energy efficiency

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Apr 16, 2012
Full-scale anaerobic digester. Photo: kqedquest/Flickr

Biogas and fertilizer in a new age

Bob Harrington
The use of biogas as a fuel in Sweden suggests that there is a replacement for fuel oil that is derived from wastes buried by ecological processes of decomposition and storage.
Blog
Apr 10, 2012
Photo: nanotron/Flickr

The parable of the Prius

Marc Lee
One of the speakers at a talk on dematerialization told "the parable of the Prius" to illustrate Jevon's paradox that efficiency gains do not necessarily reduce energy consumption.
Blog
Oct 24, 2011

Home energy retrofits: Part two

Marc Lee
This summer I put our household through an energy efficiency retrofit. I was working on a paper on energy efficiency, and then the B.C. and federal governments announced funding for retrofit programs.
Blog
Oct 13, 2011

Are smart meters worth the cost?

Marc Lee
A notice in my mailbox last week told me that smart meters are going to be installed in my neighbourhood. As an economist, I'm interested in costs and benefits of the program.

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