Efficiency

Can you really "do more with less?" Sure thing. PF Members tell you how here.

Minnesota 2020
We have an opportunity for energy utilities to diversify, from just generating and selling power to being a comprehensive energy services and management provider. Companies like Xcel are already catching on, but as demands change, as renewables... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Heating water eats up a lot of energy. In Minnesota, the colder climate puts even more demand on hot water systems. However, the state's potential for solar energy can help offset that negative. Recently, Ramsey County's Law Enforcement Center... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Minnesota is on track to reach the goals set in the Renewable Energy Standard. This progess has prompted energy, environmental, labor, and faith leaders to call for even higher energy standards: 40% of total energy from renewable energy sources by... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Leaky faucets and toilets in homes add up to escalating water bills and are a nuisance for water conservation. It's known that slight problems with basic plumbing can often go unfixed by the elderly, low-income folks, and people with disabilities.... Read More
A 3-minute description of the technology and policy associated with one of the four main types of concentrated solar power - the solar power tower. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
An illustrated exploration of Iceland's energy consumption, and the underlying reasons for the country's high level of energy use. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Brief history and possible application of graphene as an energy storage material. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Hydropower turbines have become increasingly more fish-friendly as wildlife impacts have grown. This brief history highlights some fish preservation strategies and concludes with a promising fish-friendly turbine model by the Alden laboratories.... Read More
What role does DC (direct current) power played in our society today compared to the initial years of electricity distribution? Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
An overview of cellulosic biofuels and policy action regarding them. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.

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