.
Post on Apr 24, 2009 by Amy Standen
Stanley Jevons first described this conundrum in 1865, when he observed that new efficient steam engines decreased coal consumption, which led to a drop in coal prices. But the lower prices meant that more people could afford to use coal, and so coal consumption increased.
Post on Apr 21, 2009 by Jim Gunshinan
We planted several young trees at our home in October. I feel good that those new trees are sucking carbon out of the air as we speak. But a recent talk at Berkeley Labs, where Home Energy's offices are located, made me think much bigger.
Post on Nov 14, 2008 by Jim Gunshinan
Making new homes more efficient is not enough. To solve our energy and environmental problems, we have to make our existing homes much more efficient.
Post on Oct 17, 2008 by Jim Gunshinan