Can There Be Energy Efficiency in PC Gaming?

September 8th, 2015|

As processors become quicker and smaller, PC gaming has begun to advance in leaps and bounds. However, there is very little regard for energy efficiency in top tier gaming rigs. Instead these focus on maximizing output to create glorious landscapes like those in Skyrim.

In a recent study from Nathaniel Mills & Evan Mills it was […]

Light Up The Night With Salt Water

July 30th, 2015|

The Philippines will soon be able to light up the night and even power electronics with no more than a glass of salt water. The Salt Lamp was developed by Lipa Aisa Mijena, an engineer at De La Salle University in the Philippines in an effort to improve residential conditions in the Philippines by using […]

3 Ways Foam Insulation Will Save You Money

May 5th, 2015|

How can foam insulation help save you money? Well the answer is simple: by preventing the outside from coming in and the inside from going out, which reduces your need for more power to make up for the energy loss. This is also the major component of demand response, which has been recognized as the […]

Big Coal Bailout? Guess Who’s Paying for it?

March 12th, 2015|

As Coal and Oil become less competitive sources of energy it comes as no surprise that Big Coal is trying to prolong its survival by forcing Ohio utility consumers to subsidize aging coal plants with their own money. Utility companies American Electric Power (AEP), Duke Energy and FirstEnergy have proposed to raise electric rates to […]

Demand Response for Reducing Peak Electricity Demands

February 20th, 2015|

 

The future of electricity in America is up for grabs for the first time since its invention. Last year the largest electric grid operator in the United States held an auction to determine how future electricity needs would be met in 13 states. As a result different companies placed their bid on how they would […]

Net Metering, Value of Solar, New Grid Platforms and You

February 20th, 2015|

Everything we know about electricity has and is changing. Solar has fundamentally shifted the power paradigm and utility lobbyists are running to catch up. While states like California and New York are working to create and adopt Distributed System Platforms (DSP’s) that will integrate the power being created by individual solar systems into a master […]

“Fighting the Power:” the Struggle for Local Energy Continues

January 6th, 2015|

There has been a 100 year monopoly on the way Americans power their homes; in case you did already know. Pretty much ever since electricity has been available it has been a highly lucrative and policed utility. Prices are variable, often unpredictable and set by large private companies. The bottom line being that everyday citizens […]

How Exxon Sees the World: COP20 Climate Talks

December 10th, 2014|

ExxonMobile economists have found through their scrupulous research that fossil fuels will continue to be the world’s unmatched fuels source in the coming decades. Apparently proposing new energy and fuel sources are an enormous waste of time, as so is trying to save the climate. Their Outlook for Energy, which Exxon has published since 2005, […]

On Oil and Elections

November 5th, 2014|

In Tuesday’s election, citizens in four localities of California, Texas, and Ohio voted to ban “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional gas and oil drilling practices. In Texas and California the bans could cause ripples in nearby counties for the state governments that support development and locals that are skeptical of drilling in their
neighborhoods.

Oil […]