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Editorial: After Weatherization - Career Paths in Energy Efficiency

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 2009

The government’s breathtaking investments in energy efficiency—and notably in weatherization—are creating a boom in the industry. If all goes according to plan, hundreds of thousands of new people will ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Saving Home Energy After the Stimulus

Author: Alan Meier
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May 06, 2009

The residential energy business is scurrying around trying to digest the billions of dollars thrown at us to weatherize and reduce the energy use of our country’s homes.  Few of us, even ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: How Private Should Utility Bills Be?

Author: Alan Meier
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March 08, 2009

The cover of this issue depicts extraordinarily useful information: the homes whose attics are inadequately insulated. British residents can go onto the Web and find their homes—or their neighbors’ homes—to ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Now We Know the Value of Energy Star

Author: Alan Meier
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January 02, 2009

The elections overshadowed a press release by Energy Star announcing a settlement with LG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances and consumer electronics. That’s a pity because the settlement ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Heat Pump Water Heaters - Another Prius in the Basement?

Author: Alan Meier
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November 06, 2008

It was good news to learn that Energy Star has finally announced specifications for water heaters. The specification for heat pump water heaters is particularly welcome, since these products have an unusually large savings potential. ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Libertarian Paternalism and Saving Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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September 07, 2008

Remember the old TV show “Father Knows Best” from the mid 1950s? As with any TV sitcom, there were lots of jokes, funny dialogue, and plot twists often leading to difficult situations that ... [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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