Energy Conservation

Tallest German Residential High-Rise Will Also Be Solar Aktivhaus

Award-winning proposed Aktivhaus apartment tower at Skyline Plaza complex in Frankfurt (skyscrapercity.com) The European residential high-rise boom has a green twist these days. Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie unanimously won a top design award this spring for a remarkable apartment tower at the Skyline Plaza complex in Frankfurt. Kaminiarz will produce not only the tallest residential […]

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5 Organizations Teaching Students about Conservation

  Curriculum in U.S. schools is often a contentious topic, with various interest groups battling over what material is โ€œrightโ€ or โ€œusefulโ€ for the nationโ€™s children, and concepts like conservation often get lost in the shuffle. Conservation knowledge is good to have and wise to impart no matter what the political climate or attitude toward

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How Bad Ideas Keep Rebounding Into Public Discourse: The Rebound Effect and Its Refutation

I covered the rebound effect here on Planetsave a couple times a couple months ago. The common argument of rebound effect enthusiasts is that energy efficiency actually increases energy use. Sound hard to believe? Yeah, that’s because it’s not true. Anyway, NRDC’s David Goldstein, Sierra Martinez, and Robin Roy delved into this topic in more depth recently and I’m reposting a great article by David Goldstein on their new report below.

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Find Energy-Efficiency Rebates & Other Incentives in Seconds (& Compare Your Energy Usage with Your Neighbors')

You can find energy-efficiency rebates and other incentives easily, in seconds, on a new website from Silicon-Valley-startup Ennovations. Yes, that means, no Googling for hours (or days) trying to find what options you have in your area. Looking to retrofit your home a bit and make it more energy-efficient? Now you can save the most

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More Energy Conservation Stimulus Needed in China

Originally published on WWF. Beijing โ€“ Economic development plans in China need to further promote a low carbon economy, says a new WWF report assessing the climate and energy impacts of Chinaโ€™s stimulus package. In November 2008, the State Council (Chinaโ€™s highest decision-making body) decided to invest four trillion RMB โ€“ approximately 586 billion US

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Small-Town Kansas is Skeptical of Global Warming, But Big on Energy Conservation

Fight global warming – just don’t mention it Sometimes the best way to fight global warming is to never mention it. And most especially don’t mention Al Gore. ย The fact is, global warming (and Al Gore) have been very effectively used as a wedge, dividing generally reasonable people across a political divide that ultimately serves

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