• Wayland Hall Earns Precious Metal

    James Madison University's Wayland Hall is the first renovated residence hall in the country to receive the... Tagged: JMU Topic: LEED

  • Solar surge drives record clean energy investment in 2011

    Total new investment in clean energy increased 5% to $260bn in 2011, despite the sluggish global economy and a painful squeeze on manufacturers

    London and New York, 12... Tagged: United States Topic: Solar;

  • Over Half of Germany's Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies

    Germany's promotion of renewable energy rightly gets singled... Tagged: International; Topic: Renewables;

  • Automated Vehicles and the Future of Fuel Efficiency

    Cars these days are becoming more and more like computers on wheels. Many car enthusiasts long for the days of simpler designs where they can figure out exactly what's going on... Topic: Fuel efficiency

  • Prius Plug-in Versus Volt: Which Costs Less to Drive?

    Now that Toyota’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid has been officially announced, we can begin the comparisons with the... Topic: EV, Price, Hybrid

  • Now you can determine the solar efficiency of your roof

    It is becoming more and more common to install solar panels on roofs in order to obtain green electricity, but not all roofs are equally suitable.... Topic: Solar, Solar resource

  • Vermont Experiments in Cow Power

    A recent case study in the State of Vermont suggests that deriving electricity from cow manure may be economically feasible. This small and largely agrarian state has no... Tagged: Vermont Topic: Biomass, Waste-to-energy, Anerobic digester

  • World's first consumer standard label for wind power launched

    The technical standard for the first global consumer label for companies to buy wind power and other clean... Tagged: International Topic: Wind

  • Charge It Up: Installing an EV Charging Station at Home

    Exciting, economical, and emission free: That’s the new world of electric vehicles!... Topic: EV

  • World First Low Carbon Fuel to Be Developed for Virgin Atlantic

    Virgin Atlantic today announced the development of a world-first low carbon aviation fuel with just half the carbon footprint of the standard fossil fuel alternative.
    ... Topic: Waste-to-energy

  • Nest Learning Thermostat: Shiny Toy or Serious Tool?

    It looks a bit like a hockey puck, but it’s designed to keep your home warm in the winter, while cooling it in the summer. But while it is indeed slick, it’s a lot smarter than... Topic: Efficiency, Thermostat

  • SAVE Act: Building Energy Efficiency into Home Value

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Alliance to Save Energy issued the following statement by President Kateri Callahan:

    "Every so often, a policy proposal turns out to be every... Tagged: Congress Topic: Efficiency, Legislation, Financing

  • A War Against Food Waste

    A food industry alliance is planning a three-year initiative to reduce the tremendous amount of food that Americans still throw in the garbage even as they grow... Topic: Biomass, Sustainability

  • Meet the Energy Superbugs: Extremophiles

    Extremophiles are tiny microbes that are able to thrive in hot, salty and even acidic or gaseous environments that would kill other forms of life.... Topic: Wind, Biomass, Waste-to-energy

  • Key Step Nears in Va. Quest for Offshore Winds

    A top state energy official says the federal government is preparing to accept expressions of interest from prospective developers of... Tagged: Virginia Topic: Wind, Offshore

  • Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields

     

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    Tagged: Geothermal Topic: Natural gas, Solar
  • Health Effects and Light Bulbs

    For the first time scientists examined melatonin suppression in a various types of light bulbs, primarily those used for outdoor illumination, such as streetlights, road... Topic: Lighting, CFL, Solar

  • Duke Energy to Build Second Pennsylvania Wind Farm

     

    Duke Energy will build a new ... Topic: Wind farm, Wind, Utility scale

  • Military spearheads clean-energy drive

     

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    Tagged: Ethanol, Electric Vehicles Topic: Renewables, Biodiesel
  • Solar homes showcase students’ energy, creativity

    University of Maryland students didn’t compete in the last Department of Energy Solar Decathlon... Topic: Solar, Site News

Valley 25x’25 promotes sensible solutions to achieve 25 percent renewable energy in the Shenandoah Valley before 2025.

Efficiency

Nest Learning Thermostat: Shiny Toy or Serious Tool?

It looks a bit like a hockey puck, but it’s designed to keep your home warm in the winter, while cooling it in the summer. But while it is indeed slick, it’s a lot smarter than a hockey puck; so smart, in fact that it can learn. I’m talking, of course, of the Nest Learning Thermostat.

SAVE Act: Building Energy Efficiency into Home Value

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Alliance to Save Energy issued the following statement by President Kateri Callahan:

"Every so often, a policy proposal turns out to be every bit as good as it sounds - and I'm pleased to say that the bipartisan SAVE Act (S. 1737) co-sponsored by Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is a prime example. S. 1737 would encourage energy efficiency by recognizing that an efficient home can save its owner tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs over the life of a mortgage - and it's a national policy that won't cost taxpayers one dime nor expand government one inch!

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Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone

In July, at the Association for Computing Machinery’s MobiSys conference, researchers from MIT and Princeton University took the best-paper award for a system that uses a network of smartphones mounted on car dashboards to collect information about traffic signals and tell drivers when slowing down could help them avoid waiting at lights.

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Motherhood, Apple Pie, and Energy Efficiency

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 11:36pm -- Jeffrey Tang

Today we celebrate Mother's Day and express gratitude to our mothers for all that they have done for us.  Like motherhood and apple pie, nobody is -- or should be -- opposed to energy efficiency (or, more accurately, efficiency and conservation).  Men and women, liberals and conservatives, young and old; everybody wins when we use less to do more.

Green Impact

This project will research, develop and implement a community outreach program that will work with local organizations and small businesses to reduce energy use and identify sustainable opportunities available to businesses in the community. This community outreach campaign will also educate and raise awareness among community members on the importance of reducing energy use and promoting renewable energy sources. The project will be conducted and serviced by JMU graduate and undergraduate students.

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