Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Will The Next President Miss Out On A $30 Billion Deal?

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Donald Trump boasts about his ability to recognize and make deals. But does he recognize the value of initiatives like fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks, appliance standards and the Clean Power Plan? Will the next President miss out on a $30 billion deal?

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Energiewende’s Backbone

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA number of prominent companies come to mind when you mention Germany’s energy transition. Names like E.ON, Volkswagen, and Siemens are recognized around the world. But Energiewende’s real backbone is the nation’s 3.67 million small and medium-sized business enterprises.

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Joule Assets Pays For HVAC & Lighting Retrofits

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMMost small and medium sized businesses know that, over time, energy retrofits save money. Yet 95% do not do them. Their hesitation arises from the steep upfront costs. An innovative innovative financing company has come up with the obvious solution to this dilemma. Joule Assets pays for HVAC & lighting retrofits.

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Revolutionary Transportation & Logistics Will Save Trillions

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe global ratio of trade to GDP rose from 39%  to 59% over the past quarter century. Much of that money is wasted through antiquated methods of moving and storing goods. A new paper from Lux Research explains how revolutionary transportation & logistics will save trillions of dollars.

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One of the Firms That Make 100 Percent Possible

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMVancouver intends to be obtain 100% of its’ electricity from renewable sources by 2050. This is quite a jump from the 31% usage today and involves conservation as well as incorporating new energy sources. One of the firms that make 100% possible is Kambo Green Solutions, which provides businesses with solutions to lower their energy needs.

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San Diego Ranks #20 In Survey Of US Energy Efficient Cities

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1San Diego ranks #20 in a  report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, with an overall score of 38.25. The top five cities were Boston (76.76), Portland (70), San Francisco (69.75), New York (69.75), and Seattle (65.25). The report compared what America’s 34 largest cities are doing to save energy and costs in five key areas.
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