Energy Efficiency Policy in the United States: Overview of Trends at Different Levels of GovernmentThis report catalogs by sector—buildings, transportation, industrial, and power—energy efficiency policies at the federal, state, and local levels, and identifies some prominent policy trends. Four key findings emerged from this report: 1) leadership on energy efficiency is necessary—and is found—at each level of government; 2) there is no widely accepted methodology for evaluating energy efficiency policies; 3) coordination among the three levels of government—and across sectors—is increasingly important, and there are opportunities to significantly improve policy performance through a unified strategy; and 4) there are efficiencies to be gained by informing policies in one ...
50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius!Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the planet and saving money.Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include transportation, alternative fuels, solar, wind, and hydro power, home insulation, construction, and more. The projects in this unique guide range from easy to more complex and are designed to optimize your time and simplify your life! 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius:Features step-by-step instructions for 50 environmentally friendly projects, complete with helpful illustrationsShows you how to design, build, and install your creationsAllows you to customize each project for your purposesRemoves the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, along with sources50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the plans and schematics you need to:Dramatically improve the fuel efficiency of your carInsulate the windows in your homeBuild a worm compost binAudit your appliances with an energy meterBuild a water purifierSet up a rainwater collection systemCreate a solar water heaterConstruct a homopolar motorAssemble a solar module from PV cellsCreate a wind turbineAssemble your own weather-protected human-powered vehicleConvert your car to biodieselBuild a contained composite structure And more
Saving energy is saving money, there is something special about watching your bills go down month to month from improvements you have made to your home or building.This book consists of extensive research on my part in my own journey to lower my electric, and to a very mild extent propane, and natural gas usage. All of my findings are in this book and can drastically lower your bills from month to month. The items in this book should put you on the fast track to saving energy, and money. It covers many of the newest technologies and explains how they will work for you.When you complete this book you will have the information you need to make a road map for your own energy savings, this information can be used simply to lower your bill, or as extensive as buying alternative energy such as solar at a lower price due to less energy required, or saving the environment if that is what you're looking for.You may be surprised at what exactly uses power in your home, and what uses next to nothing at all! One way in particular can save over 200 Kwh per month on your electric, and pays for itself very quickly, sometimes instantly depending on where you live!