Common Sense or Ideology

…Common Sense or Ideology… Recently, Renewable Energy World announced:  “Efficiency Startup Gets Funding to Cut Energy Use by Buildings” The startup reportedly attracted investors including, “Tom Steyer’s, Radicle Impact Partners; former General Motors Co. Vice Chairman, Steve Girsky; and Tesla Continue reading Common Sense or Ideology

Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 2

…Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 2… Perhaps a better title would have been, Effects of the LED Revolution. In Part 1 we saw that if LEDs had replaced virtually all incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lamps in 2017, total consumption Continue reading Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 2

Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 1

…Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 1… The media has been vocal about the recent lack of growth in the use of electricity. The immediate assumption has been that efforts to save on using electricity, such as with the internet Continue reading Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 1

LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 2

…LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 2… The economics of LEDs is what makes them so revolutionary, and also misunderstood. Each LED bulb is substantially more expensive than an incandescent bulb, though their cost has come down significantly over the Continue reading LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 2

LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 1

…LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 1… LEDs are potentially the most important energy saving innovation in the past 50 years. More efficient automobiles have resulted in large savings of gasoline, but these improvements have been incremental. LEDs, while in Continue reading LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 1

Importance of Lighting Revolution & Energy Efficiency

People striving to improve energy efficiency and cut CO2 emissions often over-simplify lighting. Oversimplification led congress to needlessly prohibit the manufacture of most types of incandescent bulbs, so as to cut CO2 emissions. This was an early manifestation of CO2 Continue reading Importance of Lighting Revolution & Energy Efficiency