The natural refrigerant set to reduce supermarket energy use The Guardian, March 4, 2015 A new waste product derived from sugar beet could help cut supermarket energy consumption from refrigeration Could the sugar you have in your morning coffee help prevent global warming? Sainsbury’s thinks the answer is yes and is putting the question to […]
New York’s Five Cities Energy Plan to Reduce Costs, Consumption and Emissions Breaking Energy, February 19, 2015 At the New York Power Authority (NYPA), we firmly believe that when you know more about energy consumption, you can take real and meaningful steps to reduce it. Last year, NYPA embarked on an ambitious project to create […]
VERMONT’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS ABOVE AVERAGE, REPORT SAYS VT Digger, January 30, 2015 Vermont’s electric efficiency utilities saved more money for electric customers than similar utilities across the country in 2012, but at a higher short term cost, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Public Service. Two utilities in Vermont are designed […]
Increased wealth typically leads to increased energy use – but this link appears to have been broken by technology and government policy. New analysis of government statistics for BBC News shows that the average person in the UK is using 10% less electricity than five years ago.
After similar energy-saving rules for vacuum cleaners provoked a storm of criticism from UK newspapers last autumn, the planned TV rules may be a test case for new ‘ecodesign’ formulas for kettles, toasters and hairdryers, due to be announced next year.
tudy after study has concluded that the most economically efficient and environmentally meaningful way to reform energy use is to minimize energy waste before maximizing energy production. On a consumer level, that means plugging energy leaks in a house’s or apartment’s walls before putting solar panels on the roof.