Green Electronics

Energy Monitoring: The Killer App

October 1, 2009
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When most of us think of green electronics, we think of lighting control systems or Energy Star-rated TVs that use less electricity than other sets—or maybe LED (light emitting diode) lights or sexy OLED (organic light emitting diode) video screens. Those are all very nice, and they all represent somewhat greener electronics that most...

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Energy Conservation Can Make Us Richer

September 30, 2009
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Hooray! Nobel Award-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is backing legislation to curb climate change. Not only that, he has stated in a recent column that energy conservation can make consumers richer. Why is this such a good thing, besides the getting richer part? Krugman’s opinions cast considerable clout, regardless of...

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Will National Parks Series Inspire Us to be Greener?

September 29, 2009
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In viewing Ken Burns’ new film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, I am struck not only by the stunning beauty of our preserved lands—but by the possibilities they still behold. I wonder if this latest miniseries will accelerate our collective interest in being greener and more energy efficient. Is it too much to...

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Energy Secretary Chu Talks up Energy-Saving Systems for Homes

September 23, 2009
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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talked up energy-saving home technologies in his speech this week to the GridWeek 2009 Conference, according to Greentech Media. Dozens of startups and major companies like Google, Microsoft and Cisco are delving into the home energy management field, and many stimulus-seeking projects involve them. But to make homes –...

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Hummer vs. Prius: When to Talk ‘Green’?

September 22, 2009
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If you sell technologies to homeowners and businesses, you can sell energy-efficiency and green technologies. But how do you know when you can sell “green”? It’s a common problem when you want to market green technology and energy-efficiency services: Do you talk “green” to a potential client who may not be into it? Or...

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Why You Should Go Green Now

September 17, 2009
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Who do you want to be when the market for green technology takes off? The guy who’s already there, who has experience with it—or the one still thinking about it?

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Control4’s Energy Monitor Could Be a Game Changer

September 15, 2009
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Control4’s Energy Monitor Could Be a Game Changer

“As a lead generation tool, it’s pretty compelling. We can use home automation as a follow-up.” --Control4's Paul Nagel

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Eco-friendly Electronics Rolled out at CEDIA

September 9, 2009
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It’s the first day of the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta—and not even the first day, it’s just press conference day—but already manufacturers are flying the green flag. LG has announced new LED LCD TVs, including its 55-inch 55LHX model ($4,799) and 42- and 47-inch SL models ($2,599 and $2,099 respectively), though the SL models...

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Green = Electronics?

August 31, 2009
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Is green electronics is an oxymoron? First of all, who are you calling a MORON? But seriously, we object to the inference that green and electronics don’t belong in the same sentence. On the surface it may seem contradictory that electronics, which use increasing amounts of our overall energy resources, could possibly be green—as...

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