Elisa Wood's Blog – February 2012 Archive (4)

Energy Efficiency: A way for colleges to save and make money?

The Obama administration – and every parent with a child in college – is concerned about the ever-escalating cost of higher education. And for good reason. Tuition, room and board rose 37 percent for undergraduates at public colleges and 25 percent at private colleges (adjusted for inflation) from 2000 to 2010, according to the …

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Added by Elisa Wood on February 24, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Obama's budget good for energy efficiency

President Obama’s 2013 budget caused a lot of smiles this week among energy efficiency advocates – even if it is more of a wish list than anything else. Obama calls for about $1.2 billion in spending for energy efficiency.

 

What’s this mean to the energy efficiency industry?

 

Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, says that…

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Added by Elisa Wood on February 17, 2012 at 1:21pm — 5 Comments

Opportunities for energy innovators

For a long time ‘clean’ and  ‘green’ marked the forward trend in the energy industry. Then came the quest for ‘smart’ energy.  And now ‘innovation’ is the buzzword.

 

It’s easy to see why.  As Americans, we believe our ability to innovate sets us apart in today’s international market.  Sure China can manufacture computers and cell phones more quickly and cheaply, but we came up with Google and IPhones in the first place.

 

The energy industry offers a lot of…

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Added by Elisa Wood on February 10, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Clean energy: How much hot air?

NewScientist’s January 28 issue is likely to unsettle clean energy advocates – but it is worth the read.

 

The cover article, “Power paradox: Clean might not be green forever,” posits that even renewable energy can warm the planet, and eventually change climate, if we continue to ratchet up power production to serve our ever increasing…

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Added by Elisa Wood on February 3, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

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