The Smart Energy Solution

Robbins, John F.
September 2005
Solar Today;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p12
Academic Journal
The best policies for achieving smart energy solutions are policies that reduce the most usage and demand for polluting and unreliable power. Consumers need to focus on using less energy through combinations of more expensive renewable energy, less expensive energy-efficiency and no-cost conservation. They need to evaluate and promote all strategies based on how usage and demand are reduced. Out-of-control growth in energy consumption makes it difficult and expensive to implement enough energy efficiency and renewable energy to keep up and phase out some of the dirtiest and most unreliable energy sources. Energy policies tend to focus on economics. States with coal reserves and coal-fired generators want more coal mining and burning despite environmental consequences.


Related Articles

  • Conservation Could Meet Up To 85% of Demand Growth.  // ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/14/2009, Vol. 263 Issue 9, p98 

    The article reports that conservation could meet up to 85% energy demand growth over the next 20 years in the Pacific Northwest if a draft plan released on September 4, 2009 by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council is adopted. According to the plan, the demand for electricity will...

  • Mustering the Citizen Lobbyists. Böer, Karl W. // Solar Today;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p20 

    The article presents views and insights of the author concerning renewable energy deployment in the U.S. According to the author, the experiences in Germany and Japan, the world leaders in solar energy, demonstrate that the fastest, most efficient route to widespread solar adoption is through...

  • New and Notable.  // Home Energy;May/Jun2003, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p45 

    Presents news related to residential energy conservation in the U.S. as of May 2003. Energy rating labeling programs of the National Fenestration Rating Council; Discussion groups on renewable energy and energy efficiency hosted by the Renewable Energy Policy Project; Release of the annual...

  • Strompreisdebatte versachlichen. Goldammer, Kathrin // ifo Schnelldienst;9/14/2012, Vol. 65 Issue 17, p15 

    No abstract available.

  • Piebalgs conserves energy at expense of new sources.  // European Power News;Jun2005, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p2 

    Focuses on the plan of European Union (EU) Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs to promote energy conservation as his policy priority for his term of office. Launch of the European Energy Efficiency Initiative which aims to save energy for the EU; Emphasis on increase of gas liberalization...

  • INSTITUTIONS AND ENERGY POLICY.  // Global Energy Market Research: Slovenia;Dec2011, p4 

    The article focuses on energy institutions and policies in Slovenia. It outlines the important role of the Energy Agency, which is responsible for regulating and overseeing the liberalization and transparency of the energy market. It also provides brief overview of the market condition of the...

  • The Answer Is "Negawatts". Ogle, Martin // Solar Today;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p18 

    The article presents an opinion regarding the perspectives of scientist James Lovelock and U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett on renewable energy sources, energy conservation, and energy policy. Lovelock explains that a civilization in imminent danger has no time to experiment with renewable...

  • INSTITUTIONS AND ENERGY POLICIES.  // Global Energy Market Research: Tunisia;May2011, p4 

    The article provides information on several institutions and energy policies governing the energy industry in Tunisia as of May 2011. The country's General Energy Directorate under the Ministry of Industry and Technology enforces the energy policy and regulates the public energy companies while...

  • New Hampshire Embraces RE Policies. Richardson, Laura // Solar Today;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p14 

    The article discusses the New Hampshire's adoption of the renewable energy policies. At this point, coalitions are working in small steps to improve energy generation, use, efficiency and education on many degrees. Watercooler talk in New Hampshire regards energy costs, energy independence and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics