How companies can tap into energy efficiency’s vast potential

For the third part of this series on utilities, and after tackling solar and power purchasing agreements (PPAs), I am going to delve into how companies save energy through efficiency.

Smart utilities are offering LED light bulbs

Here is something intelligent : utilities offering LED bulbs to decrease your energy consumption. As an example of this I received this month a FREE super efficient bulb. Thanks Seattle City Light for making my household and thousands of others more efficient ! 

Our civilization is 98 percent energy inefficient

You know it if you have been reading this blog for some time : I am an energy efficiency nut. While less sexy than renewables, consuming energy more efficiently is just the most important part of our transition towards sustainability.

Happy and sustainable 2014 ! (Starting season 8)

Dear visitors, readers and subscribers. Today, January 2nd, this humble blog turns SEVEN. As this is the first 2014 post, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and sustainable year 2014 ! I have tried from day one to bring you a selection of the latest news and best… Continue reading Happy and sustainable 2014 ! (Starting season 8)

Buenos Aires switches to LED lights, saves money

The capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, have switched its 125,000 streetlights to LED. This will cut energy consumption by half and will last five times longer. With 13 million inhabitants, it is the second largest city in South America. To TreeHugger : ” That’s just one city. It’s estimated that if cities around the… Continue reading Buenos Aires switches to LED lights, saves money

Random vacation thoughts

My time out for the past two weeks in southern France was the occasion for me to think a bit about energy and environmental issues as I was experiencing stuff I have been writing about on this blog. Exemplifying with day-to-day and real-life examples is a fantastic opportunity to see how stuff just works.  From… Continue reading Random vacation thoughts

LED lights save a lot of money, could save even much more

According to a study carried out in the United States by the local Department of Energy (DOE), the 49 million LED light bulbs already installed helped save a massive $675 million (over 500 million euros) in a single year. But wait, there is more as if all light bulbs in the United States were replaced… Continue reading LED lights save a lot of money, could save even much more

A Kickstarter success, the Nanolight

Do you know Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform more used to fund video games and other similar projects ? Well, one of its recent successes is the Nanolight, perhaps the world’s most efficient light bulb. Only consuming 12 W to offer the light of the traditional 100 W incandescent bulb, the Nanolight was developed… Continue reading A Kickstarter success, the Nanolight