Editorial: VW Isn't the Only One That Circumvents
The outrage against Volkswagen (VW) is justified, but let’s not forget that other manufacturers—a lot of manufacturers—have been circumventing energy and emissions tests for decades. Here are a few ...
It isn't often that I have an opportunity to editorialize on my own research activities, but leaking electricity gives me an opening. I have been investigating standby power losses for several years. [continue reading]
Tax credits for energy efficient homes may appear by the millennium. As "Energy Tax Credit May Materialize" on page 7 describes, at press time the discussions were still at a very early stage, and nothing had been settled. [continue reading]
It's been 25 years since the first oil embargo. The resulting surge of interest in energy conservation spawned new industries and professions devoted to raising the efficiency of homes. [continue reading]
It's been difficult to avoid the media attention in the past few months on the inability of duct tape to seal ducts. [continue reading]
A "telltale" reveals or discloses something. On a sailboat, telltales indicate the trim of the sails. In a home, telltales are clues that provide useful information about its energy performance or the quality of its indoor environment. [continue reading]
Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. ...
Hawaii is notorious for leading the nation in aloha spirit—and solar power. Up to 53% of Hawaii’s ...