Utilities are taking a page from Angry Birds and "gamifying" power consumption with a host of software and social tools. Conserving energy now brings high scores and badges -- along with money saved for the consumer and a smarter, safer grid for everyone.
On the plus side, we're more energy efficient than Canada.
Despite enormous pushback from Capitol Hill, the Navy is moving forward with major efforts to reduce energy consumption.
The best cinema taps into our secret dreams, and TINY taps in specifically to our secret dreams about running away to Colorado and building a tiny house. Thus, we think it’s reasonable to assume it’ll be bigger than Avengers. TINY chronicles filmmaker Christopher Smith’s attempt to build a tiny house more or less from scratch. Smith directed the movie and Merete Mueller, who will also live in the house, wrote and produced it. They’re both quite charming, and to get a sense of both their ambitions and their learning process, consider this bit from the blog chronicling the project:
How green is the All-Star Game? So green, even the red carpet is green.
Apple's new MacBook laptops are hard to take apart, and thus hard to recycle, so they fail to meet one key green standard.
It really would be interesting to find out what moral calculus goes into Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s environmental decisions. It must go something like “I’m a big city mayor, working hard to draw down emissions on a municipal scale. Therefore, it is 100 percent justifiable that in my personal life, I fly regularly to the Bahamas and use A/C units intended for a whole apartment to keep my SUV a comfortable temperature.” Because that’s what he had his staff do this week: take a standard room air conditioner and try sticking it into the window of an SUV. The New York …
Research indicates that the cost of charging your iPad over the course of a year runs a whopping... $1.36.
The Washington Post's Charles Lane argues we should abandon clean energy investment and cede that industry to China.