Archive for January, 2011

How to Make Energy Efficiency Affordable

January 20th, 2011

TITLE: How to Make Energy Efficiency Affordable
SOURCE: Reuters (contributed by Elisa Wood)
DATE: 01/20/11
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SUMMARY: Energy efficiency is a tortoise in the green energy race. Not glamorous like solar, wind or smart grid, it tends to plod along in the back of the pack, attracting little media attention. But being last can be a good thing; you learn from the frontrunners.

Taking the Risk out of Energy Efficiency Projects

January 10th, 2011

TITLE: Taking the Risk out of Energy Efficiency Projects
SOURCE: technology review
DATE: 01/10/11
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SUMMARY: In December BAE, which has its U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, announced a $2 million project to upgrade heating and cooling equipment, pumps, and motors and control systems at its facility in Greenlawn, New York. The company won’t be paying that price for the upgrades, however. Instead, it will pay project developer Metrus Energy an amount based on how much it saves on energy use.