Energy Battle is a new game that may be the solution to training a younger generation to save energy at home. It was developed by graduate students at Delft University of Technology.…Continue
These are the latest ideas and bills in congress, which may or may not actually happen.
First up are new tax credits for homeowners investing in energy efficiency upgrades. The Cut Energy Bills at Home Act.
It's based on annual predicted energy cost savings from heating, cooling, hot water and “permanent lighting” in a primary residence. For a minimum credit of $2,000, homes would need to reduce energy costs by 20 percent. Incremental credits are…Continue
It's intermittent. Solar energy is only available when the sun is shining.
It's low efficiency. It requires large areas of land.
It's not completely free of environmental impact. Ultrapure polysilicon is now scarce.
It's high cost.
You must climb your roof to wash it off. Just ask Ed Begley, Jr.!
You woke up this morning full of vim and vigor, ready to tackle the world of home energy efficiency. Of course, your first dreamy thoughts were: is this major solar flare going to knockout electricity in the midwest power grid, and then, if Fermilab has found proof of the Higgs Boson, will I be able to fully explain the phenomena of convection and chimney effect to people? After your morning coffee, the reality check sets…Continue
It really wouldn't be fair not to share this timely report, which was aired in major cities last night:
It describes a buying program which resembles other rewards programs. The website is called Neighbor Oil. They offer discounts on oil and propane, based on a points system.…Continue
Added by Tom DelConte on March 6, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
Fuel poverty, that is to say people who can't afford to heat their homes, is at all time high levels in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. It causes at times a terrible human condition, death, which is estimated as 8,000 people per year in the U.K. There have been calls for immediate "super energy efficiency." No doubt the rest of the world is affected, also.
Heating oil prices in the U.S. are topping $4.11/gal(up), propane $2.90/gal(up), natural gas…Continue
... shhh, don't tell ! I recently ran across this functionality on Accuweather, after doing a google search for something or other:
If you click on the about button, you essentially get a zero explanation. Monitoring it for several days, it seems to prioritize sunniness, then temperature, then who…Continue