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How to Make Your Home Smart and Energy Efficient

When it comes to electrical usage, one should think of the age-old economic theory, the Tragedy of the Commons. The principle is simple:…
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World Bank: Climate Change Policies Will Boost Global Economy

“Climate change poses a severe risk to global economic stability, but it doesn’t have to be like this,” said World Bank Group President…
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Clean Tech Case Study: When Sustainability Means Big Savings

Sustainability is more than just company operations. At the Doe Run Co., sustainability is also about “protecting our workforce and neighbors”… to the…
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Joule Assets Targets First $90 Million for Energy Efficiency Contractors

Joule Assets is bankrolling energy efficiency and demand response projects for an initial 10 SMB contractors, boosting their businesses by enabling them to…
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How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

While the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever, it’s also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse…
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Ultra-Energy Efficient Homes: Are They Worth the Upfront Cost?

Is it financially savvy to construct a super efficient home over a code-built home because of the reduction in operating costs? The simple…
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How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…
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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…