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Superconducting Coil to Eliminate the Need for Gearboxes in Wind Turbines - Zondits

Superconducting Coil to Eliminate the Need for Gearboxes in Wind Turbines - Zondits | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Dr. Hossain is developing a superconducting coil made of magnesium & boron that eliminates the need for gearboxes in wind turbines & is easy to manufacture.
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Gift Giving Guide for Energy Efficiency

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How to make your new gadget or electronic device the most energy efficient gift of the holiday season.

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Powerful Education: Schools Make the Leap to Energy Efficiency - Zondits

Powerful Education: Schools Make the Leap to Energy Efficiency - Zondits | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Educational facilities around the country are making environmental improvements as this year’s school buses fire up and kids prepare to go back to school.
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Back-to-school means pencils, notebooks, and lockers but public schools across the country making a bigger impact. Schools are investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy to lower their environmental impact while training the future leaders of the world.

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A Zondits Interview: Building Robotics Optimizes HVAC Controls with Comfy - Zondits

A Zondits Interview: Building Robotics Optimizes HVAC Controls with Comfy - Zondits | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Building Robotics speaks with Zondits about the Comfy App, HVAC software with an interface for employees to control the temperature of their office space.
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Want to know if Comfy software will work at your facility or office? Check out this interview with Building Robotics on Zondits.

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Superconducting Coil to Eliminate the Need for Gearboxes in Wind Turbines - Zondits

Superconducting Coil to Eliminate the Need for Gearboxes in Wind Turbines - Zondits | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Dr. Hossain is developing a superconducting coil made of magnesium & boron that eliminates the need for gearboxes in wind turbines & is easy to manufacture.
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What are Yield Cos and What Do They Mean for Clean Energy? - Zondits

What are Yield Cos and What Do They Mean for Clean Energy? - Zondits | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Yield cos is a relatively new financial packaging tool that has interesting implications for renewables and energy efficiency.
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Smartphone app helps home owners on the way to energy efficiency - Phys.Org

Smartphone app helps home owners on the way to energy efficiency - Phys.Org | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
The building sector accounts for 40 percent of primary energy consumption in Europe. Home owners seeking for energy efficiency are faced with confusing and sometimes contradictory information.
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For struggling rural communities, wind farms a welcome boon | Midwest Energy News

For struggling rural communities, wind farms a welcome boon | Midwest Energy News | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
A new study finds that for rural communities, wind farms are seen primarily as a welcome economic development -- even if developers' promises don't completely

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Christie Administration Approves $1.3 Million Incentive for Energy Efficiency

Christie Administration Approves $1.3 Million Incentive for Energy Efficiency | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
BY GREG REINERT SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM. COM TRENTON – Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved energy efficiency incentives totaling over $1. 3 million for installation of ener

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Poll: 83% of Americans say climate is changing - clean energy best solution

Poll: 83% of Americans say climate is changing - clean energy best solution | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Eight out of 10 Americans now believe the climate is changing, according to a recent survey conducted by Munich Re America, the world's largest reinsurance firm.

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New delays to ESOS: – the “silver lining” for savvy energy efficiency solution suppliers

New delays to ESOS: – the “silver lining” for savvy energy efficiency solution suppliers | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
How to target the early ESOS market despite delays in publishing Lead Assessor register. Key tactics to identify the best B2B sales prospects

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Efficiency under Fire: Case Studies and Strategies for Successful Industrial Programs - Zondits

Energy efficiency programs are under attack in several states
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Documenting and studying efforts to defund energy efficiency programs and provide examples of programs that successfully engage industrial customers. 

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Energy Master Planning Fosters Continuous Energy Improvements - Zondits

Energy Master Planning Fosters Continuous Energy Improvements - Zondits | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Energy master planning creates a road map for facilities to follow for continuous energy improvement and analyze the baseline conditions at each facility.
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Learn more about energy master planning and taking it to the next level for continued energy savings & lower carbon emissions. 

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Big Solar Step: Super-Efficient System Sets Record

Big Solar Step: Super-Efficient System Sets Record | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it

Researchers in Australia recently developed a solar energy system that can convert over 40 percent of the sunlight that hits it into electricity.


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Rebound Likely Not as Great as Some Might Think - Zondits

Rebound Likely Not as Great as Some Might Think - Zondits | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Zondits reports on the resurgence of the idea of the rebound effect, where efficient equipment and efficiency programs might result in greater energy usage.
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MUW energy-efficiency measures save nearly $2 million - Jackson Clarion Ledger

MUW energy-efficiency measures save nearly $2 million - Jackson Clarion Ledger | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Mississippi University for Women has cut its energy use and saved almost $2 million over the last eight years.
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How the EPA’s Carbon Dioxide Regulations Could Be a Big Opportunity for Efficiency - Zondits

The carbon dioxide regulations allows energy efficiency to count towards states’ emissions limits if they choose, meaning good business for efficiency.
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Energy Efficiency Key to Reducing Energy Waste and Consumption | Beth Gardiner | NYTimes.com

Energy Efficiency Key to Reducing Energy Waste and Consumption | Beth Gardiner | NYTimes.com | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it

Compared with eye-catching renewable power technologies like wind turbines and solar panels, energy efficiency is nearly invisible. But advocates say doing more with less power may be an even more critical weapon in the fight against climate change and offers big economic benefits, too.

 

Worldwide, governments, companies and families could be saving trillions of dollars by improving efficiency with cars that go farther on less fuel and improved appliances, light bulbs and factories, experts say.

 

“It’s logical, because we simply waste so much,” said Harry Verhaar, head of global and public affairs at Philips Lighting and chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy. “Some people call energy efficiency low-hanging fruit. I would even say energy efficiency is fruit lying on the ground. We only need to bend over and pick it up.”

 

Realizing those energy savings would be a huge boon to the climate, ease illness-causing air pollution, reduce many nations’ reliance on fuel imports and increase competitiveness by lowering costs, the advocates say. It creates jobs in fields like upgrading buildings, and is generally cheaper than the alternative of constructing new power plants and buying more energy, they argue.

 

But increasing efficiency is logistically complicated, requiring many individuals and organizations to take a tremendous number of small steps, and most nations have failed to aggressively pursue the potential savings.

 

Even Germany, which topped the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s rankings as the most efficient of the world’s 16 biggest economies, scored only 65 of a possible 100 points, noted Rachel Young, the lead author. Denmark and Switzerland, too small to be included in the survey, are doing more, she said.

 

“Energy efficiency is everywhere and nowhere at the same time,” said Jonathan Sinton, senior energy specialist at the World Bank. “Power generation happens in a place, in a piece of equipment that you can see and touch. But energy efficiency happens everyplace energy is, and that pervasiveness makes it really, really hard to deal with.”

 

Some also argue that making energy cheaper by reducing demand just leads consumers to use more, a phenomenon called the rebound effect. Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, said the effect was real but relatively modest, with about 20 percent of saved energy in developed countries being used as a result.

 

The countries that have made the most progress on efficiency are those whose governments have prioritized it, Mr. Nadel said. Many are in Europe, where Germany, for example, requires regular efficiency audits of manufacturers and has stringent building codes, Ms. Young said.

 

Environmentalists, though, are disappointed with an October agreement by European Union leaders to set a non-binding target of increasing the bloc’s energy efficiency by at least 27 percent by 2030, as part of a broader climate deal.

 

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Duane Tilden's curator insight, December 1, 2014 8:14 PM

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“Some people call energy efficiency low-hanging fruit. I would even say energy efficiency is fruit lying on the ground. We only need to bend over and pick it up.”

Realizing those energy savings would be a huge boon to the climate, ease illness-causing air pollution, reduce many nations’ reliance on fuel imports and increase competitiveness by lowering costs, the advocates say. It creates jobs in fields like upgrading buildings, and is generally cheaper than the alternative of constructing new power plants and buying more energy, they argue. [...]"<

Carolyn Eccleston's curator insight, December 3, 2014 3:45 AM

doing more with less power is a mind wave change that in combination with renewable technologies can have a dynamic effect!

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Why OLED lighting will soon shine on you in Energy efficient lighting

Why OLED lighting will soon shine on you in Energy efficient lighting | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
The flat-panel lighting tech is for sale at Home Depot starting at $200, providing a new energy-efficient alternative to LED lights.

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Transparency Market Research: Commercial Air Conditioning Systems...

Transparency Market Research: Commercial Air Conditioning Systems... | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Transparency Market Research published a new report "Commercial Air Conditioning Systems (VRF) Market: U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its report store.
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