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Your Air Conditioner May Be Lying To You

July 26th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Japan’s Consumer Agency has published information relating to 11 separate air conditioner manufacturing companies, regarding inappropriate energy usage rate displays. The eleven companies (who remain unnamed as of yet) conducted A/C capacity tests and calculated energy use to display to the consumer, who is generally unaware of how much air flows through the unit or how much energy is used


Energy in an Hour {Infographic}

May 17th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Ever wonder how much energy is used by your different major appliances or electronics? Or how much energy all such appliances and electronics in the U.S. use? Here's some info on that for four big ones: TVs, computers, clothes dryers, and refrigerators


How Bad Ideas Keep Rebounding Into Public Discourse: The Rebound Effect and Its Refutation

May 16th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

I covered the rebound effect here on CleanTechnica a couple months ago. The common argument of rebound effect enthusiasts is that energy efficiency actually increases energy use. Sound hard to believe? Yeah, that's because it's not true. Anyway, NRDC's David Goldstein, Sierra Martinez, and Robin Roy delved into this topic in more depth recently and I'm reposting a great article by David Goldstein on their new report below



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