ABC5 News, Des Moines – About Time to Get an Energy Audit

<p>by Phil Prazan</p> <p>pprazan@myabc5.com</p> <p>@PhilPrazan<br/></p> <p>As you have surely noticed, it’s getting a bit cooler outside, which for many of us means a much higher energy bill.<br/> <br/>Mid-American Energy wants customers to know about a free option to save on those higher bills. It’s called an energy audit. <br/> <br/>Make an appointment and an auditor will come […]

Why You Need An Energy Audit

<a class=”rpuRepostUsButton” href=”https://secure.repost.us/syndicate/create?url=http://greenbuildingelements.com/2012/10/19/why-you-need-an-energy-audit/”><img src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/c776e_repostus_bttn_lng_repost.png” /></a> <a href=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/c776e_energy-audit-home-system.jpg”><img class=”size-full wp-image-8332 ” src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/c776e_energy-audit-home-system.jpg” alt=”Energy Audit — The Home As a System” width=”300″ height=”257″ /></a><p class=”wp-caption-text”>U.S. Department Of Energy</p> <p><strong><em>You need to have an energy audit performed on your home.</em></strong></p> <p>As a green home consultant, there are preciously few definitive pieces of advice that I can give all-comers.</p> […]

The Attack on Green Energy

<p>Conservative critics of the Obama administration’s move to promote renewable energy typically make the argument that government is ill-equipped to “pick winners” and invest in or subsidize new businesses. In his recent <em>New York Times</em> column, <a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/opinion/brooks-a-sad-green-story.html?ref=davidbrooks” target=”_hplink”>David Brooks</a> acknowledges the climate problem and advocates a carbon tax, but devotes most of his piece […]

Philippines Wind Power Generation & Future Potential

The Philippines is Asia's leading country for wind power generation

Intro to the History of Wind Power The power of the wind has been used by people for thousands of years for sailing and ventilation. Harnessing the wind for mechanical power can be traced back to the first century AD, when Greek engineer Heron of Alexandria constructed a wind-powered organ. Windmills, used for agriculture and […]

How to perform a home energy audit

<p>Dear Jim: I don’t have a huge budget to work with, but I would like to make my house more energy efficient. Instead of spending some of it on a professional energy audit, how can I do an energy audit myself? – Steve M.</p><p>Dear Steve: Even if your house is already reasonably energy efficient, there […]

Will green energy keep Europe competitive?

<!– S BO –><p>What has happened to Europe’s big ambition to lead the world toward a low-carbon, sustainable future? </p><p>As austerity bites so doubts intensify about the wisdom of decarbonising the European economy and financing greener growth in the developing world. </p><p>EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard says while avoiding bankrupty is top of […]

A do-it-yourself energy audit

<p class=”p402_premium”>Q. I don’t have a huge budget to work with, but I would like to make my house more energy efficient. Instead of spending some of it on a professional energy audit, how can I do an energy audit myself?</p> <p class=”p402_premium”>A. Even if your house is already reasonably energy efficient, there likely are […]

Video: Easy Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Bill (Sponsored)

<p><em>This article is sponsored by <a href=”http://www.homedepot.com/”>Home Depot:</a></em></p> <p>Time is money, the old adage goes, but so is a well-winterized house. Stopping air leakages can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the <a href=”http://energy.gov/about-us”>U.S. Department of Energy</a>.</p> <p>The first step is to do an energy audit of your house, keeping an […]

Demand Response: Green Energy’s Gateway Drug?

<p><a title=”NYAS: Data-Driven Built Environment” href=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/585f9_image.axdid91785ad3-d4b0-4b40-86d9-9c34efe5b533ampt634679422760100000″><img class=”alignright” src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/585f9_image.axdid91785ad3-d4b0-4b40-86d9-9c34efe5b533ampt634679422760100000″ alt=”The Data-Driven Built Environment” width=”420″ height=”180″ /></a>I made my way to <span><a href=”http://www.forbes.com/places/ma/boston/”>Boston</a></span> this afternoon for the <a href=”http://www.enernoc.com/energysmart/”>EnergySMART 2012 Conference</a>, which kicks off tomorrow at the crack of dawn.</p> <p><a href=”http://www.enernoc.com/”>EnerNOC</a>, a pioneer of data-driven demand response and <a href=”http://www.eere.energy.gov/”>energy efficiency</a> applications, is the perennial master […]

Green Energy at Flagler College

<p><em>By Jessie R. Box | gargoyle@flagler.edu</em></p> <a href=”http://gargoyle.flagler.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC03067.jpg”><img class=”size-thumbnail wp-image-21699″ src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/fe31e_DSC03067-e1348770968197-150×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ /></a><p class=”wp-caption-text”>Victor Cheney holding the LED lights for the gym</p> <p>The Flagler College Maintenence Department is saving energy by changing the air conditioners and installing LED lights in the school.</p> <p>“Prudent management of resources is a key operating principle at Flagler,” […]

District to look for more ways to cut energy use

<h2 class=”contentheading”> <a href=”/snt/news/index.php/2010-04-07-20-18-16/middle-township-news/29997-district-to-look-for-more-ways-to-cut-energy-use.html” class=”contentpagetitle”> District to look for more ways to cut energy use</a> </h2> <p class=”articleinfo”> <span class=”createdby”> Written by Alex Davis </span> <span class=”createdate”> Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 am </span> </p> <p class=”buttonheading”> </p> <!– JoomlaWorks “Disqus Comment System for Joomla!” Plugin (v2.2) starts here –> <span></span> <p>MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Since […]

Energy students find ways to save school thousands

  by Nick Smith <p class=”storyIntro”> <span class=”storyDateline”>LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) — </span> Some smart students are brainstorming to help their school save money. They are members of Livermore High School’s Green Engineering Academy and were part of a district wide energy audit – tasked with finding ways to cut energy costs. </p> <p></p><p> “It all started […]

Installing energy-efficient features to reduce monthly utility bills

<h4> <h4><a href=”http://business.inquirer.net/column/green-architrends”>Green Architrends</a></h4> </h4> <h4></h4> <span></span> <a>By</a> <a href=”http://business.inquirer.net/byline/amado-de-jesus” rel=”tag”>Amado de Jesus</a><br /><a href=”http://business.inquirer.net/source/philippine-daily-inquirer” rel=”tag”>Philippine Daily Inquirer</a> <!– /metas –> <p></p><a href=”http://business.inquirer.net/files/2012/09/mortgage.jpg”><img class=”size-medium wp-image-84494 ” src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/9ded3_300x225xmortgage-300×225.jpg.pagespeed.ic.rGSjZz9X8E.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ /></a><p class=”wp-caption-text”>GREEN home mortgages confirm that a green building program can encourage homebuyers to choose green-rated homes with up to 50 percent reduced utility bills […]

MSU study: 2025 green energy ballot proposal would boost state economy

Michigan State University Green Energy

<a href=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/msu_logo-e1349197545705.jpg”><img src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/msu_logo-e1349197545705.jpg” alt=”Michigan State University Green Energy” title=”MSU Logo” width=”105″ height=”150″ class=”alignright size-full wp-image-698″ /></a><p>Spartans are known for going green, but the state of Michigan could follow suit if a ballot proposal mandating renewable energy standards passes in November. </p> <p><a href=”http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8735—,00.html”>Proposal 3</a>, filed by Michigan Energy, <a href=”http://mienergymijobs.com/”>Michigan Jobs</a>, would amend the Michigan […]

New Energy Audit Program from Dr. Energy Saver Lansing

<p><em>Dr. Energy Saver Lansing has been selected to help deliver energy savings to customers through a new program.</em></p> <p class=”releaseDateline”>Lansing, MI (PRWEB) September 28, 2012</p> <p>Dr. Energy Saver Lansing has been selected to help deliver energy savings to customers through a new program jointly developed by DTE Energy Company and the Building Science Academy. Their […]

The growth of community-owned green energy in Canada

<p></p><p>Community power was given a boost this summer with the release of the second round of Nova Scotia’s Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) projects on July 9, 2012 and Ontario’s FIT 2.0 Program Rules on August 10, 2012.</p> <p>Until now, ownership and participation in Canada’s growing green energy sector has been dominated by private sector interests. […]

Free green energy, farm tours set for Oct. 6

<p>BALTIMORE – The annual Green Energy Ohio Tour is coming to the Baltimore area on Saturday, Oct. 6.</p> <p>From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants can learn more about geothermal, solar and wind energy plus visit a working farm with beef cattle, Boer meat goats and a llama.</p> <p>If you only have time for one […]

Good news for green energy

<p class=”body”> The renewable energy sector has good reasons to rejoice over the approval of financial restructuring of electricity distribution companies by the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs, and not just because the utilities will soon have money to pay their dues to wind-power companies. </p> <p class=”body”> It is widely expected that States will […]

Solar power: Australia has an abundance of solar energy that can be safely …

<img src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/89531_782616-solar-power.jpg” alt=”solar power” width=”650″ height=”366″ /> <!– // .image-frame –> <p class=”caption”> <span class=”caption-text”>Solar power: Australia has an abundance of solar energy that can be safely harnessed. Picture: Dean Martin </span> <span class=”image-source”><em>Source:</em> The Advertiser</span> </p> <!– // .caption –> <!– // .tabs .js-tabbed –> <!– // .article-media –> <p><strong> <!– google_ad_section_start(name=story_introduction, weight=high) –> […]

Dominion Launches New Energy Conservation Programs

<p>Dominion makes money based on the amount of electricity it sells its customers, but, the hitch is, there’s only so much power on the grid to go around.</p> <p>That’s why the utility company has launched four new energy conservation programs to teach homeowners how to cut back electricity usage and save money in the long […]