Lately, it seems everyone is embracing energy efficiency. It is the weapon of choice in the fight against wasteful electricity, greenhouse gases and global warming. Easy to talk about on loftier levels, it’s maybe not as easy to translate into real world terms.
In the quest to transform the use of electricity in the United States, efficiency measures face some of the same obstacles to widespread adoption as their green-energy cousin, renewable power. In particular, cost is the great inhibitor.
The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization, recently released a first-of-its-kind review of the solar work force in the United States. The report, “National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S.
Are you still installing T12 fluorescent lamps? If so, time is running out on the opportunity for your customers to take advantage of rebates and tax incentives for upgrading to more energy-efficient alternatives.
With the cornucopia of wireless technology products consumers enjoy today, it’s almost hard to remember that, only a few years ago, much of it was only a pipe dream. Then, wired broadband was still the rage.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.6 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 307,000 units, the best pace since June, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department.
The saga of Massachusetts’ Cape Wind Project has progressed slowly and painfully. Proponents will take it. After a decade of bureaucratic and legal wrangling, the embattled project has crossed some major thresholds. In October, U.S.
One of the biggest obstacles to kick-starting the alternative-energy industries is cash. Funding pays for research and development of new and more efficient products, which makes the industries more cost competitive with traditional power sources. Without the money, it’s a proverbial Catch-22.
Verify Markets released a market research report on the North American electric vehicle (EV) charging industry. The market is expected to grow rapidly over the next five to seven years, reaching $3.09 billion by 2017.
The road from potential to actual is often long, winding and windy. Add controversial, and you have the path taken by offshore wind to becoming a viable source of electricity for America’s energy markets.
Total construction spending edged up 0.4 percent between July and August to $812 billion, driven by increases in public construction activity including stimulus and base realignment projects, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of
Utilities in many parts of the world, and especially in the United States, are experiencing radical operational change as they deploy smart grid upgrades. Many utilities are already seeking consulting and implementation services from vendors to assist with smart grid deployments.
A New Hampshire program that provides financial incentives to homeowners for installing solar- or wind-power generating systems may be a victim of its own success. Public officials are taking steps to prevent its demise.