The Powerful Capabilities of AEP’s Dolan Labs

On February 18, 2013, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

Thanks to the efforts of Chris Mather, co-head of the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, I was able to gain a tour of the Dolan Laboratories, located just outside Columbus, owned and operated by American Electric Power (NYSE:  AEP). This facility is now highly unusual for the electric utility industry.  Back in the day, a […]

An Illuminating Article

On July 2, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

As most of you readers know, the lighting industry is undergoing a revolution, stemming from the phase-out of inefficient incandescent bulbs as directed by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. A recent article in Distributed Energy by David Engle entitled “Quest for Light” provides a succinct overview of the domino effect on technological […]

Predictions For Cleantech In 2012

On December 1, 2011, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

It’s December again (how did that happen!?) and our annual time for reflection here at Kachan & Co. So as we close out 2011, let’s look towards what the new year may have in store for cleantech. There are eggshells across the sector for 2012. Global economic uncertainty in particular is leaving some skeptical about […]

Efficiency, Meet Elasticity

On September 20, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi I sometimes receive criticism for not sufficiently promoting energy efficiency as a means of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. I don’t think that the criticism is justified – I do strongly support the pursuit of energy efficiency – but I am willing to admit that I spend more time and […]

Getting the LEDs Out

On February 1, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Keith Scott, VP of Business Development at Bridgelux, recently posted on GreenTech Media an interesting take on the state of LED lighting markets. Mr. Scott claims that “we are in the middle of the LED lighting revolution”, and sees big expansion ahead in for the sector. In some ways, the picture […]

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 […]

Go Toward The (LED) Light

On July 3, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the EarthLED EvoLux S LED light bulb What is it?A while back, I wrote about the EarthLED CL-3, but that was before I knew about the EvoLux S. Let me tell you…this is quite a bulb. Here are the basics: it’s a 13-watt LED light […]

Green Ratings

On April 14, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

Food prices have rocketed 83% in the past three years. The World Bank just released the figures. If you are trying to raise a family in much of the world, you are already painfully aware of the crisis. There are a number of causes that are likely to be linked to a climate crisis caused […]

LED Your Light Shine

On April 3, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: EarthLED CL-3 LED light bulbWhat is it?How many Cleantechbloggers does it take to change a light bulb? If it’s changing an incandescent to an LED, only one – because we all know LEDs are the way of the future. The EarthLED CL-3 is a 3-watt […]

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Reflections on Illumination

On June 25, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi While grocery shopping yesterday, I found that our local store has finally started stocking GE (NYSE: GE) compact flourescent lightbulbs (CFLs). Candidly, my experience to date with CFLs has not been positive. Last year, I went to Home Depot (NYSE: HD), where I tend to buy household gadgets, thinking they would […]