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Renewable Rant: Traditional Energy!

Why, when I open up a newsletter or market evaluation report about “traditional energy” markets, do I read about fossil fuels?Allow me to propagate a radical idea that I hope will change the way you think and talk about energy. First there was solar energy. It remains as steady, predictable, and powerful today as it has for the past five billion years (give or take a few creationist theories). No life form on earth relies on any other form of energy other than what the sun provides, except for…See More
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Paul Scheckel commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"anyone have metered data to compare conventional electric cook top?"
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Chris Miksic commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Nice comparison Paul,, I love my induction cooking, speed and less waste heat and more efficient  !!"
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Dale@EnergyWright commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"The Induction website has a wealth of information, both pro and con, about induction cooktops. http://theinductionsite.com/proandcon.php Pro chefs are switching to induction cooking for better control, faster cooking, and elimination of exposure to…"
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Nickie Irvine commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Comment to Tauren on costs of natural gas vs electric induction.  Because of the extremely high efficiency of heat transfer and very low use (I estimate about three times more efficient and certainly quicker) - the higher electric costs are at…"
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John M. Morgan commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"My cooking has been all induction for several years (2 Max Burton countertop units), with the exception of a 1 qt. electric coffee pot. I experimented with boiling a quart of water in a small induction ready pan, with lid, vs boiling 1 qt. in the…"
Jun 26
Paul Scheckel commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Great comments, all! Electric or gas, pollutants need to be removed, though certainly far less concern with electric. Yes, the switch can be costly if you need all new pots and pans – perhaps that could be a utility perk. And it does take some…"
Jun 16
tedkidd commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks for posting this Paul! We have a Nuwave. Yep, induction is better.  Since we are using so many gas meters for skeet practice, we needed to be able to confidently tell people that beyond the indoor air quality improvement. Induction is…"
Jun 16
Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I have a Paragon counter top unit. Comes with wireless thermocouple probe and is monitored via phone apps. Never miss an alarm if you have it on your phone near you."
Jun 16
Nickie Irvine commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks Paul for the first results of your testing - much appreciated! I got a single burner portable Mirage Pro IIIG4 induction cooktop by Vollrath (Model 59500P 1800W plugged) and found that it lowered our energy use significantly. …"
Jun 16
Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks for this comparison. Now if you price out the cost of Natural gas vs electricty, what comes out as more expensive to boil that pot of water? I think its 17 cents/kwh in New York, 8 cents/kwh in Oregon. 10.45 cents/KWH National Average."
Jun 16
Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thank you for this comparison. Now matching solar daily output to induction cooking time can be measured. Cooking and water heating are the highest kWh usage"
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Independent efficiency and renewables consultant ; author Homeowner's Energy Handbook, Home Energy Diet
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Renewable Rant: Traditional Energy!

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

Why, when I open up a newsletter or market evaluation report about “traditional energy” markets, do I read about fossil fuels?

Allow me to propagate a radical idea that I hope will change the way you think and talk about energy. First there was solar energy. It remains as steady, predictable, and powerful today as it has for the past five billion years (give or take a few creationist theories). No life form on earth relies on any other form of energy other than what…

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Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 6:10am 13 Comments

Comparison Between LP Gas Range and Induction Burner

Admittedly, this is a simple and very limited analysis, but it does offer some useful information. I wrote about induction cooking 2 years ago, the cost has since come down enough that I recently bought a single coil, counter-top unit, and after a week of use, the numbers are in.

As a…

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Energy Ambassadors: Cuba and Vermont

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 5:11am 0 Comments

Last winter i had the pleasure of hosting a Cuban colleague for a week in Vermont. We toured the state's most interesting energy related sites and shared cultural perspectives. A few years earlier, Mario co-hosted an energy professionals group I toured with in Cuba. I like to think of us as Energy Ambassadors. It's a great story, but only the first chapter has been written!…

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Less oil, more courage: Energy and Art

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Hard to admit, but I'm not all fun-facts all the time. Sometimes I even pay attention to things that aren't energy related. So, rather engineering geek-speak that dominates the energy efficiency professional’s lexicon, today’s post is about “energy art” as a counterbalance to the usual “art of energy” commentary. This is a subject I've been following for many years and it's inspiring to see what artists can do with solar panels, radiators, and flame.
 
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