Hans Kohlsdorf’s Blog

Innovation is the Clear Path to Defeating Climate Change

Climate change is taken very seriously by the science community yet faces an uphill battle against some companies, public opinion and governments that have short term interests and needs. But the path toward environmental protection has been positive in recent years,...

Regulation Leads to Innovation

Many times people think of "innovation" as being out of reach or impractical, particularly in an industry with heavy regulations. But regulation often opens doors to new ideas and technologies. But regulation can certainly lead to innovation and if companies...

Radiant Cooling And How It’s Utilized

The weather is not always pleasant outside, which is why humans have spent the majority of their history building shelters. Over time these shelters have become more sophisticated, even coming with their own ways to create completely different indoor environments via...

Energy Optimization in the Automobile Industry

As companies around the world begin focusing more on how they can use less energy and lower their impact on the environment, we have seen a few companies optimize the amount of energy they use. A fairly recent energy optimization project has been the partnership...

State of World Energy Balances

The International Energy Agency (IEA) works with its 30 member countries to create and utilize reliable and clean energy for those countries and even further. The IEA’s World Energy Balances shares detailed information for over 150 countries all around the world and...

New York City is Setting Strict Energy Efficiency Mandate

New York City is Setting Strict Energy Efficiency Mandate

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed an energy mandate in New York City in order to curb the negative effects of global warming. It is one of the most ambitious energy efficiency laws on record. When passed, the citywide ban will affect the city's largest buildings...

How Domestic Energy Strengthens the US

How Domestic Energy Strengthens the US

Energy is the life blood which keeps the world spinning in a timely fashion. Without reliable access to oil, gas, and electricity, a society has not yet reached a level to be able to accurately  call itself a developed and competitive country. Therefore, it is...

The Basics of Natural Gas

The Basics of Natural Gas

Natural gas is increasing in popularity as an alternative fuel source. While it is still considered a fossil fuel, it’s much cleaner than other fossil fuels, such as coal and oil. Around the world, we’re seeing countries increase their usage of natural gas, for a...

The Use of Natural Gas in Vehicles in India

The Use of Natural Gas in Vehicles in India

Using natural gas as a form of fuel for cars has become increasingly popular around the world. Natural gas use leads to cleaner energy for vehicles and less emissions than we would see from gasoline or diesel. There are benefits to using natural gas for any energy...