Posts Tagged ‘energy policy’

Guest Post that I wish I’d thought of: “Free” way to reduce energy use

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The myth of the landlord as a Mr. Potter-type figure still persists, even though many of them today are as cash-strapped as the tenants.   That is the only rational explanation for why many building owners fail to make obvious energy-saving improvements in their buildings, improvements that have paybacks of 4 years or less and add to [...]

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Behind The Green Door: How to make hotel rooms less expensive

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Why don’t hotels have no-frills “green rooms” ? Here’s how it would work. First, instead of those little disposable bottles of shampoo and conditioner and body lotion (who the hell even uses the body lotion?), they’d have a dispenser. Second, if you want changes of sheets and towels you’d pay extra. In fact, maid serivce [...]

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What economists can learn from the Bates Motel

Friday, December 12th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Like Norman Bates’ mother, your gas and electric meters are never seen outside the basement. But this does not have to be the case. (About metering, that is.) Think Outside Of the Box for a minute. What if every day an email appeared on your computer [...]

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prowling the sidelines, unattached to any supporting wires

Friday, November 21st, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

No, give me a man in a tweed jacket and a rep tie and a snap brim, holding nothing more than a rolled up program in his hand, prowling the sidelines, unattached to any supporting wires. That was a football coach. Now we have technocrats in Goodwill chic.
When it comes to my own mini [...]

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