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When warmth-challenged friends come to visit cold climes from places like Los Angeles, it's important to have an energy efficient space heater in the house. One of favorite house guests brags...
... this dashing little unit houses three LED flashlights that are fine looking, spring into action at the first sign of trouble, and take orders from a mysterious, soft-spoken blinking light. They're kind of like ... Angels. At least, that was our take.
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I hope Google will put provide the technological benefits of the PowerMeter to people who are unlikely ever to upgrade their dryers to Smart Dryers - who probably won't buy software or even upgrade their computers to accept the software that they could download for free.
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All of this was just another lesson on the complexities and interconnectedness of this ecosystem we call our house. And the real possibility of spending large sums of money solving the wrong problem. Is it rocket science? Maybe not. But it's still pretty darn complex.
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LED lights are on track to be the preferred lighting source of the future - that future being, well, probably some time later today...
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It's been a week of shout outs to Google in the aftermath of the information giant's PowerMeter announcement and initial tests in some fortunate Google employee homes.
To measure is to know. To know is to understand. To understand is to anticipate change. To register the magnitude of that change, we measure.. to know... to understand... to make change...
Most of us know that our homes could be more efficient. We even have ideas about what we should do. But inertia is a powerful force, and we don't get around to making home energy efficiency a priority, until ...
We have been wishing for Google Energy Analytics for a long time. We've been keeping an eye on Eric Schmidt's speeches and paying close attention to Google's wedding vows with GE, hoping for evidence that Google was going to put its awesome information gathering and distribution tools to work on...
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First, know this: Your children are wrong. Icicles hanging off your roof are not pretty. (Nor are they a recommended part of a balanced diet). Next time you see a theatrical curtain of glass daggers dangling from your roof, think "Woooop woooop warning!" ...

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