Posts Tagged ‘Electricity’


Google Helps Drive Solar

Posted on October 11th, 2011 by

On September 27, 2011, Google announced that it was putting $75 million into financing for solar rooftops on homes in California. It is great that Google made[...]

1,000 Households, 10 Schools, 10,000 Individuals: Electrifying Villages and Schools in India

Posted on September 28th, 2011 by

In India, according to the World Bank, approximately 400 million people are without access to reliable electricity and an estimated 100,000 villages are without access[...]

Turn off the Lights. Turn on the Savings.

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by

Did you know lighting consumes up to 40% of a commercial facility’s electricity? The heat output from lights also impacts cooling loads. The following four[...]

The Demand Response Advantage: More Money For Customers

Posted on July 19th, 2011 by

Gregg Dixon, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for EnerNOC, discusses how his company is helping smooth the load on the grid through innovative demand[...]

Baltimore Gas & Electric Smart Grid Learnings

Posted on June 20th, 2011 by

Ken DeFontes, President and CEO of Baltimore Gas & Electric, discusses his company’s approach to implementing smart grid technology into BG&E’s territory.

Echo Captures More Untapped Solar Energy

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by

As costs for energy continue to rise, installing a solar energy system could be one of the most important upgrades a home owner can make.[...]
Federal EV Pilot Project

U.S. Launches 1st Federal Electric Vehicle Pilot

Posted on May 31st, 2011 by

The Solar Impulse successfully lands in Brussels, the U.S. launches its first Federal Electric Vehicle pilot, and New York become the home to the first fuel cell that has powered a residential building.

New Hybrid Volvo Truck Crash-Testing Details

Posted on May 25th, 2011 by

Details on what steps Volvo has taken to ensure the safety of the Volvo FE Hybrid vehicle.
Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells: Let The Truth Be Told

Posted on May 9th, 2011 by

Fuel Cells.  What began as a straightforward concept before evolving into a buzzword in the energy industry has now become part of the technology running[...]

Waste-to-Energy Conversion Market: It’s Large & Growing

Posted on March 10th, 2011 by

Waste-to-energy conversion (WTE) involves the processing of many different types of unusable wastestreams into heat, electricity, and other forms of energy. In 2008, the U.S.[...]

Reducing Your Electricity Bills Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

Posted on February 27th, 2011 by

Most of us tend to get scared when we receive our electricity bill wondering what the amount is going to be. Just worrying about it,[...]

What Is Nuclear Energy?

Posted on February 14th, 2011 by

Nuclear power plants produce electricity by boiling water into steam. This steam then turns turbines to produce electricity. Where nuclear energy facilities differ from power[...]
The above graph breaks down energy consumption by the U.S. Military in 2009 based on data from DoD FEMRFY2009.

How Much Energy Does the U.S. Military Consume?

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 by

Since the beginning of the 20th century energy has been a critical factor for armed forces worldwide. From the end of the Cold War to[...]

Brazil To Beat Its Carbon Reduction Targets

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by

DOE reports show oil reaching $83-87 barrel soon, Brazil implements plans that will ensure that they beat their carbon reduction targets, and Verizon Business and[...]

How To Effectively Convey Green Messaging Online

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by

It seems like green and sustainable companies are, just like everyone else, trying to figure out the best way to effectively communicate their message online.[...]