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How Do You Save Energy in the Kitchen?

October 28, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Amy pointed you to a video Q&A session in which Energy Secretary Steven Chu answered some reader-submitted questions. One of the questions that Secretary Chu answered was about dishwashing. He confirmed that using a dishwasher does, in fact, save energy and water over...


Secretary Chu Gets His Green On

October 25, 2010 10:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

It's not every day that you get to ask a question about home energy efficiency of a Nobel Prize winning physicist who also just happens to be the current Secretary of Energy. But not long ago, a few lucky folks got to do just that. Earlier this month, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu...


The Disruptive Changes in Wireless Infrastructure

October 25, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

According to a report published by Informa today there are now more femtocells than macrocells in America.


The benefits of Real-Time Test in Embedded System Design

October 21, 2010 5:31 am | by Richard McDonell, NI DEveloper Zone - | Comments

As embedded devices become more ubiquitous and complex, embedded design and test engineers are facing significant challenges to streamline the design and test processes of embedded systems and devices.


What Are Your Thoughts on Electric Vehicles?

October 21, 2010 5:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Erin told you about some pilot programs to install residential and commercial charging stations throughout the United States. These pilot programs will help researchers determine where the best locations are for these charging stations (outside the home). With the ramp-up in...


Canada gets cold feet over F-35

October 19, 2010 9:53 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

A report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calls Canada’s planned procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter “fundamentally flawed.” According to the CCPA, “Canada does not need the F-35, either for North American/domestic roles or for expeditionary roles.”


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Coming soon to a City Near You

October 19, 2010 8:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I recently attended AARP’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida as an exhibitor with the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The event hosted over 20,000 attendees, several of whom provided great feedback at the exhibit booth - just...


Winter Is Coming. Get Busy Saving Energy!

October 18, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

It's been a long, hot summer in Washington, D.C., but we're finally starting to slide into autumn and cooler weather. You might have noticed that we've already changed our seasonal tips page over to "Stay Warm, Save Money," so now is a good time to look at your house and car and think about winter.


Energy 109: Thermoelectrics

October 14, 2010 6:07 am | by Prof. Ken Johnson | Comments

Several readers of these episodes disagreed with my approach of using a ‘worst case’ example of a private residence solar cell electrical power generation system as the sole source of power (ENERGY 108: SOLAR CELLS II)...


Which Energy Resources Would You Like Translated to Spanish?

October 14, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Shannon told you about some of the EERE, Energy Savers, and federal government resources that are available in Spanish. We know that many other resources would be useful to Spanish speakers, but we want to know which are the top priorities. So tell us:


Sailing into the Mainstream of Energy and Water Efficiency, Affordably

October 13, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I took off work on Friday, September 10, to have a 3-day weekend with my wife visiting a research center in Virginia Beach. After consulting Virginia's green lodging Web site, my wife and I jotted down nearly a dozen participating hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts not far from the...


Saving Energy in Spanish

October 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments



How Are You Observing Energy Awareness Month?

October 7, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

October is Energy Awareness Month, and we think a great way to celebrate would be to make an improvement that gets you a tax credit. But there are plenty of other ways you could observe Energy Awareness Month help spread the word about saving energy. So tell us:


Educating a New Generation of Energy Influencers

October 5, 2010 8:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

OK. Sometimes I just want to feel like a kid again. Is that so wrong?


Celebrate Energy Awareness Month and Get a Tax Credit!

October 4, 2010 11:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, fall is a great time to make energy improvements - not just because of the change in seasons, but because October is Energy Awareness Month. I'm sure you all spent the weekend celebrating and throwing energy-efficient parties, maybe with a nice CFL-shaped cake.



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