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Could Existing VFD Tech Put a Colossal Dent in Global Energy Use?

June 16, 2011


ABB put together the awesome infographic below to illustrate how existing electric motors are a major efficiency challenge globally and the opportunities for savings. Please allow yourself to be wow’ed. Infographic respectfully snagged from: Cleantechnica Advertisements

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5 Cliches Energy Secretary Steven Chu Doesn’t Fall Victim To

June 13, 2011


US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is an energy bad ass. His work as Energy Secretary and with revamping the Department of Energy has been inspiring, to say the least. Budget cuts don’t shake him – he’ll find new ways to incentivize innovation that don’t cost billions. Opposition from congress? Bah – he’ll wrangle support […]

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Clean Tech Battle Cry For Generation Y

May 25, 2011


I recently wrote about the struggles of clean tech to thrive without incentives from government funded research, federal tax cuts, and consumer financial programs. It stemmed quite the conversation in the comments section. Can clean tech continue to boom? If the elimination of incentive to drive demand and access is merely a road block, how […]

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Can Clean Tech Survive Without Incentive?

May 21, 2011


There’s a buzz amongst the web that the clean tech (clean energy technology) industry is looking pretty dismal at the moment. Despite reporting major venture capitalist dollars in clean tech for the first quarter, there’s more to this than meets the eye. The recently reported surge in clean tech funding has come from later-round investments […]

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Energy Visionaries Can Overcome Objections to Innovation

May 15, 2011


Energy issues are present in plenty, these days. What’s not so common are the visionaries the energy industry needs to build and maintain momentum, support, and action. There are so many naysayers quick to jump on the anti-renewable bandwagon out there. I know from experience. Being once a student of renewable energy technology, I heard […]

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US DOE Takes Efficiency Clean-Tech Global

May 12, 2011


The US Department of Energy (DOE) just keeps getting smarter. Today, the DOE announced yet another awesome program to spark the global energy efficiency momentum and clean tech innovation. The program includes a $1 million grant for a US organization to train energy managers and engineers in China and India to perform energy assessments on […]

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Video Share: Hilarious Street Interviews on Energy

May 11, 2011


Recently, I had a day long seminar on selling energy efficiency to customers. It was a great training for many reasons – but this video that was presented to us was icing on the cake. Being an energy professional, I’m probably a little biased. A non-descript man with a microphone wanders the streets asking people […]

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LED vs Other Lighting: An Infographic

May 9, 2011


I just thought this infographic was too cool not to share. It provides a great visual representation of how the three most popular lighting technologies (incandescent, CFL, and LED) compare to one another in terms of efficiency. Infographic from  

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DOE Innovation Challenge + Clean Tech Start Ups = Pure Genius

May 2, 2011

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In April, the US Department of Energy announced it would be hosting a really neat new competition – America’s Next Top Energy Innovator. Though it sounds like a reality TV contest, it is actually a creative way for the US government to get the nation’s top innovators linked up with existing unlicensed patents for new […]

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Induction Lighting: The Unsung (Temporary) Hero

April 22, 2011


Outdoor lighting is tough. High intensity discharge (HID) lighting is the typical technology you’ll find up at the tippy-top of parking lot light posts, tucked in parking garages, illuminating airport runways, and lighting our streets. HID lighting has two benefits: it’s cheap to buy the lights and it gets the job done. But it has […]

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