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Fuel Cells Come Home

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November 01, 1998

On June 17, 1998, a single-family home in Latham, New York, became the first house to be powered entirely by a residential fuel cell (RFC). [continue reading]

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First Patch on Leaky Electricity

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1998

Last December, after meeting with representatives of the federal Energy Star program, major TV and VCR manufacturers agreed to substantially reduce the energy their new models use when they are "off." [continue reading]

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Town Awash in H-Axis Machines

Author: Julia Kelley
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May 01, 1998

Last year, scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted a unique field evaluation of high-efficiency horizontal-axis (h-axis) washers. [continue reading]

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Taking Control of Energy Use

Author: Lori Marsh
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May 01, 1998

A whole-house, centralized control system can be pretty "gee whiz." Promoters of such systems talk of "preset scenarios" or "modes." For example, with the push of one button (on a remote control, a car phone, or a work computer, [continue reading]

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Shrinking Bills on Shrunken Fridges

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1998

Can public housing agencies acquire energy-efficient appliances, and do they really save money? A recent program demonstrates that both answers are yes. [continue reading]

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An AHAM Update

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1998

Careful readers of the June 1997 directory of refrigerators from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) noticed remarkable improvements in efficiency. [continue reading]

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 ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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