As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months…) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news we didn’t cover dropped off as a result. With a big backlog of stories I wanted to share, I’m breaking them up into even more articles than normal. Here’s one on energy efficiency news.
Your refrigerator is one of the biggest electricity hogs in your house. But you can make it much more efficient by cleaning its condenser coils. Here’s how to do that. (Green Living Ideas)
Install a water-efficient shower head! Not sure how? Read this piece from Peter Young. (Green Living Ideas)
Want to take it a step further and install a shower flow valve adapter? Peter has another article for you. (Green Living Ideas)
If you’re new to one of the best energy-efficient products on the market — energy-efficient light bulbs — Lindsay Wilson has a video for you on how to go about making the switch in an intelligent, informed way. (Shrink That Footprint)
Another electricity-gulping giant in many homes is the air conditioning unit. Lindsay tips you on how to cut your cooling load in another of his many videos. (Shrink That Footprint)
Turn off yo’ dang gadgets! (Shrink That Footprint)
Even bigger than gadgets or lighting, the energy you use to power your car (assuming you have one — I don’t) is huge. Lindsay discusses ways that you can better understand your emissions and those of different vehicles. (Shrink That Footprint)
No matter what vehicle you drive, you can also hack at your fuel use and emissions in various ways. Lindsay offers up 5 tips for more efficient driving. (Shrink That Footprint)
Another way to really get more efficient on the road is to take transit. In the modern age, we can now call this part of the “sharing economy,” right? (Shrink That Footprint)
LEDs work well in greenhouses. Who’s surprised? (Green Building Elements)
Europe is losing its energy efficiency lead, and how. (EnergyPost)
The EU wants to get 30% more energy efficient by 2030. That’s the new goal, at least. (Think Progress)
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