Noah Horowitz

Noah Horowitz is a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco.

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Ceiling Fans: Fulfilling the Energy Efficiency Promise

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January 01, 2001

Ceiling fans, and their light kits, can be substantial energy users. Changes in product design and consumer education offer major savings opportunities. [continue reading]

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Getting the Most from Your Fan

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June 16, 2001

Ceiling fans are one of the most popular and generally well regarded of all home energy efficiency features. [continue reading]

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Money Sucking Vampires Emanating From Your TV: Beware of Cable, Satellite, and DVR Boxes

Money Sucking Vampires Emanating From Your TV: Beware of Cable, Satellite, and DVR Boxes

Noah Horowitz

This week the cable TV industry is having their big annual meeting in Chicago. The meeting includes three days worth of in-depth technical sessions and it looks like not a single one covers the energy use or environmental impact of the ubiquitous set-top box (otherwise known as a cable, satellite or DVR box) that the cable companies install in your home when you sign up for their service. This is a pity as the set-top ... [continue reading]

New Energy-Saving Bulbs Are Coming -- Here's How You Find the Right Ones for Your Home

New Energy-Saving Bulbs Are Coming -- Here's How You Find the Right Ones for Your Home

Noah Horowitz

Come January 1st, a new light bulb standard goes into effect that gradually phase out the 125-year-old inefficient incandescent bulbs. The old 100W bulb as we used to know it will go away in 2012 and be replaced by more efficient incandescent bulbs as well as other energy saving bulbs such as CFLs and LEDs. The old 75W incandescents will be phased out in 2013 and the 60 and 40W bulbs in 2014.   Back in 2007, these standards were ... [continue reading]

Call to Action: Make Clothes Dryers More Energy-Efficient to Save Consumers Up to $4 Billion

Call to Action: Make Clothes Dryers More Energy-Efficient to Save Consumers Up to $4 Billion

Noah Horowitz

NRDC released a Call to Action yesterday to help reduce the $9 billion worth of energy used by our clothes dryers, which few people realize are one of the largest energy users in our homes and represent 2 percent of our nation’s entire electricity consumption. [continue reading]

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