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How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?
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It occurred to me as I was reading this report that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette on Sunday.

And the powers that be push back

These are some disturbing articles I read this week:…Continue

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Started Sep 25

Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
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I recently had the good luck to meet Craig Foley.  Craig is a Real Estate Professional and Building Performance advocate and he sent me this article he wrote:…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Oct 2.

 

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Bob Blanchette replied to George Kopf's discussion How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?
"Conservation won't die with the solar movement, if anything consumers will be MORE aware of peak use.With Solar, consumers will simply be paying for available peak capacity instead of overall KWH consumption. Use all the power you want for…"
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Graham Irwin replied to George Kopf's discussion How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?
"John, Interesting though, if you read this NREL article (https://financere.nrel.gov/finance/content/germany-solar-feed-in-ta...), it would suggest that we are spending as much as Germany per installed kW if federal tax credits and accelerated…"
Oct 23
John C. Semmelhack replied to George Kopf's discussion How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?
"Graham, The U.S. is catching up to Germany very quickly on solar installs. As of the end of 2013, the Germany-to-U.S. cumulative installed solar capacity ratio was about 2.6 to 1. At the end of 2014, it will be closer to 2 to 1. The U.S. will likely…"
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Graham Irwin replied to George Kopf's discussion How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?
"George, You raise a good question. The concept of "free and unlimited" energy is not new, in fact it is arguable that this idea is what got us into the trouble we're in to begin with (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_cheap_to_meter).…"
Oct 23
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How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?

It occurred to me as I was reading this report that grid parity is likely to happen within our lifetimes.Given our species' tendency to waste energy when it is plentiful and cheap (vis a vis our current carbon-based fuel use history) what happens to energy efficiency (as a practice and…See More
Oct 22
Hal Skinner replied to George Kopf's discussion How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?
"Hi George, I have had several small and large businesses base their decision on the age old philosophy of 'Is it cost effective.  The estimate of the energy money saved by doing the job, if it was paid back in 12 months or less, they…"
Oct 22
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How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?

It occurred to me as I was reading this report that grid parity is likely to happen within our lifetimes.Given our species' tendency to waste energy when it is plentiful and cheap (vis a vis our current carbon-based fuel use history) what happens to energy efficiency (as a practice and…See More
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Tom Conlon replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"Realtors are never going to see as many shades of green as we think we can. By and large they are just waiting for us so-called technical experts to get our stories straight about what is and what is not a "green feature". Once we do, they…"
Oct 2
Jan Green replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"It helps for companies to understand what the public wants and to educate them so that realtors are aware of the need for education.  NAR's 2012 survey states that one of the top areas of interest in homes is being energy efficient.…"
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Kevin Jordan replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"so who funds the greening of the inventory? would this be company by company?"
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"Tom, Thanks for sharing this trailer.  About time we got the Whole House Building approach to Hollywood.  :-)"
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Jan Green replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"Craig, I like your thinking!  With my new broker, I've been able to communicate more effectively to my office. And the owner is finally listening now that I've been published.  I think he's starting to understand!…"
Sep 18
Craig Foley replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"Thanks Jan, your insight, as always, is invaluable. Your suggestions regarding a top down approach seem very relevant to me. Let's face it, generally speaking we work in a world of dinosaurs on this subject. I am wicked lucky (wicked in MA can…"
Sep 18
Jan Green replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"I agree Craig, on all points.  I do think that a top down approach would be more effective.  NAR produced the survey in 2013 showing that clearly 9 out of 10 consumers are concerned about energy bills.  That information needs to…"
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At 12:18pm on June 7, 2011, Tom White said…

Welcome, George to Home Energy Pros.  I'm glad to see that it's useful for you and your crews!

 

 

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At 2:58pm on May 27, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi George,

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