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One more time--fossil fuel based (coal fired) energy is the most affordable/efficient and it is clean

You say could evil coal be clean enough–well it is.

And there is no air pollution risk that justifies the economic and human welfare damage that attaches to stupid renewables. 40 more words

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The Value of Solar Energy + Storage

In the report commissioned by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) that was carried out by Clean Power Research, a new valuation methodology set out that offers utilities, grid operators and regulators the means to find out. 149 more words

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Hot weather triggers 'Flex Alert' calling for reduced energy use

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Utility officials are urging Bay Area residents to reduce energy use during this week’s two day heat wave.

For the first time in two years, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a system-wide Flex Alert calling on residents to reduce energy use from 2 p.m. 512 more words

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Comfort is key in a passive house

Maybe your private fantasies don’t include an attic insulated to R-100, twice what’s required by the building code. Or a motion-activated gizmo that provides immediate hot water when you enter the bathroom so you don’t send thousands of gallons a year down the drain while waiting for it to warm up for a wash or shower. 2,089 more words

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[caption id="attachment_3085" align="alignnone" width="300"]0620 home green  Rendering of the home Chris Weissflog, who operates the renewable energy firm Ecogen Energy, is building for his family. Among other green features, its solar panels will meet most of the 3,000-square-foot home‚Äôs heating and cooling needs as well as powering a greenhouse with an extended growing season. With story by Patrick Langston. 0620 home green Rendering of the home Chris Weissflog, who operates the renewable energy firm Ecogen Energy, is building for his family. Among other green features, its solar panels will meet most of the 3,000-square-foot home‚Äôs heating and cooling needs as well as powering a greenhouse with an extended growing season. With story by Patrick Langston.[/caption] >" [...] The falling price of technology may still help us out of the quandary. The CHBA is currently developing a net zero and net zero-ready labelling program for home builders and renovators. A net zero home typically uses photovoltaic panels to produce as much energy as it consumes, generally selling excess electricity to the grid. A net zero-ready home is set up for, but does not include, the photovoltaic system. The CHBA’s Foster says that a net zero home including photovoltaic panels now costs $50,000 to $70,000 more than a conventional home. That’s 50 per cent of the cost of just five years ago, and the price of PV panels continues to drop. With rising energy prices, the CHBA says the extra monthly mortgage costs associated with a net zero home are now comparable to the savings in energy costs, making it net zero in more ways than one. [...]"<

Old house hack: making old windows more efficient

If you have a historical home, you typically spend gobs of money replacing drafty windows. Portlander Sam Pardue wasn’t happy with that option, so the serial entrepreneur created the… 83 more words

Made In The West

Summer Homeowner Tip #14

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Lower your utility bills instantly with the simple energy-saving trick of using a low-flow showerhead in all your bathrooms! Showerheads are the second-heaviest water users in your home and are also a major energy consumer since 70% of the water used is heated.  69 more words

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Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Advanced Energy Technology 2015, Jakarta-Recommendations

Background

Seventeen energy professionals from 12 Asian Productivity Organization (APO) members convened for a workshop jointly organized by the APO and Directorate of Productivity, Government of Indonesia, 1-5 June 2015 in Jakarta. 907 more words

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