Although appliances and consumer electronics are getting more efficient, they still represent about 35 percent of the energy consumed in U.S. homes. And it’s not just the big appliances using up energy.
The EPA has been investigating the water in Pavillion, Wyoming for years now, but announced last week that it was dropping an investigation into contamination before it was completed, and now everyone wants to know why.
Every time energy policy is being discussed, you’ll usually find a call for more R&D spending at the top of the list of ways to solve problems. While I agree that research is great, it’s obviously not enough and, if anything, only the first step.
It may come as a shock to many people who might believe that drilling more oil will decrease prices, but the facts clearly show that record levels of oil drilling coincide with record levels of oil prices.
Microgrids are becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Currently an estimated $4.5 billion market in the US, the microgrid market is expected to continue to grow as the world demands ever more electricity usage and the grid struggles to keep up.