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Deanna Rohrsheim

Earthwise Harmony - 0 views

    At Earthwise Harmony our aim is to be your 'go to' place for information, discussions, interviews and practical tips on matters relating to the Environment, Sustainability, Self sufficiency, Climate Change, Peak Oil and other relevant topics. A place where you can share your challenges and triumphs and hear about what others are doing.
Hans De Keulenaer

PG&E Funds Community Energy Efficiency Innovators | PG&E Currents - 1 views

  • PG&E provides funding, typically of up to a million dollars, to local government customers, including associations and quasi-government groups, to help them demonstrate and measure innovative ways to deliver energy savings.
Hans De Keulenaer

Energy Efficiency Information Grants | bulletpoint - 0 views

  • The Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program will assist industry associations and non-profit organisations provide practical, tailored energy efficiency information to SMEs and community organisations.

    The objective of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program is to empower SMEs and community organisations to make informed decisions about energy efficiency.

Hans De Keulenaer

DUJS Online » Motivating Energy Conservation Behavior without Monetary Incent... - 1 views

  • In theory, there are several basic economic and psychological motivators that motivate people to be more sustainable. It is easy assume that providing people with information that using less energy is more cost-effective would motivate a shift toward conservation. However, Fischlein observed that there is often an “energy-efficiency gap,” or a difference between what is economically efficient and what actually gets done. Fischlein stated that “more information alone is not enough,” as increasing awareness has been shown to increase knowledge while motivating little behavioral change.


    According to Fischlein, even raising the price of energy might not promote a decrease in consumption because energy exhibits low price elasticity. She also observed “psychological licensing” related to energy use, which effectively means that people lose a sense of moral responsibility for their actions because they have to pay to consume. Motivating altruistic conservation is also difficult because energy use is not visible, so people cannot see the impact of their actions in any direct way.

Hans De Keulenaer

Home energy saving devices at a library near you | - 0 views

  • The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, today announced 'Track and Save',  a new program that will allow library patrons the opportunity to check out kilowatt meters from public libraries throughout Arkansas to measure energy use at home.
Energy Net

"Power the House" Social Media Campaign Launches | Sungevity - 0 views

    "Oakland, CA - In a rare move for advocacy groups, the campaign has created "Power the House," a fun, engaging way to continue fueling buzz and momentum around the national call for President Obama to put solar panels back on the White House.

    Using Brushfire technology, the game is accessed through social media sites Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and FourSquare where solar advocates can earn points by completing solar missions. Players earn points based on how they virally spread the word about the campaign. Player status levels include Solar Maven, Solar Organizer, Solar Senator and Globamanator. The highest scorers will receive glow in the dark Globama t-shirts and other solar merchandise, and in addition to bragging rights through their social networks, the "Ultimate Solar Advocate" will be named in a nation-wide press release when the campaign reaches 10,000 petition signatures.

    "As part of our initiative to get solar on the White House we've created a fun, social-media-linked site to help fans get involved and spread the word," said Danny Kennedy, Sungevity Founder. "We like to think of it this as 'campaign headquarters' where advocates and supporters can check in daily and get armed to continue to get the message out that solar starts at home.""
Hans De Keulenaer

International electricity partnership - 0 views

  • Based on the joint Roadmap for a Low-Carbon Power Sector by 2050 presented in December 2009 in Copenhagen, an industry goal of developing national or regional emission reduction trajectories towards a low-carbon future has been set. These trajectories will rely on a common measure of carbon emission intensity. In that respect, supportive, transparent and stable governmental policies are necessary for long-term planning by the industry and to encourage the significant investments needed.
    Five chapters have been identified for the Industry to work together with governments:
Hans De Keulenaer

NREL: News - NREL Launches Strategic Energy Analysis Institute - 0 views

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that it has established a new global institute dedicated to analyzing, speeding and smoothing the transition to sustainable energy worldwide.
Hans De Keulenaer

Obama Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target « Row 2, Seat 4 - 0 views

  • President Barack Obama today announced that the Federal Government will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 28 percent by 2020. Reducing and reporting GHG pollution, as called for in Executive Order 13514 on Federal Sustainability, will ensure that the Federal Government leads by example in building the clean energy economy. Actions taken under this Executive Order will spur clean energy investments that create new private-sector jobs, drive long-term savings, build local market capacity, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in clean energy industries.
    Is it ironic? Or is it a case of preferring real action over grand declarations?
Hans De Keulenaer

ITS has secured 6 EUR Million in funding to finance production ramp up : Innotech Solar - 1 views

  • Innotech Solar AS has today completed a funding round of 6 EUR Million with the investors Sustainable Technologies Funds and Northzone Ventures.
Hans De Keulenaer

Enercities - 2 views

  • Project Enercities offers a serious gaming - learning platform for young people (typical target group: 15-20 years) to experience energy-related implications. The goal is to create and expand virtual cities dealing with pollution, energy shortages, renewable energy etc.
Hans De Keulenaer

Energy and Environment Monitor: Summary of EPRI Prism/MERGE 2009 Analyses Report: EPRI ... - 0 views

  • In 2007, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released its first “Prism” model and Model for Estimating the Regional and Global Effects of Greenhouse Gas Reductions (MERGE). 
  • EPRI updated both analyses in 2009 to reflect economic and technological changes that have the potential to affect projected emissions and the technologies to address them. 
  • The Prism analysis projects that by 2030, 60% of the total U.S. generation mix would consist of low- or non-CO2 emitting generation
Hans De Keulenaer / Special Reports - The case for investing in 'smart grids' - 0 views

  • Many politicians are supportive, not least Barack Obama, the US president, who in October promised $3.4bn in grants to pay for smart grid equipment.

    However, an investment on that scale does no more than lay the foundations: a full smart grid for the US will require an investment that is orders of magnitude greater. The commercial and regulatory framework to deliver that investment has not yet been developed.

  • The epithet “smart” can be applied to a wide range of network technologies. But among industry leaders, there is broad agreement about what a smart grid entails: the use of intelligent devices at all points in the electricity network, from the high-voltage transmission lines to appliances in the home, that can send information and receive instructions.
Hans De Keulenaer

EUROPA - Press Releases - Questions and Answers on the European Strategic Energy Techno... - 0 views

  • Today the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (see IP/07/1750). Energy technology will be a key element of Europe's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and move towards a low-carbon future. But there are structural weaknesses in the current energy research system (see MEMO/07/469 – Why Europe needs a Strategic Energy Plan). The SET-plan (see MEMO/07/493 for details) should help the European Union position itself to develop the technologies it needs to meet its political objectives and at the same time ensure its companies can benefit from the opportunities of a new approach to energy.
Hans De Keulenaer

The Energy Credit Card - making solar energy & energy efficiency affordable - 0 views

  • What is the Energy Credit Card?
    - It's a regular credit card that is credited by your
       local utility with real green rewards
    - It's just as easy and convenient to use.
    - It can replace the card(s) you have now.
    - Good anywhere credit cards are accepted.
    - It can help reduce your credit card debt
Hans De Keulenaer

EUROPA - Press Releases - Commission adopts template for National Renewable Energy Acti... - 0 views

    "The Commission adopted today a decision establishing a template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) as required by the recent Renewable Energy Directive 1 . The template will guide Member States in the elaboration of their Renewable Energy Action Plan and detail their strategies for reaching their 2020 renewable energy targets. Each Member State must submit a NREAP to the Commission by 30 June 2010 at the latest."
Hans De Keulenaer

On September 26, 2009, citizens get the chance to communicate their views on global war... - 0 views

  • On September 26, 2009, World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) will give citizens all over the world a possibility to define and communicate their positions on issues and questions central to the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, starting two months later.
Hans De Keulenaer

Plug In America - Promoting Plug-in Cars for a Better America - 0 views

  • Plug In America drives change.
    We accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by
    clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment.
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