A Cleantech Blogger’s Home Energy Audit – The Results Are In

On October 11, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Greenhomey

Reprinted from CleantechBlog.com A few weeks ago I blogged a very bad experience trying to get an energy audit done on my home.  The vendor, Standard Renewable Energy, part of Gridpoint, just didn’t do the job.  After our blog article, the company came back to do the audit right for me, complete with a IR […]

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LED There Be Light

On October 20, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi As some of my long-time readers may know, I have never been a truly ardent fan of compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). Why? 1. Probably most importantly to me, in my experience with CFLs, I haven’t been satisfied with their start-up characteristics. They take a little while to “warm up” to full […]

The Next Big Thing in Cleantech Venturing

On June 30, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

As always, the venture community is looking for its next big thing. The cleantech world is no exception. Despite the dearth of exits, so much capital has flowed into the cleantech sector that investors need new places to put it. So despite my promise to certain friends not to blog certain funding rumors in each […]

Can We Actually Reduce Energy Usage without Hurting GDP?

On February 16, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I was thinking today, in cleantech we often talk a lot about energy efficiency. Californians often cite that this state has grown its economy for the last 20 years without a significant increase in energy usage per capita, compared to the rest of the country, where GDP per capita goes up, and energy usage goes […]

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Light Bulbs Replace Coal Power Plants

On February 23, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (2/23/07). California media, business and government leaders gathered at the CFL Summit in San Jose on February 22 to discuss an important subject – changing a light bulb. Yes, it was an all-day meeting about a light bulb – the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). A summit meeting about a light bulb? I […]