User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Independent
Category: Conservation and Efficiency
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Green Web Hosting: How does it work and what are the benefits? 16.8.2017 Earth Times
Green web hosting is a simple, inexpensive step businesses can take to reduce the environmental impact of their websites. This is how it works...
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How Carbon Lighthouse uses machine learning to achieve energy efficiency 15.8.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Brendan Millstein, CEO of Carbon Lighthouse, is out to prove that solving for climate change is good business. "We've doubled every year for past seven years and eliminated the emissions of four power plants," he said of the company, which helps buildings improve energy efficiency, utilizing machine learning and data to help building owners optimize their electricity use.  The broad concept for every building owner to save money while saving power is to focus on the financials of clean energy use, like fact that the price of solar has dropped steeply. 
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How big data and behavioral science boost energy efficiency 31.7.2017 GreenBiz.com
The vast majority of people are willing to do the right thing if given the chance, especially when it comes to preserving the planet for future generations. The challenge is empowering people with the tools and knowledge to make better purchasing decisions for energy-efficient products. Figuring out how to engage the consumer market, which spends $1 billion on energy-consuming products per year in the U.S. alone, is where Enervee comes in. 
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Regenerative Appalachia: Storytelling And Songs Re-Envision Boone, North Carolina 30.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
So, it’s hard to explain what led to the “great crisis.” You see, everyone said it would never happen. A megadrought has
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Who Charmed Whom? 21.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Associated Press reports that French President Emmanuel Macron has been reminiscing about his meetings with Donald Trump
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New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles' energy efficiency 20.7.2017 Environmental News Network
Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better.AUVs such as underwater gliders are valuable research tools limited primarily by their energy budget – every bit of battery power wasted via inefficient trajectories cuts into the time they can spend working.
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Energy efficiency is a 'win-win' for investors 11.7.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Access to better data and sharper analysis should help unlock the huge returns on offer from energy efficiency investments. So why is progress so slow?
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Why advanced energy is winning, despite federal odds (and oddities) 3.7.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
In a twist on the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, might observers have cared more about losing it than they did about signing it?
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Efficiency powers Hawaii's quest for energy independence 26.6.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
As the state pursues renewables, it's also a matter of doing more with less energy.
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REBA, a Google SVP and a physicist find the equation for change 22.6.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Google's Urs Holzle, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and John Goodenough have the imagination and capacity to make the impossible possible for renewable energy.
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Trump’s Attack On Renewable Energy 19.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Fossil fuels have long been subsidized by tax policies, such as the oil depletion allowance, and by infrastructure construction, such as the interstate highway system. In light of these long-standing subsidies, it’s always a little ironic when fossil fuel industry advocates complain about tax expenditures and other subsidies promoting the renewable energy business. In my view, in their time, all of these subsidies played a positive role in the nation’s economic development. The Tennessee Valley Authority and other New Deal programs subsidized rural electrification and brought the modern energy economy to a part of the country that the free market in energy might never have developed. No one seems to argue for the free market when they receive a subsidy, but if a competitor gets an incentive, suddenly the government is dominated by socialists determined to “pick winners.” At this stage in our economic history, the global economy has begun to make the transition to renewable energy. While the Obama ...
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How companies help cut energy emissions by 20 percent 14.6.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
These two factors have caused the largest U.S. utilities, generating 85 percent of the nation's electricity, to sharply reduce CO2 greenhouse gas emissions.
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EDF Climate Corps still growing strong after 10 years 6.6.2017 GreenBiz.com
The Environmental Defense Fund has placed more than 800 fellows on corporate energy projects since its inception.
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Leaked Docs Show UK Lobbying to Weaken EU Climate Targets Despite Brexit 1.6.2017 Truthout.com
On the very day Theresa May triggered Article 50, her government quietly issued another bold statement to Brussels. Documents obtained by Energydesk reveal UK government attempts to significantly weaken draft EU climate and energy rules, even as Brexit is underway.   Key renewable energy and energy efficiency targets proposed by the European Commission should be reduced, made non-binding, or even scrapped altogether, the UK said, despite the fact that they would not take effect until after the UK had left the EU. "This smells of obstructionism," Jonathan Gaventa, director of environmental think-tank E3G, told Energydesk. "The UK is pissing off countries it needs as allies." The news comes as the future of the Paris climate agreement hangs in the balance, with the United States  refusing to commit to the deal at the G7 meeting . "This leak shows Donald Trump has a mole in the EU, and she is called Theresa May," Shadow Climate Change Minister Barry Gardiner said. "It is calculated dishonesty to publicly ...
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5 ways to win private investors for energy-efficient buildings 26.5.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It's a virtuous circle: Clear policies encourage investments, and investor interest encourages government action
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Why Don't Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency? 25.5.2017 Sustainable Housing and Green Building News - ENN
Not long ago in the southwest of England, a local community set out to replace a 1960s-vintage school with a new building using triple-pane windows and super-insulated walls to achieve the highest possible energy efficiency. The new school proudly opened on the same site as the old one, with the same number of students, and the same head person—and was soon burning more energy in a month than the old building had in a year.
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Can Trump’s Koch-Funded Appointees Stall Clean Energy Momentum? 19.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When The Washington Post reported earlier this month that President Trump appointed Daniel Simmons to run the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the paper called him a “conservative scholar.” Conservative scholar? “Fossil fuel industry propagandist” would have been more accurate. A veteran of Charles and David Koch’s climate science denier network, Simmons’ has spent much of his career disparaging clean energy. His most recent job was at the Institute for Energy Research (IER), where he served as the think tank’s vice president for policy. Prior to joining IER, he was the Natural Resources Task Force director for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporation-funded lobby group that, like IER, has been trying to repeal state standards that require electric utilities to use more renewable energy. And before that, he was a research fellow at the libertarian Mercatus Center at George Mason University. All three organizations have received ...
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Johnson Controls, Mahindra cash in on energy productivity 18.5.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
One year into EP100, 12 companies pledged to double their energy productivity and make their resources go a mile further.
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Filling the gap: Why demand for green banks is growing 15.5.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Organizations such as NY Green Bank offer new ways to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. But concern lingers over how the Trump administration will impact demand.
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Trump Taps Renewable Energy Antagonist to Run Renewable Energy Office 9.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
President Donald Trump has reportedly tapped a longtime renewable energy antagonist with ties to the Koch brothers to lead the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). According to an internal memo  first reported by E&E News , the president has picked  Daniel Simmons  to lead the Department of Energy's office that focuses on supporting and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. EERE's work currently includes investments in electric vehicles; solar, geothermal and wind energy; and technologies to reduce energy use in US buildings. Daniel Simmons' Longstanding Ties to the Kochs Before Simmons joined the then President-elect's transition team to the DOE in January, he served multiple roles at the  Institute for Energy Research (IER) , most recently as Vice President for Policy. IER is a Koch-affiliated non-profit think tank that focuses on "energy analysis and free-market energy and environmental policy," offering reports and analysis criticising plans to lower ...
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