energy efficiency

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…
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Nest Freezes Sales of Smoke Alarm, Is Sued Over Thermostat’s Energy Savings Claims

Nest Labs quickly became a darling of both the sustainability and tech worlds for its sleek, Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector designed to…
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Interview: Brandon Tidwell on Darden Restaurants’ 2013 Citizenship Update

TriplePundit chats with Brandon Tidwell, manager of sustainability for Darden Restaurants, about the company's 2013 Citizenship Update and where it's headed when it…
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Tech Networks of Boston Puts Sustainability at the Core of Business

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) delivers help desk, remote monitoring and maintenance, staff augmentation, onsite support, training and project IT services to nonprofits…
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‘Negawatts’ Yield Juicy Returns, Possibility of Net Zero Emissions for California

A heady mix of state and local incentives, federal government support and public-private development partnerships is driving demand for smart energy storage solutions…
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AT&T, EDF Promote Conservation Toolkit In Water-Stressed U.S. Cities

Working together at the water-energy nexus, AT&T and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have developed a toolkit to help businesses reduce water and…
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Investment Fund Launches Model For Energy Efficiency Financing

"What is missing in the energy efficiency industry is akin to what is allowing solar to take off now," says Mike Gordon, CEO…
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New Commercial Refrigeration Standards to Save Billions in Energy Bills

Following through on President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy (DOE) on February 28 issued new energy efficiency standards for…