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.

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...

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...

The HVAC Factor: HCFC Phase Outs On The Way

Guest Contributor Colleen Hughes explains how the manufacture of a commonly used refrigerant will cease at the end of... ...Read More...

Nation’s Infrastructure: Barely Passing

Decades of underfunding and inattention have jeopardized the ability of our nation’s infrastructure to support our economy and facilitate our way of life. On 1/28/09, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure—assigning a cumulative grade of D to the nation’s infrastructure and noting a five year investment need of $2.2 trillion from all levels of government and the private... ...Read More...

EPRI to Study Adding Carbon Capture To Existing Coal Power Plants

Project will evaluate retrofitting capture systems at five diverse... ...Read More...

First Higher Ed Contract Under Clinton Climate Initiative Signed

Lee College has entered into an energy savings performance contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. to perform energy retrofits on its campus in Baytown, TX.... ...Read More...

LonMark Collaborating With GreenLink Alliance

The partnership provides a platform for LonMark’s work in with open and interoperable standards and GreenLink’s mission to expand tax incentives for the use of intelligent control technology in existing... ...Read More...