Economic Opportunities and Rebates

There is considerable press about large improvements in energy efficiency resulting from utilities, and others, providing rebates for the purchase of energy efficient appliances. These rebates are largely mandated by government. Energy Star appliances, for example, are pushed by Green Continue reading Economic Opportunities and Rebates

LED Revolution

The most important innovation in energy efficiency over the past ten years has been LED lighting1. LEDs achieve an 85% improvement in efficiency, when compared with a 100 watt incandescent bulb: Or 40% when compared with a comparable compact fluorescent Continue reading LED Revolution

Saving Energy is Good

Like any other economic activity, the efficient use of energy is good for the economy. This is especially true when there is little cost associated with making the savings. If, however, it costs more to achieve the savings than the Continue reading Saving Energy is Good

EPA’s Mercury Ruse

The EPA has singled out coal-fired power plants for drastic action to cut mercury emissions. Yet, the EPA is allowing compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to be used indiscriminately. Why is this? Is there a big difference between the amounts of Continue reading EPA’s Mercury Ruse

Lighting Alternatives

There’s a high probability that Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) represent the future in lighting. Earlier articles, Lighting Aint Simple, and The CFL Debacle, explained lighting basics. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) have been forced on the American public with the outlawing Continue reading Lighting Alternatives

Politically Correct Energy Savings

In the June issue of a prominent business magazine, there was an article hyping energy savings. The article claimed savings for various applications around the home. For example, it claimed that CFL light bulbs could save a family $279 per Continue reading Politically Correct Energy Savings