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Energy Efficiency’s Next Great Leap: Predicting the Weather

A new energy usage system, developed by Stem Energy, uses atmospheric and environmental data to make a second-by-second decision about whether a building should pull from the meter for its energy, or run on battery power.

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ALEC Looking to Turn the Clock Back on Renewables

The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of the 29 states (plus DC) in which it exists, for the simple reason that doing so would increase sales of fossil fuels, let the climate and the people who depend on it be damned.

UK launches new Energy Efficiency Strategy

UK Could Shutter 22 Power Stations Through Energy Efficiency

England’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has just launched a new program called the Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy. The goal is to cut the equivalent of 22 power stations worth of energy consumption throughout the United Kingdom by 2020.

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Introducing the Refrigerant Revolution

This is the 1st in a multi-part article series on refrigerants, their effects as greenhouse gases, and the market-based solutions aimed at their disposal. Safe and effective management of refrigerants has now become a business, environmental and sustainability priority around the world.

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UN/Accenture Report Calls for Doubling Renewable Energy’s Share

The United Nations Global Compact and Accenture released a “comprehensive analysis” of priority actions to a sustainable clean-energy economy across 19 industry sectors, including the automobile, chemicals, construction, food, health care, forest products, transportation, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries.

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November Surprise? Obama Resets “All of the Above” Energy Policy

Beginning the new Obama term, there are several upcoming initiatives that clear the way for increased clean energy production on public property, and they could set up an epic showdown with certain members of Congress when the next legislative session begins.

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Coal in Decline? Blame Obama, not Reality

Murray Energy’s Blaming Obama for the Decline of Coal is like a Saddle-maker Blaming Theodore Roosevelt for the Decline of Horse Transport

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Disclosing Energy Use: A Disruptive Innovation?

Laws requiring building owners to report their properties’ energy use are gaining momentum, and the number of cities that require public disclosure of this data is expected to sharply increase in coming years. Is all this new data the groundwork for disruptive innovation?