Publications, news and events

Selected News

A new documentary, “A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash,” has just been released in the United States. A 90 minute documentary,it has already won film prizes in the United States, Germany and Switzerland. See the You Tube trailer

The funny “Power of Wind” commercial from EPURON wins Golden Lion in Cannes

Upcoming events

West Coast Green, the largest residential green building conference and expo, will be held in San Francisco September 20-22, 2007 with over 270 exhibitors and 220 speakers.

Books

Articles

Just released on the U.S. DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website: High Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems, and Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 1: Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot and Humid Climate.

Just released EPRI/NRDC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Environmental Report. The study finds that widespread use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the United States could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve ambient air quality.

An interesting read: Estimating total power consumption by servers in the U.S. and the world. Finally some good estimations. The power consumed is growing but is not nearly as high as claimed in some publications. Jonathan’s website is worth exploring.

Slides supporting Smart Energy podcasts

Changing the world’s energy systems, supporting presentation.

Banking on alternative energy?, supporting presentation.

Global warming and the benefits of wind energy, supporting podcasts.

What will biofuels do to our earth, supporting podcast.