Did you know that your cell phone charger is sucking electricity out of the wall even when you don't have a phone plugged into it? Did you know that your television, VCR and cable box can suck up to 30 watts of power, constantly, even when you supposedly have all the stuff … [Read more...] about No such thing as an “Off” switch anymore!
Richard Branson, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Virgin Airways, says he is working on a way to create a new ethanol type of fuel that is made from plant waste instead of corn or sugar cane. If it actually worked, it would mean that you could recycle leftover plant waste from … [Read more...] about Ethanol powered jets?
Higher energy costs are driving people to buy wood pellet stoves to keep warm at a lower cost. But burning wood for heat has its own problems, like increasing pollution. What this USA Today article about wood burning stoves doesn't mention is that the "lower cost" is really … [Read more...] about Wood Burning Stoves and Pollution
A New York Times article says that market forces can make an impact on energy efficiency. There are reasons for optimism. One is that market forces can help provide solutions: higher prices, on their own, can make people cut back. Just how responsive consumers are to price … [Read more...] about Energy Savers Don’t Wear Cardigans?