"Tom: Could you expand on that a bit? I'm not really following what you're saying. I was talking about consumers. In MA, the "retail power sellers" are most certainly "delivering on the promised of deregulation" at least…"
""You might almost call deregulation of the market an utter failure because the sign-up rate is so abysmal."
Actually, it might be a sign of success. In MA, deregulation has forced the electric utilities to offer highly competitive rates…"
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"My 1850's Greek Revival has a dry stone foundation. I sprayed the inside from the floor to the top of the rim joist with 2.5" (R-15.5) of closed cell foam but did nothing to the outside (granted, the dry stone foundation was only below…"
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"What I see is pictures of a mass of snow and ice flowing down an incline that has little friction (like a metal or membrane roof). Like a glacier. Does this have anything to do with heat loss?
Also, the pictures of bare spots on the roof around…"
"I agree with most of your diagnosis but you went a bit off track here: "Remembering that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics states simply that hot goes to cold, the warmer air in the attic was trying to force its way into the cooler home. …"
"OK, let's think about this. There is some cool air coming through the door at the right but none whatsoever through the door on the left. This looks like it might be an interior wall, with maybe a closet entrance on the right. So let's…"
The U.S. Dept of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2015 opens to the public on Oct. 8—just a few days away. Here's a highlight of team Crowder/Drury (Crowder College and Drury University) and team Mass/Central America (Western New England University,…