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The Overly Dramatic Demise of the Light Bulb

Remember when the fight against phasing out inefficient incandescent light bulbs was a big deal? Well it seems the sky didn't fall. Just recently, Canada joined the United States, the European Union, and Australia among several countries (see map below) to phase out the production and import of inefficient incandescent light bulbs.

March 9, 2015 — Tali Trigg
What is the World’s Busiest Airport?

What is the World’s Busiest Airport?

Is it Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, or Dubai International? Both apparently. But it depends on the metric. If you go by number of flights, then O'Hare is the world's busiest airport (881,933 flights in 2014), dethroning Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (868,359) after 10 years at the top - by this way of measuring.

January 29, 2015 — Tali Trigg

Does Uber Make Cities More Energy Efficient?

It seems you can't read an article about new mobility or the sharing economy without stumbling across Uber; the mobility service that sprung up in 2009 to only five years later become valued at more than Avis, Hertz, or Sony.

November 21, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Consumer tip-of-the-day: increasing efficiency of fuel economy on a miles-per-gallon scale is not linear, as more miles-per-gallon (mpg) are initially better for your wallet and the planet than you might expect, and eventually trail off with diminishing returns.

July 21, 2014 — Tali Trigg
A Look At Our (Mostly) Independent Energy Future

A Look At Our (Mostly) Independent Energy Future

In my last post, I described how the past eight US presidents pledged to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. None have succeeded yet… but by the time President Obama leaves office, oil imports will be lower than when he arrived, but as I previously explained, its not all because of his administration.* Now let’s [...]

January 14, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Photo Friday: Using solar to save natural gas

This summer, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are testing technology that could help reduce fuel consumption by 20-25% in natural gas power plants.

July 26, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room Join Forces

Today Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), brain-child of famed energy thinker Amory Lovins, and Carbon War Room (CWR), the five-year old climate change outfit of Sir Richard Branson, merged to create a new alliance dedicated to the acceleration of a low carbon energy future.

December 17, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Battleship Barcelona: When Child-Like Simplicity Saves the Day

Battleship Barcelona: When Child-Like Simplicity Saves the Day

I am one of those people who always thought Barcelona would be my favorite city in the world. I visited several times, and though the weather, design, and food leave you wanting little else, there was always something about the sheer number of tourists (besides myself) and traffic that put me off the whole experience.

July 10, 2014 — Tali Trigg

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