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Editorial: Juneau Saves Electricity in a Hurry

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 2008

What do you do when the price of electricity suddenly jumps fivefold? This was the dilemma faced by the residents of Juneau, Alaska, when an avalanche suddenly cut the transmission line to their source of ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Who Is Going to Build the Zero Energy Home?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2008

You could easily have overlooked a quiet change in recent statements by the world’s leading climate change researchers. Everyone knew that the goals set forth in the Kyoto Protocol were baby steps on ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Reflections on the Consumer Electronics Show

Author: Alan Meier
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March 09, 2008

The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is already ancient history, and the 140,000 participants, TV cameras, and bloggers have returned home to quieter lives.  But it’s still worth reflecting on this most amazing assemblage ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Afterlife of a CFL

Author: Alan Meier
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January 04, 2008

The CFL is a poster child for energy efficiency but sometimes in ways that we might not want it to be.  To be sure, the CFL has a wonderful record of constantly improving quality, ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Carbon Neutrality Challenge

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 2008

Home Energy has been promoting solutions that reduce the energy use of buildings for 25 years. We have been speaking to, and with, a passionate, but small, community of like-minded energy-conscious individuals. This community is suddenly ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Energy Efficiency Pioneers

Author: Alan Meier
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November 03, 2007

OK, there’s a new energy-saving product on the market. It might even be the fruit of government-funded research. But it’s expensive and available from only a few, small manufacturers (or perhaps ... [continue reading]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

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