Tag: Energy Star fraud

Should You Ignore Energy Star Ratings?

Written by | March 30th, 2010

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A government investigation found that the Energy Star energy-saving rating program isn’t fool-proof. But that doesn’t mean you should buy any old appliance, says our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2010

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You’re cool, we’re green, it’s morning…let’s get this eco-news party started:

  1. A boat made of 12,000 recyclable plastic bottles is sailing for 3 months…right through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, the irony… (EcoGeek)
  2. Why was a 3rd runway nixed for Heathrow Airport? Hint: Two words, both beginning with “c.” (Ecopolitology)
  3. Clean diesel: Get excited! (The Vine)
  4. You can’t count on anything: Even the federal Energy Star program is “highly vulnerable to fraud.” (GoodCleanTech)
  5. CO2 emissions from the soil are increasing because of…those two words that both begin with “c.” (Journal Watch Online)
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