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Six California Cities Make Energy Star’s Top Cities List

Six California cities made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Top Cities list, which ranks cities by the number of Energy Star-certified…
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MIT’s Climate CoLab Puts Big Money Up for Big Climate Concepts

“As systems like Linux and Wikipedia have shown, people from around the world — connected by the Internet — can work together to…
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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur…
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LED Lights Installed in Over 3,000 Habitat for Humanity Homes

Expanding its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, leading LED lighting manufacturer Cree announced its offering its new CR6 LED bulbs to Habitat affiliates.…
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A Call for Renewables From the Fossil-Fuel Center of the World

In a must-read report released this week, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi signals a once-in-a-lifetime opening for investors in Middle Eastern renewables…
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Platform Brings Energy Efficiency to Affordable Housing

The Free State Energy Benchmarking Program aims to deliver significant energy-efficiency savings to affordable housing owners in seven U.S. states.
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Love Free Shipping? Your Home Deliveries Burn 70 Gallons of Fuel a Year

Union of Concerned Scientists estimates our addiction to home delivery burns about 70 gallons of fuel annually per person.
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5 Trends Shaping the Future of the Workplace

Bruno Gardner, managing director of the Low Carbon Workplace initiative at the Carbon Trust, explains five trends shaping the future of the workplace.
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New NREL Engineers Take Sustainability to Heart (and Home)

Newly-minted professional engineers working for the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory embody a commitment to overall sustainability. They're not only helping U.S. Army…
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Eiffel Tower Ramps Up Renewables With Wind Turbines

"It really does represent this big leap forward for renewable energy as a whole, to have this technology to the point where it…
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Place Your Bets: SunEdison Buys Solar Energy Storage Startup

SunEdison's acquisition of Solar Grid highlights growing interest among VCs and leading energy, industrial and solar companies in stationary energy storage. Along with…
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Energy Efficiency Solutions for Retail Chains

Forward-thinking retail chains are accepting energy as a strategic asset. And, as such, they are finding ways to manage their energy consumption intelligently…
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EPA Takes on the ‘Gas Guzzlers’ of Home Appliances

For the first time ever, it is possible to buy a highly energy-efficient clothes dryer that meets performance standards set by Energy Star.…
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New Energy Campaign Fails to Consider Businesses

A new government campaign launched last week in the U.K. to encourage domestic energy customers to engage in the market. But are businesses…
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4 Strategies for Building an Efficient Home

A high-performance house offers many unique features that dramatically reduce dependence on fossil fuels, while providing exceptional comfort. Although many of these features…