energy efficiency

The Next Big Thing in Renewable Energy for Homeowners

Capacity for home energy-storage technologies continues to rise while costs go down. This will make solar a no-brainer for many families.

Cities of the Future Will Depend on Resiliency to Meet Urbanization Demands

To accommodate booming population growth, cities will face increasing challenges, including congested transportation and housing and the need to reliably supply sufficient energy…

Rolling Back the Clean Power Plan Will Hurt U.S. Jobs, Competitiveness

Donald Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.” That won’t happen by rolling back policies like the…

Sustainable Building Techs Jump Into Public Policy

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), a leading alliance of the building sector, is focusing on a new goal: proactive engagement with public…

European Union Toots Clean-Energy Horn with 2020 Goals in Sight

The European Union is on track to meet its 2020 clean-energy goals, and some member states have already blown past their benchmarks.

Vancouver Aims for Zero Carbon by 2030

Thanks to the aggressive target, ultra-energy-efficient buildings will soon be common in Vancouver, Canada.

2016: Another Monumental Year for Clean Energy

The latest Sustainable Energy in America Report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that the march toward a renewable energy future continues, unabated.

Scott Pruitt is Right: We Can Be ‘Pro-Energy and Pro-Environment’

“I believe we as an agency and we as a nation can be both pro-energy and jobs and pro-environment,” new EPA Chief Scott…

How Energy-Efficiency Programs Benefit All 50 States

The average American family saves an average of $500 a year on utility bills due to improved energy-efficiency standards for appliances, according to…

HP Pledges to Slash Emissions 25 Percent by 2025

The computer hardware giant HP plans to aggressively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. And that's not all.

UPS to Boost Onsite Solar By 500 Percent This Year

UPS plans to invest $18 million in solar installations this year, increasing its onsite solar power generation capacity fivefold.

Renewables Dominated New U.S. Power Generation in 2016

Of the over 26 gigawatts of new energy capacity added in the U.S. last year, the vast majority came from renewables, according to…

Ikea Acquires Canadian Wind Farm On the Quest Toward Energy Independence

Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate…

DOE SunShot Initiative Reaches $1 Per Watt Goal Three Years Early

The cost of utility-scale solar power has plunged to the Obama administration's $1 a watt goal -- and three years early at that.…

Emissions Cuts Helped Business Leaders Save $12.4 Billion Last Year

A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies…