All posts published in 2015


Forbes’ 30-Under-30 List in Energy

It’s always a challenge to find a new set of nominees for Forbes’ 30-Under-30 list in energy. This despite the fact that the “energy industry” is quite likely the biggest in the world. According to the International Energy Agency, keeping the people of the world supplied with energy in all its forms costs about $1.7 trillion a year.


Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 Done for the Year?

The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 has hit a roadblock in the US Senate this week, as retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blocked a motion to expedite passage of the federal energy legislation. Among its provisions, the bill sought to create new metrics for measuring energy use in federal data centers – and enforce new energy efficiency standards.

Nest-Thermostat Smart Thermostats

Interest in Smart Thermostats Increasing

Since 2013, the market for communicating and smart thermostats has exploded, according to Navigant Research, with 2014 seeing stronger traction with significant business activity in the form of mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, technological growth, and more conclusive evidence of cost-effectiveness.

HVAC Installation Errors Lead to Efficiency Losses

The push for more efficient air conditioners and heat pumps aims to significantly reduce the 30 per cent share of residential electrical energy use devoted to cooling and heating, but the benefits of improved energy efficiency ratings count for nothing if the equipment is not installed properly, the report says.