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Energy COOL-ing the Dandelion way

September 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on Energy COOL-ing the Dandelion way

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. Geothermal heating and cooling has long interested me. Seriously energy […]

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Tags: Energy · energy cool · energy efficiency

President Obama giving “Godfather” a medal

February 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on President Obama giving “Godfather” a medal

Later today (scheduled for 1415 eastern), President Obama will award the National Medal of Technology to a true hero: Art Rosenfeld. Simply put, Art’s is a name that every American should know. He has had a profound impact on essentially all of our lives. And, if there is any real regret to be had, it […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · Obama Administration

Maryland, My Community Electric Utility save $s for My Master Metered Community

May 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment


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Tags: electricity · Energy · energy efficiency · master metering

Did ACEEE diss the power of feedback?

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Did ACEEE diss the power of feedback?

Understanding how feedback impacts people and institutions (whether in sports, school, militaryoperations, or …) in learning and change (hopefully, improvement) is a complex and fascinatingworld.  Data collection and feedback systems, as a tool for providing building/system operators the ability to make more informed decisions about energy use, are a critical pathway toward more effective (generally, […]

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Tags: analysis · electricity · Energy · energy efficiency · energy home

AOL’s utterly misleading title re gasoline prices impact on auto buyers

April 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on AOL’s utterly misleading title re gasoline prices impact on auto buyers

AOL Auto News popped into my inbox and their first story headline had me clicking to read the full piece. The title in question: Car Buyers Won’t Change Habits Until Gas Hits $6.51 A Gallon Rising gas prices are changing consumers habits, but not the way you may think Pretty dramatic news,that gas prices would […]

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Tags: automobiles · Energy · energy efficiency · gasoline · journalism · truthiness

ACI National: reasons to have it on your calendar

March 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

I oft-times describe myself as a ‘systems-of-systems’ thinker (not engineer), fascinated by how (oft-times radically) different things interact in ways and for results unrealizable if we rest in a stove-piped consideration of some narrow part of a problem or the world.  While the domains I focus on, our e3 (economic, energy, environmental) challenges and opportunities, […]

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Tags: energy efficiency

Is corrected online graphic enough? WashPost Cost-to-Buy vs Cost-to-Own fail

March 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Is corrected online graphic enough? WashPost Cost-to-Buy vs Cost-to-Own fail

On Friday, 9 March 2012, The Washington Post front page had a prominent article laying out a case for ridiculing the Department of Energy for awarding an “affordability prize” to a $50 light bulb. The article laid out how the bulb was so expensive to purchase and discussed how that purchase price would deter people […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · journalism · lighting · Washington Post

Bipartisan understanding of basic climate reality

February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Despite the panoply of Republican political elite suffering from acute anti-science syndrome (Santorum, Gingrich, Inhofe), a basic reality: A majority of Americans (including a plurality of Republicans) understand that climate deniers are deceivers and disconnected from reality. Earlier today, the Brookings Institution released Belief in Global Warming on the Rebound: National Survey of American Public […]

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Tags: 746 · energy efficiency · Global Warming

Breaking Heartless-news for Valentine’s Day: “Dissuading teachers from teaching science …”

February 15th, 2012 · 20 Comments

An anonymous leaker sent a number of climate-science related bloggers/blog sites a trove of internal documents from libertarian Heartland Institute. While the material points to many nefarious Heartland Institute efforts, such as supporting undermining of Wisconsin’s public education, the most extensive material is about Heartland’s heartless efforts to foster disinformation about climate science, to undermine […]

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Steve King revels in wasting taxpayers’ money

February 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Steve King revels in wasting taxpayers’ money

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Representative Steve King (R-IA-5) made it very clear not just that he purposefully wastes taxpayers’ money but that he takes joy in doing so. King referred to the House office building janitors during Pelosi’s time as speaker as her “Stasi troops” — referring to oppressive secret police in […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · lighting · political symbols · politics