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A simple way to pay for green buildings

This is one of the smartest ideas I’ve seen: PACE is a bipartisan local government initiative that allows property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for their homes and commercial buildings. Interested property owners opt‐in to receive financing for improvements that is repaid through an assessment on their property taxes for up […]

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Why I’m not worried about an energy shortage

Because we’re really smart and we’ll figure it out. Fast Company reports on amazing uses of piezoelectric surfaces to generate power. After the apocalypse, I’m going to cover my house with them and hold giant parties so my friends’ dancing will recharge my gadgets. Late last year, Haifa-based Innowattech dug up 33 feet of Israel’s […]

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How we’ll solve the energy crisis

With cleverness and good-old-fashioned supply and demand. WindTronics is selling a $6,000 wind turbine at Ace Hardware that can power 20% of your household needs. If power gets really expensive or unreliable, we’ll all run out and buy five of them. I don’t know about you, but my TiVo and laptop are getting electricity, whatever […]

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