A new study from Oxford University and Regulatory Assistance Project, an NGO, found that even in cold weather, heat pumps are twice as efficient as heating from fossil fuel sources. Although heat pumps have been identified as an important way to transition to cleaner energy sources, there have been concerns over whether the pumps would […]
Cooks love their gadgets, from countertop slow cookers to instant-read thermometers. Now, there’s increasing interest in magnetic induction cooktops – surfaces that cook much faster than conventional stoves, without igniting a flame or heating an electric coil.
In an effort to stop power shortages this winter, more than a million households and businesses in Britain are taking advantage of a National Grid program called the Demand Flexibility Service, which pays back customers who turn off high-energy appliances like dishwashers and ovens during specific peak times, reported Reuters. According to the National Grid, […]
New cars sold in the United States in 2021 got no better fuel mileage than the year before, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday. The agency’s annual Automotive Trends Report found model year 2021 vehicles got just 25.4 miles per gallon, reflecting weakened CAFE standards implemented by the previous administration. “Automakers won’t slash […]
When the Goldsmith Street social housing development was completed in Norwich, UK, in 2019, it was the country’s largest residential complex built to energy efficient Passivhaus standards. At the time, it was dubbed a “modest masterpiece” and won the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize. Now, as the UK braces for the first […]
The average cost of electricity in 2022 will was projected to be 8% higher than it was in 2021, according to estimates by the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA).1 On top of that, the EIA expected the annual demand for energy to increase by 2.7% in the U.S. in 2022, thanks in part to a […]
The Biden administration has opened up applications for public schools to access $80 million in grants for funding energy improvements. The Renew America’s Schools grant program will service high-need K-12 school districts. The funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the open applications on November 29. […]
Research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that for highly glazed buildings, like the shimmering skyscrapers of big cities, photovoltaic (PV) windows make a sizable difference in the building’s carbon footprint, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. More From EcoWatch Is Solar Right For Your Home? The […]