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Clean Power is for Montanans, Wildlife 30.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Amanda Jahshan, Wildlife Energy Conservation Fellow, Bozeman, MT: (Photo of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout courtesy of the National Park Service) Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Clean Power Plan, which will soon put in place the first-ever carbon pollution limits for the nation's existing power plants....
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6 Quick and Easy Ways to Go Green 30.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Going green at home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. There are many ways to improve efficiency without spending a fortune. Here are some quick and easy ways to increase energy efficiency while decreasing your monthly utility bills: #1 Perform a home energy audit. Perform an energy audit to identify all of the energy-wasting areas in your home. You can hire a home energy auditor for about $220 to $530 . An auditor will usually find more than one way to save energy in your home, saving you as much as 30 percent or more on your monthly utility bill. The savings add up quickly whether you decide to invest in some or all of the recommended changes. Photo courtesy of Electrical Plus, LLC in West Chester, PA #2 Upgrade your light bulbs. Switching out your light bulbs with their CFL or LED alternatives is another low-cost way to save energy. CFLs convert most of the energy they use. Altogether, they use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer. You will save about $90 over the lifetime of every ...
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5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan 28.7.2015 WRI Stories
Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever standards to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. After an extended comment period during which the agency received more than 4 million comments, EPA is expected to finalize the plan this summer. By addressing the single-largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, this plan is one of the most important near-term tools the country can use to help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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ComEd's Energy Efficiency Programs Are Oversubscribed, Showing Huge Popularity and an Overwhelming Demand 23.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Nick Magrisso, Policy Advocate, Midwest Program, Chicago: Have you ever tried to get a dinner reservation at a popular restaurant and been told, "Sorry, we are booked and no longer accepting dinner reservations...until next year"? Well, that's pretty much what just happened to ComEd customers hoping to...
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What the Powerful New Energy Efficiency Rules in Maryland Really Mean 23.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Deron Lovaas, State/Federal Policy & Practice Director, Urban Solutions, Washington, D.C.: Under changes to the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program - enacted a week ago - state regulators have committed us to saving a lot more electricity and natural gas. While the order from Maryland's Public Service Commission (PSC, available here)...
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THE CASE FOR OHIO'S OWN CLEAN POWER PLAN 22.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: In a matter of weeks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is slated to issue final rules to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants in Ohio and across the country. Ever since the Clean Power Plan was first proposed...
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Salt Lake City's Private Sector Demonstrates Leadership on Energy Efficiency and Clean Air 22.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kimi Narita, Director of Strategic Engagement, City Energy Project, Santa Monica, CA: Salt Lake City recently recognized the winners of the 2015 Mayor's Skyline Challenge - a competition between building owners that began in May 2014 with the goal of meeting and exceeding the air quality and energy-saving targets of the Sustainable...
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To Reduce Pollution - Congress Must Support Clean Energy 21.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Marc Boom, Associate Director of Government Affairs, Washington, D.C.: The Senate Finance Committee today will consider a much-needed bill to renew and extend critical tax incentives for clean energy that expired at the end of 2014. Some of these incentives are aimed at business and industry, while others will...
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INDIA GREEN NEWS: Climate Challenges Unite US-India; Govt Raises Energy Efficiency Standards 21.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India. Week of July 11-July 18, 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study The economic benefits for a...
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Ohio Wraps Up its SB 310 "Energy Mandates" Committee, But the Facts Don't Lie: Efficiency and Renewables are a Win-Win for the State 20.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: It would seem counterintuitive to put on hold a state law that has reaped over a billion of dollars in financial rewards for consumers, added thousands of well-paying local jobs to a struggling economy, and protected public health by enabling...
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New Report Shatters Myth of 'Nuclear Renaissance' 17.7.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Proof in the Climate Pudding: Mass-Based Plans Help States Cut Carbon Pollution and Grow Economies 15.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa.: This blog post was co-authored with my colleague Kevin Steinberger. As we count down the days until the release of the EPA's final carbon pollution standards for power plants, states weighing their compliance options should be heartened by more good...
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New Report On Success of Nation's First Carbon Market Provides Valuable Insights for Midwest Lawmakers 15.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Rebecca Stanfield, Deputy Director for Policy, Midwest Program, Chicago: The nation's first carbon market - the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) - is a huge success for the public's health, the environment, and the economy, according to a new report released today. RGGI states - Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland,...
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Energy Efficient Inverter AC is the Future - Interview with Daikin India's ... - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) 15.7.2015 google news
Energy Efficient Inverter AC is the Future - Interview with Daikin India's ... Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) Opting for refrigerant R-32 has paid off for Daikin, since it not only helps save energy, but also has lower global warming potential and zero ozone depleting potential, Kanwaljeet Jawa, Managing Director, Daikin India, tells Sapna Gopal as part of the ...
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Closing the emissions gap: will these measures be enough? 15.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Han Chen, International Climate Advocate, Washington, D.C.: As countries announce their climate pledges ahead of the negotiations in Paris this December, many people are wondering whether the pledges are enough to keep global warming to under two degrees Celsius - and just as importantly, how to stimulate...
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How Does the Investor Confidence Project Work? Check Out Our New Factsheet 13.7.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By EDF Blogs By: Max Wycisk The Investor Confidence Project (ICP), Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) signature buildings efficiency finance program, is sometimes hard to explain in a nutshell. Ultimately, the program aims to create confidence among investors financing energy efficiency projects by standardizing how projects are designed and implemented across the commercial buildings sector. But how do we get from the origination of a project to a successful return on investment? Our new ICP factsheet aims to answer this question and more. We’ve even developed this helpful infographic depicting a step-by-step process for using the ICP system: ICP synthesizes best practices and standards from the energy efficiency industry into a set of protocols for project developers to follow when developing projects. This standardization of energy efficiency projects increases investor and building owner confidence that predicted financial returns will be realized, which will increase deal flow and accelerate the ...
Multiple Studies Confirm: Virginia Can Cut Carbon from its Power Fleet--Affordably and Reliably--With Clean Energy 13.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Walton Shepherd, Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C.: In the year since the Clean Power Plan was proposed last summer, naysayers have been spinning doomsday scenarios claiming that cutting carbon pollution would somehow be difficult and costly for Virginia. This could not be farther from the truth,...
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Two weeks on, a "WAP-up" on that E2e weatherization study 10.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Dylan Sullivan, Staff Scientist, San Francisco: A bit more than two weeks ago, three academics released a paper, "Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program." The authors' answer to this question was, basically, "No." They found that actual energy savings were around...
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The Latest Health Trend: Cutting Out Climate Change 9.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Melissa Wright, Director, City Energy Project, New York: One of the world's most prestigious medical journals, The Lancet, published a report a couple weeks ago about the impact climate change is having on our health. The central finding of the report is significant: "tackling climate change could be...
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New Pennsylvania Coalition: It's Time for Clean Energy's Star Turn 8.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Mark Szybist, Senior Program Advocate, Energy and Transportation, Washington, D.C.: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy reiterated yesterday that the agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP), the first nationwide standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, will be finalized this summer. For a growing number of Pennsylvanians, this new day for...
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