01. May 2015 · Comments Off on Earth Day Generates Energy-Efficiency Efforts in the Home, With Lutron Leading the Way · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Earth Day is here – time to see the light of home energy-efficiency!“In addition to the energy savings component, convenience plays a major role in smart homes: Imagine walking into a home carrying bags of groceries and turning on the lights without having to put down, or drop, a thing.”The average homeowner might not realize that lighting accounts for an average of 10 percent of his or her annual electric bill1. To celebrate Earth Day and practice saving energy, homeowners can install dimmers and sensors to help truly maximize energy efficiency and save up to 60 percent per year on utilities2.

Source: Earth Day Generates Energy-Efficiency Efforts in the Home, With Lutron Leading the Way | Business Wire

29. April 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy, the best investment of the 21st century · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

On Tuesday, just hours before the start of Earth Day, Congress showed there is bipartisan support for smart energy policy. By voice vote, the House of Representatives passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which mandates energy efficiency improvements through stronger residential and commercial building codes and other means. The Senate passed the measure in March and it now goes to President Obama for his signature.Passing the bill is a promising sign, but it should be the beginning of a new congressional approach to clean energy, not a laurel upon which Congress can rest. A significant number of the world’s most respected economists believe that renewable energy will be one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the global economy in the next 100 years. Nations that provide either mandates or private-sector incentives to develop and commercialize renewable energy technologies through tax credits, loans and innovation funding will have a significant economic advantage over those that do not.

Source: Renewable energy, the best investment of the 21st century | TheHill

30. April 2014 · Comments Off on An electric car could cost you less than you think · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As we celebrate Earth Day with gasoline prices rising again, you might want to consider whether an electric car could work for you.

All-electric cars like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Spark or Honda Fit EV cost less than many people think, says auto analyst Tara Baukus Mello of the financial web site Bankrate.com. And electrics can even save substantial money in the right circumstances, she notes.

via An electric car could cost you less than you think – CBS News.

09. April 2014 · Comments Off on Green to Clean to Smart: 13th Annual Wall Street Green (Trading) Summit On Fire  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Peter Fusaro, of Global Change Associates, was ahead of his time 13 years ago, when he first launched the Wall Street Green Summit and he still is. Instead of a summit for traders looking for “green companies,” the intimate Columbia Club hosted leaders from big government and multinationals, inventors and entrepreneurs with breakthrough solutions, as well as fund managers meeting the demand for green. Green has penetrated the culture and it is necessity, as always, that has mothered a plethora of enterprises. As a venture capitalist, consultant and professor teaching the new wave of green entrepreneurs, Peter saw this coming already back at the first Earth Day 44 years ago. His hand-picked speakers demonstrated the depth of his connections and the crowd paid attention all day.

via Green to Clean to Smart: 13th Annual Wall Street Green (Trading) Summit On Fire | G. Benjamin Bingham.

11. May 2013 · Comments Off on A Different Green for Earth Day: Investment in Energy Innovations · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans demonstrated for a clean and sustainable environment.  In October 1973, Americans experienced the first oil embargo, and for the first time thought about the real costs of our reliance on oil for energy.  On the 40th anniversary week of Earth Day, we know how the Smart Grid helps achieve environmental, economic, and energy surety.  However, let’s focus on a different sort of green – money.

via A Different Green for Earth Day: Investment in Energy Innovations | The Energy Collective.