• JDR Annual Industry Blogger Awards

Results: JDR Industry Blogger Awards

I want to take a moment to thank you for voting for this site in the recent JDR Annual Industry Blogger Awards.  I’m happy to report that Jetson Green was nominated and won […]

By |April 24th, 2011|Categories: Media, Weblogs|6 Comments
  • Week in Review

NZE Tract Homes, Solar Valuation, Vertical Landscape, + Efficiency Upgrade Loans

Solar panels increase home values.
Cities versus suburbs is the wrong debate.
Home energy upgrades get U.S.-backed loans.
Builders offer near net-zero energy tract homes.
Green product sales down with cost-cutting.
Million dollar house uses very little energy.
A green wall […]

By |April 23rd, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|1 Comment
  • India Tree Pipit in Kamchatka, Russia

Have a Great Earth Day 2011

I hope you’re enjoying Earth Day and taking it all in with an open mind. For many, it’s a time to get acquainted with the planet in a new way, and that’s a good […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Categories: Weblogs|0 Comments
  • The Fringe is Too Green for the Mainstream

Study: Green Too Fringe for Mainstream

OgilvyEarth, a sustainability consultancy, studied the mainstream consumer and posted some fascinating research.  Specifically, 82% of Americans have good green intentions, while only 16% of Americans are firmly dedicated to fulfilling those green intentions — leaving 66% in the middle, the “Middle Green,” wanting to do more but not getting it done.  This deficiency between intent and action — the Green Gap — is explained with some firm solutions in a 131-page reported called Mainstream Green.

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By |April 22nd, 2011|Categories: Lists, News|6 Comments
  • Honeywell Wind Turbine - Studio Photo

Gearless Wind Turbine Launches Today

The much-anticipated Honeywell Wind Turbine from WindTronics officially launches today, one day prior to Earth Day.  This is a small wind turbine that we’ve mentioned extensively – here’s a video of one spinning.  The launch is supported by a global network of distributors, partners, and retailers ready to sell the unique turbine from a starting price of $5,795, plus installation.

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By |April 21st, 2011|Categories: Technology, Wind|Tags: , , |9 Comments
  • Switch 75W Equiv

Switch Intros Affordable LED Light Bulbs

A new company, Switch Lighting, just introduced some new lights that look promising.  The San Jose-based company has what it calls “the brightest warm light LED replacement available,” according to a news release, and we’ve been able to get access to a couple photos of the 75W bulb.  The Cradle to Cradle bulbs — 40W, 60W, and 75W equivalents — have a self-cooling design that maximizes brightness and requires fewer LEDs.

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By |April 20th, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Technology|Tags: , , , |11 Comments
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