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Master Meters: Who pays? And, why pay?

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Master Meters: Who pays? And, why pay?

Guest Blogger J. Siegel has been doing a series of pieces on this blog (list below … latest here) on her work within her own master-metered condominium and, beyond that, on working to develop a community of master-metered communities to share lessons and seek leverage for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to help them […]

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Tags: economics · electricity · Energy · energy smart · environmental · environmental economics · master metering

Energy Smart Micro-Lending

September 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Energy Smart Micro-Lending

Today is time to take a moment to make a plug for a specific charity as I am about to write a check and you might want to as well. A bit of background first. Micro-finance programs are, imo, one of the most empowering developments around the world over the past several decades. Providing sensible […]

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Tags: Energy · energy smart · financial policy · renewable energy · solar

Does HOA stand for Hatred of America?

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Does HOA stand for Hatred of America?

The United States faces many challenges in setting a path forward to a prosperous and sustainable future.  Among the most intractable are semi-hidden rule sets that inhibit people and institutions from making the Energy Smart choice.  To be able to move forward to a lower-polluting, healthier, sustainable, and more prosperous path, those Energy Smart choices […]

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Tags: energy smart · environmental

Solar Cooking at the Farmers Market

June 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Solar Cooking at the Farmers Market

If embraced, solar cooking has the potential for providing a meaningful Silver BB in the fight to mitigate climate change, in the struggle to reduce health damage from polluting cooking (such as wood or coal burning in inadequately vented homes), and aiding economic strengthening for some of the world’s poorest people (reducing costs (both monetary […]

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Tags: eco-friendly · Energy · energy smart · environmental · green

Feedback systems and ECSTASY

May 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

As any who regularly read my work should be aware, I have a fascination with the power of feedback systems to foster behavioral change (and here and …) and help foster more Energy Smart practices and to hasten the adoption of Energy Smart/Energy COOL technologies. This guest post by Milly Watt (which, in this context, […]

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Tags: electricity · Energy · energy cool · energy smart

Energy Smart Tom speaks directly, talks tough …

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Energy Smart Tom speaks directly, talks tough …

Representative Tom Perriello (D-VA-5) was one of the first candidates to make the Energy Smart list. Today, not for the first time, he provided a clear statement as to why he merited and continues to merit a prominent position in the ‘must support’ list for anyone concerned about fostering a prosperous and secure America future. […]

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Tags: energy smart

Energy HOME: Calculating a confusing heating situation …

January 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today, a poll popped up: How do you primarily heat your home / apartment? This question gave me pause. Sadly, for a self-proclaimed (and labeled by others) energy ‘geek’ and one who values feedback (systems) to enable better decisions/energy use patterns, I realized that I simply can’t answer this question.  The problem: multiple heating systems, […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · energy home · energy smart · solar · Solar Energy

Energy COOL: Ecobuild brings together people focusing on solutions

December 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

While too much of the world’s attention turned to the falsehoods from climate deniers (such as Sarah Palin) about ClimateGate (Swifthack), there are people from around the world in Copenhagen seeking to find a path toward a global agreement to mitigate climate change. And, around the world, there are people striving to find and execute […]

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Tags: energy cool · energy smart · wind power

The Power of No Regrets … a reprise …

December 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Occasionally, it seems worthwhile to resurrect earlier discussions, to try to bring attention to elements that should be part of our national dialogue but which, sadly, seem not ingrained in people’s thinking. No Regrets strategic thinking looks to satisficing — how would this pan out across multiple scenarios. Considering what a No Regrets Strategy would […]

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Tags: clean emissions · climate change · Energy · energy smart · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · politics · pollution

German Solar Rides Power Surge to a Win

October 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

With the last moments of competition, with the last event, the German team of Decathletes surged forward to seize the lead, seize the victory of the fourth Solar Decathlon, topping second-place Illinois (The Gable House) by less than 11 points out of 1000 possible (908.27 to 897.3). The margin of victory came from just one […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · energy smart · solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy