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Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"No one in government wants you to disconnect from the grid. All electric houses (ON Gird) with Time of use billing from a utility company cost $. If you profess Zero Net Carbon houses then the appliances you place inside the home (energy…"
Oct 19, 2016
Ruben commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I am not arguing about the cost of the unit of energy to the consumer and I am not talking about politics. I am talking about efficiency calculation. If you are going to calculate the efficiency of a device just based on what it comes out of the…"
Oct 19, 2016
Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I sent my Time of Usage billings for California. Whether you are heating water and use electricity (Tankless or Heat Pump) the time you operate will greatly impact your billing. The introduction of propane is most necessary for Off The Gird or as a…"
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Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
Oct 19, 2016
Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I was going to add to a comment to Nickie. You can get a combination gas and induction cook tops from Gaggenau and Bertazzoni Personally i am looking for a 4 burner induction with a single gas WOK burner"
Oct 19, 2016
Nate Adams commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Great stuff Paul! I learned an interesting benefit of induction at the recent ASHRAE IAQ conference in DC. The plume off of pans is much less "energetic" for induction because less heat is applied. This makes range hoods capture more of…"
Oct 19, 2016
tedkidd commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"LOL. Ruben, you realize this is a typical Koch brothers type argument with gaping logic holes used to manipulate and confuse public opinion? In this case it appears to be deflection, not sure why you would do that... I'm with Tauran, talking…"
Oct 19, 2016
Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Ruben, I think your right about having to factor in the losses of the coal or gas fired plants into electricity. But you are not considering that the cost to drill for oil, the subsidies involved, rail cars, pipelines to be built etc also contribute…"
Oct 19, 2016
Ruben commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I don’t agree with your assessment. The reason is that your calculations do not considered the conversion efficiency of fuel into electricity, which is typically 30% for older coal-fired plants and 40% in more modern plants with steam…"
Oct 19, 2016
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Renewable Rant: Traditional Energy!

Why, when I open up a newsletter or market evaluation report about “traditional energy” markets, do I read about fossil fuels?Allow me to propagate a radical idea that I hope will change the way you think and talk about energy. First there was solar energy. It remains as steady, predictable, and powerful today as it has for the past five billion years (give or take a few creationist theories). No life form on earth relies on any other form of energy other than what the sun provides, except for…See More
Aug 29, 2016
Paul Scheckel commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"anyone have metered data to compare conventional electric cook top?"
Jun 28, 2016
Chris Miksic commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Nice comparison Paul,, I love my induction cooking, speed and less waste heat and more efficient  !!"
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Dale@EnergyWright commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"The Induction website has a wealth of information, both pro and con, about induction cooktops. http://theinductionsite.com/proandcon.php Pro chefs are switching to induction cooking for better control, faster cooking, and elimination of exposure to…"
Jun 27, 2016
Nickie Irvine commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Comment to Tauren on costs of natural gas vs electric induction.  Because of the extremely high efficiency of heat transfer and very low use (I estimate about three times more efficient and certainly quicker) - the higher electric costs are at…"
Jun 26, 2016
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Renewable Rant: Traditional Energy!

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

Why, when I open up a newsletter or market evaluation report about “traditional energy” markets, do I read about fossil fuels?

Allow me to propagate a radical idea that I hope will change the way you think and talk about energy. First there was solar energy. It remains as steady, predictable, and powerful today as it has for the past five billion years (give or take a few creationist theories). No life form on earth relies on any other form of energy other than what…

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Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 9:10am 22 Comments

Comparison Between LP Gas Range and Induction Burner

Admittedly, this is a simple and very limited analysis, but it does offer some useful information. I wrote about induction cooking 2 years ago, the cost has since come down enough that I recently bought a single coil, counter-top unit, and after a week of use, the numbers are in.

As a…

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Energy Ambassadors: Cuba and Vermont

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 8:11am 0 Comments

Last winter i had the pleasure of hosting a Cuban colleague for a week in Vermont. We toured the state's most interesting energy related sites and shared cultural perspectives. A few years earlier, Mario co-hosted an energy professionals group I toured with in Cuba. I like to think of us as Energy Ambassadors. It's a great story, but only the first chapter has been written!…

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Less oil, more courage: Energy and Art

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Hard to admit, but I'm not all fun-facts all the time. Sometimes I even pay attention to things that aren't energy related. So, rather engineering geek-speak that dominates the energy efficiency professional’s lexicon, today’s post is about “energy art” as a counterbalance to the usual “art of energy” commentary. This is a subject I've been following for many years and it's inspiring to see what artists can do with solar panels, radiators, and flame.
 
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