energy efficiency

Mike Pence Couldn’t Kill Indiana’s Green Job Boom

A new report details how jobs grew in Indiana's clean-energy and energy-efficiency fields despite pushback from its coal-friendly former governor, Mike Pence.

Are Americans Really Using Less Energy?

While energy efficiency has increased, overall consumption has remained static due to increasing home sizes.

The Rise of Water and Energy Self-Sufficiency

The trend toward sufficiency filters all the way from the largest cities to the smallest towns as communities and businesses invest in locally-renewable…

CDP: Business Commitments on Carbon Fall Short of Paris Climate Goals

The world’s largest companies have a long way to go before they move the needle on the ambitious climate change mitigation goals set…

Pitch Perfect: Fostering Local Talent Makes Clean Cookstoves More Popular

BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person…

How Ford Focus RS Smart Technology Impacts Sustainability

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth took a spin in the Focus RS at Ford's proving grounds in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Data Is In: Green Buildings Financially Outperform Rivals

In partnership with its clients, Bentall Kennedy brought on board top global academics, sharing a 10-year data pool of nearly 300 office buildings,…

It’s Time for Energy to Go Digital

Homeowners often find themselves jockeying between dense government databases and Doomsday preppers’ blogs in their quest to seek out real, fact-based information about…

Effective Energy-Efficiency Strategies Require Creative Thinking

As we work toward meeting aggressive greenhouse gas emissions targets, we need to move beyond operational-level strategies for reducing energy use.

Is Your Company Making One of These 3 Costly Mistakes When Buying Energy?

For many businesses, buying energy has been simplified into a regular routine. But that 'set-it-and-forget-it' mindset could cost your company money.

Data Communications and The Revolution in the U.S. Electric Grid

A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.

How a Simple Idea Could Make Data Centers 25 Percent More Efficient

Computer scientists led by Microsoft figured out a way to improve the efficiency of data centers by 25 percent. The trick? They tweaked…

Use Smart Tech to Make Your Small Business Sustainable

Cutting the environmental impact of your business not only helps the planet, but it can also positively affect your bottom line, both through…

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…

Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for…