Forbes’ Take On What is Holding Back The Growth of Solar Power…

May 24th 2012: Yesterday, Justin Gerdes, a contributor for Forbes magazine, wrote a piece that breaks down what he believes is holding back the growth of Solar Power. Please take a moment and read this very informative and insightful article: Solar Power More Competitive Than Decision-Makers Or Consumers Realize Michael Charles Tobias, Contributon Are the […]

U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center

Below are the Department Of Energy’s updates regarding the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center. The DOE announced these developments on April 13th: Selections Named for U.S.-India Joint Energy Center The Energy Department on April 13 announced the selection of three consortia that will make up the $125 million U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and […]

Partner Energy’s Lance Collins makes the news!

On April 10, 2012, Partner Energy’s Lance Collins was featured in the Long Beach Business Journal. This article focuses on Long Beach’s USGBC chapter and on the working (environmentally conscious) professionals that make this chapter so successful: Working To Bring Public And Private Sectors Together On Environment By Sean Belk – Staff Writer April 10, 2012 – The […]

Startup Making Big Moves In The Solar Energy Field

Below is a fantastic article about one company’s solar panels that are able to concentrate sunlight, making it the world’s most efficient solar panel:     Concentrated Solar Startup Sets a New Efficiency Record Semprius makes solar modules using tiny cells that need less cooling. Friday, February 3, 2012 By Kevin Bullis Semprius, a startup […]

3 Utility Companies + 1 Online Tool = Customers and Businesses Saving $ and energy!

Wed. January 18, 2012: Three utility companies (Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Pacific Gas,) announced, on Wednesday, that they are launching a web-based tool to assist their customers in saving energy and money. Take a moment and read the full article that was printed in the Los Angeles Times:   Utilities […]

Use Energy-Efficient Chargers… It will soon be the law!

On January 12, 2012, the state of California passed a vote to required device manufacturers to only ship energy-efficient handset chargers. This law is on track to be implamented in February 2013 and is anticipated to save households money on their electricity bills. Read Slash Gear’s  full article below:   The eco-friendly state of California […]

Are LED Lights Right For Your Next Project?

In a time where so much importance has been placed on “Going Green,” LED lights seem like the natural energy efficient and “Green” choice to make when you are replacing your old bulbs and/or are starting a new project from scratch. Earlier this month, BUILDINGS published an article that might make you reconsider using LED […]

Can Thermostats Be Clever AND Hip?

Please take a moment to read the following article (courtesy of the New York Times,)  about how one company is rethinking the thermostat:   A Thermostat That’s Clever, Not Clunky By DAVID POGUE Steve Jobs may have transformed a bunch of industries, but his great skill wasn’t really inventing. Instead, he was the world’s greatest makeover wizard. […]

$4B Better Buildings Challenge and What this Means for the Future of Energy Efficiency

        On Friday December 2, 2011, President Obama announced that  nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private-sector money will be put into energy upgrades for federal and private sector buildings, over the next two years. Obama’s monetary commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge, undoubtedly means more jobs, a significant reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions and huge energy savings […]

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