By Skip Laitner
Guest blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets
Why is it so hard to care about snakes? Or the desert? The climate? And especially the environment more generally?
This time the snake was real. Right there on the side of the road. Some evenings ago, however, in the waning hours of twilight, it turned out to be just a short length of black rubber hose that was also laying…Continue
Added by Elisa Wood on March 23, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments
“All politics is local.” This quote from the late US Congressman Tip O’Neill continues to frame political strategies today. It turns out his premise also applies to environmentalism. All sustainability is local, as a Massachusetts software company reveals in a new application that takes on the complicated task of quantifying the green efforts of corporations.
Massachusetts-based Energy Points has devised a…Continue
Added by Elisa Wood on March 16, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments
US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann often asks why government should tell us which kind of light bulb to choose. Turns out it’s a question with a trillion dollar answer.
We will save $1.1 trillion through 2035 because of existing energy efficiency mandates for light bulbs and appliances, according to a report issued this week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient…Continue
Added by Elisa Wood on March 9, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments
The US economy is three times larger than China’s, yet when it comes to developing a clean energy industry, China keeps besting us. The US came in second – again – to China this quarter in Ernst & Young’s much-watched …Continue