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Category: Conservation and Efficiency
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Energy efficiency is about more than just saving money 14.4.2017 TreeHugger
An infographic from the Pembina Institute shows that there are other benefits too.
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Bipartisan group of former federal CSOs has some advice for President Trump 13.4.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With the fate of federal sustainability initiatives up in the air, former advisers to Presidents Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama offer their perspective on why the new administration should build on decades of progress.
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NY Leads 10-State Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Stalled Pollution Rules 4.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ten states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over stalled energy efficiency rules aimed at reducing pollution. The action, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman , accuses the U.S. Department of Energy of violating federal law by halting the implementation of national energy efficiency standards for major appliances like air conditioners, ceiling fans and freezers. Schneiderman slammed the Trump administration for blocking the standards, saying they would eliminate 292 million tons of carbon dioxide and save consumers nearly $24 billion in energy costs. “This is yet another example of how the Trump administration’s pollute-first energy policy has real and harmful impacts on the public health , environment and pocketbooks of New Yorkers,” Schneiderman said in a statement.  Joining New York in the lawsuit are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection and New York City. Today, I ...
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Trump Administration Slapped With Lawsuits Over Blocked Energy Efficiency Standards 3.4.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

A coalition of state attorneys general—led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman—announced plans Monday to file a lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE) under President Donald Trump for blocking Obama-era energy efficiency standards for a variety of commercial and consumer products.

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Groups Threaten to Sue Trump Administration for Blocking Common Sense Energy Efficiency Measures 3.4.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
Earthjustice Today, Earthjustice—along with Consumer Federation of America, NRDC, and Sierra Club— notified the Trump Administration of its intent to sue the Department of Energy (DOE) for needlessly delaying a raft of common sense energy efficiency measures. These measures are only one step away from saving consumers and small business owners money, and sparing our climate added carbon ...
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Treating wastewater wastes energy, but it doesn't have to 3.4.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Around the world, the industry is experimenting with new technologies. Here's the low-down on some of them.
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Climate Corps is a testing ground for future problem-solvers 29.3.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With 4.4 million fellows and growing, the EDF program is an invaluable resource for sustainability leaders in the making.
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Seven Things That Need to Happen to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 2C 22.3.2017 Truthout.com
In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to "well below 2C". Ever since the signing of the  Paris Agreement  on climate change,  scientists ,  think tanks  and  policymakers  have been scrambling to define exactly what meeting this temperature limit will mean in policy and investment terms. A new  report  released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is the latest attempt to address this question. Commissioned by the German government in its role this year as G20 president, the report sets out the "essential elements" needed to create an energy sector transition consistent with the Paris Agreement. The  G20  is a group of 20 major economies, including China, India, Germany, the UK and US, which  accounts  for 63% of global population and 83% of emissions. The IEA and IRENA each took a separate approach to modelling the most cost effective decarbonisation pathway, with the IEA using a so-called ...
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UK's 'Victorian era' CO2 emissions achieved without driving up energy costs 17.3.2017 TreeHugger
In the last few decades, emissions have plummeted in the UK. Luckily, energy bills have remained stable too.
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8 ways cities are upping the ante on building efficiency 15.3.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Leading by example and linking up with utilities are among the strategies cities are deploying.
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Copenhagen, Striving To Be Carbon-Neutral: Part 1, The Economic Payoffs 14.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
“Making environmental sense, makes economic sense.” — Morton Kabell, Copenhagen’s Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs Copenhagen’s rapid energy transition creates new jobs, new economic activity, and new businesses. Copenhagen, Denmark— By focusing on reducing carbon emissions and becoming more sustainable, can cities enhance their citizens’ health, well-being, and comfort, while improving their economies? One need not knock on too many doors in Copenhagen’s Town Hall to find city officials who find this proposition self-evident. They point toward a mounting body of evidence indicating that the same policies that protect the climate also improve the capital city’s economy and global competitiveness. Unpretentious in blue jeans and close-cropped blond beard, Morten Kabell, Copenhagen’s Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, clearly enjoys explaining the rapid progress Copenhagen is making toward becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. Global Recognition Copenhagen has ...
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Energy Star Is Cheap, Popular And Saves Billions Of Dollars. Trump Wants To Gut It. 11.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Over the past 25 years, the federal government’s Energy Star program has become a valuable marker for all kinds of industries. Real estate agents upsell buildings that have been Energy Star-certified as energy efficient. Homeowners seek out its blue logo on electricity-guzzling appliances and devices. But the White House has proposed eliminating funding for Energy Star and instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to “begin developing legislative options and associated groundwork for transferring ownership and implementation of Energy Star to a non-governmental entity,” according to a draft budget the energy news service E&E News obtained this week. The cuts come as part of President Donald Trump  administration’s effort to channel federal spending away from a variety of other programs and toward a $54 billion military buildup. But Energy Star helps save even more than the $57 million that the federal government spends on it each year, according to more than a dozen business executives, building ...
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Energy efficiency isn’t enough anymore. 7.3.2017 TreeHugger
Health, embodied energy and walkability all matter too.
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Why ExxonMobil's new CEO, like the old one, backs a carbon tax 27.2.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Darren Woods, who took the helm in early 2017, doubles down on oil giant's commitment to drive down emissions.
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Meet the data center clean energy giants 16.2.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Switch SuperNAP and Digital Realty prioritize renewables, as the industry looks beyond efficiency.
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Stress Test: How banks are looking at climate risk 10.2.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
More banks are increasingly seeing climate change as a financial risk, but, according to a recent report, few are disclosing these risks.
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The long view: A conversation with RMI's CEO Jules Kortenhorst 2.2.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
General Motors, Salesforce and many others prove corporate demand for renewable energy is charging forward, never mind the moves from Washington.
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3 important data questions about smart buildings 18.1.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Data plays an important role in enabling our building stock to play a productive role in the low-carbon electricity system of the future. Here is what we need to ask it.
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California's grid geeks: Deep green in the time of Trump 18.1.2017 GreenBiz.com
This exclusive six-part series takes an in-depth look at California’s transition to over 50 percent renewable electricity. In the face of President-elect Trump’s apparent indifference to global warming, the state has become a beacon of hope for climate activists. The entire series will appear here."You can’t bullshit the electric grid," he said.
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10 companies moving up in smart buildings 19.12.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Some of these big players may surprise you.
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