energy efficiency

Joule Assets Sees Outsized Returns Investing in Negawatts

Joule Assets' co-founders and Energy Reduction Assets Fund portfolio managers Mike Gordon and Dennis Quinn see above-market returns for investors in an industry…

How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality…

State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released – How Did Yours Fare In 2013?

In its 2013 scorecard, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks the most energy-efficient states based on policy and program efforts…

The Gates Foundation Promotes Building Better Condoms

People all over the world were demonstrably excited to participate in the Gates Foundation's next generation condom contest, which features an award up…

Atlanta’s Power to Change Program Shows That Building Retrofits Mean Business

Atlanta's involvement in the Better Buildings Challenge and its partnership with the DOE gives the city's building owners the tools to reduce operating…

CA Building Code Revision Will Revolutionize Building Efficiency Financing

If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs.

PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable…

Asian Energy Expansion Means We’re Probably Too Late to Avert Climate Change Disruption

Home to some of the world's fastest growing economies and populations, an energy forecast for Southeast Asia bode ill for efforts to curtail…

Walmart Launches Great Value LED Lightbulbs for Less Than $10 in All U.S. Stores

Walmart recently announced the launch of a Great Value line of LED lightbulbs for less than $10 at all of its U.S. stores…

Leveraging the Love of Sports to Drive Sustainability

Over half of all Americans identify as sports fans, putting the sports industry in a good position to implement and benefit from sustainability…

Sweden, Sustainability and the Future

Sweden is a sustainability and renewable energy pioneer, far out in front of most other countries, but countries are now looking to follow…

Energy Efficiency Drive Yields $1 Billion Savings for U.S. Manufacturers

Reduced energy consumption and greater energy efficiency across more than 120 U.S. manufacturing businesses and over 1,750 plants have resulted in some $1…

Professional Sports Teams Win Big on Sustainability

Thirteen percent of people follow science, while over 63 percent follow sports. The sports industry has a unique opportunity to influence trends in…

Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…

DOE Partners with Georgetown to Launch Small Town Energy Efficiency Prize

The DOE has signed an MOU to collaborate with Georgetown University in launching a 2-year, $5M energy efficiency competition open to 8,892 small…