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.
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!
In the movie The Social Network, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want ads on an early version of his social network; he understands that first and foremost, his site has to be cool. And ads, he says, aren’t cool.
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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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.
A. VFERC Website
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.
These links may be helpful in finding more information about sustainability, clean energy, and local agriculture.
- Clean Energy Advocates Can Use Presidential Campaign to Vet Candidates, Shape Policy
- Renewable Energy Production Growing Despite of Obstacles
- A Look Back at 2011 Brings With It a Commitment to 2012
- 'Climate-Smart' Agriculture Includes Accelerating Renewable Energy
- Level the Playing Field for All Energy Sources
Renewable Energy World
- After December Spike, PV Module Prices Set to Decline in 2012
- Solar Getting Cheaper, But Not Equally
- There is "No Evidence" that Wind Turbine Syndrome Exists, Concludes Expert Panel
- Construction to Move Forward on NaturEner Project in Montana with Unique Financing
- Making Way for a Bigger Turbine