Zachary Shahan

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

Energy Benchmarking Rocks (Infographic)

The Institute for Market Transformation has created an infographic on why benchmarking the energy use of buildings is important. I’m a huge fan of benchmarking, in general, and I’m also obviously a big fan of saving energy, so I think this is pretty cool. Check out the infographic: Some of the facts from the infographic that most stood out to me were: 40% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings (okay, we’ve seen that fact before). ½ of all…

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Domino’s Sets World LED Record

When you think of energy efficiency or green lighting, Domino’s Pizza is probably not what comes to mind. But Domino’s has actually now set the world record for “the most energy efficient restaurant lighting retrofit.” The Domino’s restaurant that set the record is located at 28 West Blackwell Street in Dover, NJ. “We have many ‘firsts’ across the public and private sectors, but Domino’s hits a special chord,” said Charlie Szoradi, CEO of Independence LED, the US company that supplied the LED tubes. “Back in the…

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Battery Made Of Wood Could Be Much Greener

There’s a lot of research going on in the realm of batteries these days. It seems like there’s a “battery breakthrough” announced almost every day. Clearly, all these battery breakthroughs won’t make it to commercialization, and it’s hard to identify which will. This new battery made of wood one could be promising… but would the wood really come from sustainable forestry? A lot to think about and discuss here, but at least worth a read. Check out this CleanTechnica repost…

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