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EPA Report: Los Angeles Buildings are ‘Energy Stars’

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per…
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Study: Video Game Consoles to Cost Consumers $1 Billion a Year in Electric Bills

Of this total, $400 million will come from "vampire" usage, the electricity used while video game consoles are in stand-by mode and aren't…
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Climate Credit Helping California ‘Stay Golden’

The California Climate Credit helps residents and businesses shrink their energy bills and invest in energy efficiency upgrades -- and it's a true…
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Obama: “We Don’t Fear the Future” of Climate Change

On the heels of the administration’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, President Barack Obama today announced an array of executive…
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California Climate Tax is Reducing Electricity Bills

The California Climate Tax is an innovative public policy idea for addressing climate change by taxing pollution to fund residential electric bill credits.
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Spanish Island Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

El Hierro, the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is set to become the world’s first land mass to be fully energy self-sufficient, when…
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Michigan Cities Building a Sustainable Energy Platform: Holland, Ann Arbor and Beyond

This is the second post in a two-part series examining how Michigan cities are adopting sustainable energy efficiency platforms to recover from the…
Grand Rapids, and other cities in Michigan, are using energy efficiency programs to recover from the economic downturn.

Michigan Cities Building a Sustainable Energy Platform: Focus on Grand Rapids

In a two-part series, Haris Alibašić, director of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability, provides case studies of sustainable…
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Commercial and Industrial Project Developers Sign Up For SaaS Energy-Efficiency Platform

Pioneering startups, such as Austin's Noesis Energy, see a multi-billion dollar opportunity in expanding the market for energy-efficiency projects. Spurred on by the…
GiveO2 helps Android and iOS users track their carbon footprints and support sustainable projects around the world.

3p Weekend: 7 Eco Apps That Are Actually Worth Downloading

To save you some time scouring the app store, this week 3p rounded up seven apps that are actually useful for reducing environmental…
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Is This a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Social collaboration gives us nearly instant feedback on the satisfaction of our constituents, paving the way for the tenets of a Golden Age:…
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Bacardi Makes Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Its Rum Facility in Puerto Rico

After highlighting significant reductions in water and energy use in its 2013 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, Bacardi recently announced new energy efficiency…
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Energy Efficiency: The Nation’s Cheapest Energy Resource

What method of electricity generation is cheaper than solar, wind, oil or even coal? Trick question; it’s energy you don’t need to produce…
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Greenpeace Slams Amazon on Dirty Energy Use

Amazon gets failing grades from Greenpeace on energy transparency; renewable energy commitment and siting policy; and renewable energy deployment and advocacy. The company…
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Alaska Air Group Sets Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Alaska Air Group, which operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced greenhouse gases by 30.4 percent per revenue mile since the 2004…