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Governor lauds energy efficiency projects at fish hatcheries 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is praising energy efficiency projects at Vermont’s five fish hatcheries that are expected to generate $120,000 a year in energy savings. The Republican governor said Thursday that the staff-led projects will also substantially reduce the hatcheries’ greenhouse gas emissions. Among the projects are upgrades to lighting, water […]
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5 ways city-focused climate funds drive efficient buildings 12.9.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's a $290 billion opportunity in commercial buildings alone.
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Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment 7.9.2017 THE CITY FIX
Kumar is the sole provider for his family. He runs an ironing service in Bengaluru that brings in between $6 and $7.50 a day, enough to barely get by. When the power cuts out two to three times a day ...
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Sustainability finance lessons, from Adidas to Starbucks 30.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
Green bonds are just one creative approach retailers are taking to boost sustainability.
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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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A Global Greening: Green Building Certification Programs Make Gains 14.8.2017 WRI Stories
A Global Greening: Green Building Certification Programs Make GainsAdd Comment|PrintWith natural daylight and energy-efficient LED lighting, WRI’s global office renovation is certified LEED Silver. Photo by John Cole/Fox Architects In August, WRI received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification for the 2016 renovation of its global office in Washington DC. The certification adds to WRI’s expanding portfolio of green office spaces, which also includes the WRI China Office,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Vizag to host conference on energy efficiency and conservation 14.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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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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Four ways businesses and cities will get us to a low-carbon future 26.7.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Ellen Shenette A little over a week ago, 20 of the world’s power houses came together for the Group of 20 summit. It was disappointing to see Trump hold firm to his decision to exit the Paris Agreement while 19 world leaders publicly reaffirmed their commitment. But something good has come out of Trump’s climate defiance, and I bet it’s not the reaction he was looking for: climate action. The inability for the federal government to agree on climate doesn’t stop momentum– it fuels it. An enormous swell of energy and activism has swept across America. Businesses, states, cities and citizens are stepping up, creating plans to pursue lower emissions on their own. There are now over 1,400 cities, states and businesses that have vowed to meet Paris commitments, sending a message that “we’re still in” and making enormous strides on devising climate solutions that keep the agenda alive. EDF Climate Corps' ten years of experience gives us an inside look into how companies, cities and non-profits are taking ...
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This Energy Bill Lays the Groundwork for a Much Bigger Fight to Come 25.7.2017 Mother Jones
The Senate soon could be considering legislation to modernize the nation’s energy policy. The wide-ranging and surprisingly bi-partisan bill, co-sponsored by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), updates policies on a host of issues, including oil and gas, minerals, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and the grid. Last year, the Senate […]
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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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How to pack more power into NYC’s energy-efficiency bill package 20.7.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Abbey Brown Climate of Hope, United States Climate Alliance… These are a couple of initiatives and organizations formed by individual citizens, cities, and states to fight climate change since the President withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreements. And, I’m proud to say New York City is in on it. Earlier last month, the New York City Council introduced a package of bills designed to make buildings more energy efficient. Given that about 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the City come from heating and cooling buildings, regulating how buildings manage energy is crucial to reaching Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal of reducing citywide emissions 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. The bills Here’s a rundown: 1629 : Proposes that the mayor’s administration be required to submit recommendations to the Council for a more stringent energy code. Going forward, new construction, or buildings which undergo substantial renovation would be required to comply with these more energy efficient ...
Will proposed cuts undermine Trump’s vision of ‘energy dominance’? 20.7.2017 Washington Post
Will proposed cuts undermine Trump’s vision of ‘energy dominance’?
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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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SLC fades, then passes, energy ordinance after Mormon church complains about public reporting 12.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City officials have toned down plans to tune up energy-inefficient buildings after pressure from legislators, business leaders and a real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The capital’s Sustainability Department on Tuesday presented the City Council with an updated and scaled-back version of a proposed ordinance that council members had tabled in January. The earlier version would have required owners of buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to report th...
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The Energy 202: Trump could start his infrastructure push at Energy Department 11.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Remember Solyndra?
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New plan could double $2.5 billion energy efficiency success in Illinois 11.7.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Christie Hicks and Dick Munson Just how valuable is energy efficiency? To the customers of ComEd, Illinois’ largest electric utility, efficiency’s value is in the billions – $2.5 billion, to be exact. That’s how much ComEd customers have saved to date through the utility’s energy efficiency program, and thanks to a new plan under the Future Energy Jobs Act , more savings – and less pollution – are on the way. ComEd agreed to invest $350 million each year for the next four years in energy efficiency programs, resulting in new initiatives that “will nearly double savings for customers and reduce electricity use in Illinois by 21 percent by 2030.” Expanding on success At the end of 2016, Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act, the most significant climate and clean energy bill in state history. The legislation went into effect this month and doubles the state’s successful energy efficiency portfolio. New plan could double $2.5 billion energy efficiency success in Illinois Click To Tweet To get there, ...
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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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