Energy Articles

Energy efficiency and management, lighting, daylighting, LEDs, CFLs, alternative energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, and others), smart buildings, and other key issues related energy usage are examined here.

What Exactly Is A Smart Grid?

In 2009, the economic stimulus package included $54 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid projects. What exactly does that all mean and how will it affect your... ...Read More...

ASHRAE Grant Challenges Students On Plug Loads

From computers to popcorn poppers to hair dryers, energy use in dormitories often runs rampant due an overload of... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Chocolate Power!

Electric power production in New Hampshire got a little bit greener this month—and the air may even smell a little bit sweeter—thanks to a collaboration between Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) and premium chocolate maker Lindt... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Data Center Energy Efficiency

Contributor Steve Yellen writes about how the interconnection of facility and technology concerns in this space require a comprehensive... ...Read More...

Data Center Energy Efficiencies

Siemens recently conducted a survey of Fortune 2000 companies on this... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: A New Regulatory “Environment”

TFM Columnist Jeff Crane ponders the debate on how legislation should be used to direct reductions in carbon dioxide... ...Read More...

Energy Focused Coalition Expands Membership

The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) has announced four new member... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Kilowatts From Carcasses (don't read this while eating)

Local schools in a small English town are part of a 12 month trial of a sustainable biodiesel made from vegetable oil and rendered animal... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Kilowatts From Carcasses (don’t read this while eating)

Local schools in a small English town are part of a 12 month trial of a sustainable biodiesel made from vegetable oil and rendered animal... ...Read More...

NEMA Supports Obama's Call for National Efficiency Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is supporting President Obama’s February 5, 2009 announcement on the importance of national energy efficiency standards for consumer and industrial equipment regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE). NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis says, “President Obama’s has signed a presidential memorandum requesting that DOE set new efficiency standards for common household... ...Read More...