Typical Household Energy Use and Related Emissions

Tweet Pin It Have you ever wondered what the energy use of a typical household is? I came across this EPA resource while doing research for a campaign/petition I hope to start shortly and found it very useful and worth sharing. Check out the EPA’s Household Emissions Calculator Assumptions and References to find out typical […]

Going for Solar: Your First Electric Bill (Step 12)

Tweet Pin It I cannot believe how excited I was about getting an electric bill.  I was eagerly anticipating our first electric bill after we turned on our Solar Awning.  Yeah, I’m probably a little crazy, but I was excited to see how low our net-usage was, that is, how little electricity we used from […]

Learning Wrong Lessons from Nuclear Disaster in Japan

Tweet Pin It Smoke rises from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in this still image from video footage March 14, 2011. Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters I fear that as a world, and particularly in this country, we are taking away the wrong lessons from the nuclear disasters happening in Japan as a result of the 5th […]

Useful Site – FuelEconomy.gov

Tweet Pin It Considering a new or used car purchase?  Do you know that fuel economy is a major component of overall cost of car ownership? The US Department of Energy and the EPA have a great site www.fueleconomy.gov that helps you compare various model used and new cars for fuel economy.  I am really […]

Quoted on CNET Green Tech about our TED5000

Tweet Pin It A few weeks back back I talked with Martin LaMonica, editor of CNET News Green Tech, about our TED5000 home energy monitor.  He was doing research for an article about the “smart grid” and wanted to talk to me about what we thought of our home energy monitor now that we had […]

Would you buy Clean Energy Victory Bonds?

Tweet Pin It Green America is trying to push Congress to act and support Clean Energy investment in the US.  One idea that they are floating is making Clean Energy Victory Bonds (CEVBs) to help finance the rapid development of renewable energy projects and energy efficiency upgrades.  What do you think of the idea? I […]

What incentives are available for you?

Tweet Pin It One of the most common questions I get asked by friends and strangers about renewable energy, efficiency or general sustainability is: What are the incentives for me?  Now, there are the “green” incentives like doing good for the planet and combating climate change and then there is the other type of “green,” the almighty dollar.  […]