Survey finds surprising attitudes toward energy costs, environmental impact
(Phys.org) —Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nearly double before forcing them to make lifestyle changes to save on costs, according to a new University of Michigan survey.
Capitol chemistry: How Congress will alter the science landscape in 2014
The Congressional agenda for 2014 includes science issues with far-reaching implications for an array of issues including public health, job growth, pharmaceutical research and energy, according to an article in Chemical & ...
Straw cuts energy bills by 90%
While the UK is consumed by arguments about the cost of energy, fuel poverty and market failure, some have managed to sidestep these issues altogether.
Energy-saving: It's a social thing
With energy bills again rising and the winter approaching, researchers from Keele University in the UK have found a positive way of helping householders to keep their energy costs down and houses warm.
France to cut fossil fuels by 30% by 2030, president says
France will reduce use of fossil fuels by 30 percent by 2030 as part of a strategy to halve overall energy use by 2050, President Francois Hollande announced on Friday.
Repackaging solar for the mass market
The mass market appeal of solar power could get a boost from design and packaging concepts being developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Stop hyperventilating, say energy efficiency researchers
A single advanced building control now in development could slash 18 percent – tens of thousands of dollars – off the overall annual energy bill of the average large office building, with no loss of comfort, according ...
Smarter energy use by industry could cut electricity demand by 75 percent
(Phys.org) —As the Government debates the UK Energy Bill, new research has found that turning down non-essential services, such as heating, air-conditioning and pumping equipment, at times of peak electricity demand could ...
Researchers add eyes, brains to occupancy detection
It's a gnawing frustration of modern office life. You're sitting quietly—too quietly—in an office or carrel, and suddenly the lights go off.
Google to power Finnish data centre with wind energy
Google said Tuesday it had entered a ten-year deal with a Swedish wind farm developer to power a data centre in Finland.
EU urges reform of Bulgaria troubled energy sector
Brussels recommended Tuesday far-reaching reforms to Bulgaria's troubled energy sector as well as measures like better insulation, as a solution to high electricity bills that have prompted public anger in ...
Expert urges government to consider 'fuel-poor' households
A University of Manchester academic is urging the Government to think about additional ways of helping the fuel poor.
Researchers capture wasted heat, use it to power devices
(Phys.org) —Imagine how much you could save on your electricity bill if you could use the excess heat your computer generates to actually power the machine. Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School ...
Berkeley Lab researchers release guide to financing energy upgrade for K-12 school districts
Energy costs K-12 schools in the U.S. $6 billion dollars annually. Spending less money on energy costs would leave more for funding-constrained school districts to spend on educating their students, according ...