Lightbulbs Alone Aren’t Going to Save Us 20% by 2020

Universities, like homeowners, are saving money on their energy bills by switching to LED bulbs. Kansas University recently replaced 4,500 bulbs across campus, an effort that’s expected to net the institution an annual savings of more than $61,000. And that’s just lightbulbs. Northwestern University is taking part in the 90-day Energy Star challenge this autumn with … Continue reading “Lightbulbs Alone Aren’t Going to Save Us 20% by 2020”

Research Labs Can Save Energy, Money — and the Planet

Climate change doesn’t require your belief. Even if you want to bicker about causes, the effects are undeniable: melting polar ice rising ocean levels intensifying weather events shifting habitats warmer summers and colder winters While the Paris Agreement has yet to grow teeth, the acknowledgement by world leaders that something needs to be done is … Continue reading “Research Labs Can Save Energy, Money — and the Planet”

Curbing Climate Change: Having the Resolve to Use the Technology

In late April the Wall Street Journal reported that 175 countries had signed the Paris Agreement. These nations (which include Canada, Mexico, and the United States) are committing themselves to keeping global average temperature increase well below 2°C, and supporting technology that increases climate resilience and decreases greenhouse gas emissions (without threatening food production).  Most importantly, … Continue reading “Curbing Climate Change: Having the Resolve to Use the Technology”