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From Energy Circle:

Free Download: Energy Circle’s Guide to Home Energy Monitoring.

This free White Paper provides an overview of the home energy monitoring landscape, detailing the types of energy monitors available today and what they’re each good for.

Curated Links from the Web:

Which Cities Lead the Pack in Energy Star Buildings?

New data from the EPA shows which cities nationwide have the most Energy Star certified buildings. Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco take the lead. (From Green Tech Media)

Prisons: An Unexpected Place for Massive Energy Savings.

Yup, even correctional facilities could benefit from building performance upgrades, according to Constellation Energy. (From The New York Times)

New Nest Thermostat Features.

The hottest thermostat to hit the market since, well... maybe ever?, has announced a few new features that will be automatically added to all purchased Nest thermostats. Among them: energy history, an automatic cooling shut-off, and some user stats. (From Cleantechnica)

The Inconvenient Truth of Carbon Offsets.

Carbon offsets have been semi-controversial since they were first introduced, with various parties weighing in on the pros and cons of being able to “buy forgiveness” for carbon emissions. A climate scientist weighs in on the unexpected consequences of offsets, and why he will not be purchasing any. (From

An Interview About Energy with Maggie Koerth-Baker.

The science editor at the popular blog BoingBoing has a new book out called “Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before it Conquers Us.” Grist gets the low down. (From Grist)

Another Energy Related Blog We Love:

Energy Exchange.

Energy Exchange is a blog from the Environmental Defense Fund. It's written by Ramon Alvarez, Ph.D, and focuses on the role of energy in the environmental landscape. 

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