energy efficiency

A Target Store in Miami, FL

Target Announces Corporate Responsibility Goals

Target announced its corporate responsibility scorecard, with a focus on the environment, education, healthy living, and community work.
An REI store in Mountain View, CA

REI’s Climate Impact Slows While Sales Surge

REI recently released its 2010 Stewardship report, showing how it tries to increase revenues while slowing the effects of its carbon footprint.

Tougher Fuel Economy Standards Could Add 236,000 California Jobs

A new report released this week on fuel economy and emissions standards for the state of California concludes that the idea there is…

The Real Payback on Green Job Training Programs

Analysts with no field experience can paint a very bleak picture of the green job market and related training programs. In reality, hard…

Using Social Media to Promote Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Programs in the City of Berkeley

The following case study is part of a project by MPA students at the Presidio Graduate School on information management technology and policy.…
Commercial Solar Installation

Can Commercial PACE Financing Drive $2.5 Billion in Energy Efficiency Investments?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Online Auction Mechanism for EV Charging Developed

With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the energy impact on the grid is less about the overall availability of energy to…
A robotic arm sprays insulating foam at the GE Appliances & Lighting refrigerator manufacturing plant in Decatur

GE Switches to New Technology That Reaps Huge CO2 Reduction

Employees at GE’s branch that builds refrigerators, GE Appliances & Lighting, recently discovered that a new compound or hydrocarbon, cyclopentane, can slash greenhouse…

Sound Energy Policy Should Consider Rebounds

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

For the 2012 London Olympics, The Winning Medal is Green

With 15 months to go before the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the mega-event’s organizers have the goal of emerging as the most…
Walmart goes green, and not just some trucks.

Waste Diversion, Renewable Energy Among Highlights of Walmart’s 2011 Sustainability Report

Walmart just just released its 2011 Global Responsibility Report. Waste diversion and renewable energy initiatives that appear within some of the chain’s 8000…

CA Carbon Legislation Creates Green Jobs

A new study from the University of California – Berkeley has put a number on the impact that new energy conservation laws can…
diagram explaining how the new heating system works

Heat from Sewage To Energize Paris

Last week a Paris primary school launched a new heating system that draws energy from nearby sewer pipes. The joint project between the…

Answering the President’s Call on Both Sides of the Energy Equation

By: Dylan Hedrick, Ignite Solar, 2010 EDF Climate Corps fellow at ServiceMaster, Rice University MBA This article is part of a four part…
DOE kicks of National Clean Fleets Partnership

Feds Help Large Fleets Clean Up Their Act. What About the Little Fleets?

A new federal initiative called the National Clean Fleets Partnership has set an ambitious goal to slice 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum usage…