Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

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Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

Every time I visit Japan I learn something new, and my most recent trip was no exception. This time I stayed in an apartment, which exposed me to several new energy-related devices. First, what’...

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Editorial: The Rising Cost of Home Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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September 04, 2007

Yes, the price of a subscription to Home Energy is rising. Home Energy is published by a non-profit organization, but our costs are nevertheless inescapably climbing.  You can mitigate the personal impact of the ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Getting the Price Right

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 2007

Some people claim that most of our inefficient use of energy will disappear once we “get the price right”— that is, that the price reflects the true costs of supplying that energy.&... [continue reading]

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Editorial: My House of the Future?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 06, 2007

Nothing frightens me more than those model “homes of the future.” I recently visited one of them—the “ConnectedLife” home—at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Surprising Turnabout at Energy Star

Author: Alan Meier
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March 10, 2007

For the first time, Energy Star is decertifying an entire category of product—the programmable thermostat—because it doesn’t reliably save energy (see “Energy Star Changes Approach to Programmable Thermostats,&... [continue reading]

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Editorial: That 3,000-Lb Gorilla in the Garage

Author: Alan Meier
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September 11, 2006

        With high gasoline prices, one’s attention naturally turns to that thirsty, 3,000-lb gorilla in the garage: the car. But how does gasoline consumption compare to the energy ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Arthurian Legend Meets Climate Constraints

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July 01, 2006

        On April 28, I attended a remarkable event at the University of California Berkeley campus honoring the energy efficiency achievements and sheer endurance of Dr.Arthur Rosenfeld on the occasion ... [continue reading]

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

Nicholas Jones and Jennifer Parsons

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more ...

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