Camping with Thermo-electric Generation (Powered SmartPhones)

Tweet Pin It While camping over Memorial Day this year, I witnessed several people complaining about their SmartPhones (iPhones, etc.) and having to sit around the bathroom trying to get even to 20% charge. Last year Alicia and I had to coordinate who had the chargers and cables to plug in our iPhones so that […]

What’s the Hottest New iPhone Tech – FLIR ONE Review

Tweet Pin It Over the weekend I got to play with one of the coolest new tools for an energy geek – a FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera add-on for the iPhone 5/5S. You can literally measure and see how cool or hot you or anything around you is. A friend at church just got one […]

Addicted to Electricity

Tweet Pin It “My life would be miserable and I wouldn’t ever be happy, unless I had a shelf full of boardgames in my room [if I didn’t have electricity].” “If you’re not charging your iPod, could you plug in my iPhone?”  “I have another cable, I can plug them both in.” Our family is […]

Visiting a Single Stream Recycling Sorting Facility

Tweet Pin It I recently had the opportunity to visit the Casella Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Charlestown, Massachusetts. This is where they sort single stream recycling. I have always been fascinated by how they sort the recycling and I found the visit fascinating.  I was also struck by the fact that the person who […]

Lusting For The Nest

Tweet Pin It What can I say, we love Programmable Thermostats!  They are one of the easiest and most effective ways to save energy in your home.  When people ask us, “What is the one thing I should do to save energy?” we tell them to install and program a programmable thermostat. Some thermostats even program themselves […]

How many miles do you have to drive to afford a Tesla?

Tweet Pin It How many miles do you have to drive to afford a Tesla? Ok, so driving more will not actually enable you to afford a Tesla Model S, or any model for that matter, but if you can afford to buy a luxury sedan, then considering the Model S as compared to similar […]

My Dream Family Car – Tesla Model S

Tweet Pin It Last week I got to experience something that has left several of my friends green with envy.  I got to ride in a Tesla Model S all electric sedan and it was AWESOME! The whole story started a week ago while I was sharing coffee with some colleagues and friends one morning. […]

Tesla vs The New York Times

Tweet Pin It Over the past few days, I have been watching the war of words erupt between New York Times writer John Broder and Elon Musk, CEO & founder of Tesla Motors, over Broder’s recent failed test drive of the Tesla Model S all electric sedan from Washington D.C. to Boston using Tesla’s new Super […]

Green Developments from CES

Tweet Pin It You may or may not be aware that the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is happening in Las Vegas this week at which all sorts of manufacturers debut their latest and greatest electronic technologies.  Most of the items debuted feed the rampant consumerism and disposable culture that is anything but green.  In […]

Doubling Fuel Efficiency Standards by 2025

Tweet Pin It I had the opportunity today to listen in on the press call held by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where they announced that they are finalizing the national standard for fuel efficiency for passenger vehicles and light duty trucks for model years 2017-2025. The official […]