Given that universities in the United States spend about $7 billion annually on energy bills, cutting energy consumption even modestly can yield enormous economic benefits.
U.S. Senate Democrats revealed an ambitious climate and energy bill on Tuesday that would accelerate efforts to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions to levels below the targets pursued by the Obama administration.
A new report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides an elaborate blueprint for achieving President Barack Obama's ambitious goal of doubling energy productivity in the United States by 2030.
Officials from three different professional associations from throughout Canada told the energy-efficiency leaders attending the Association of Energy Services Professionals summer conference last month in Niagara Falls that they should be using trade groups as a conduit to deliver their messages.
Under SB 350, the utilities would increase the share of electricity from renewable energy to 50 percent by 2030. The legislation would also mandate by 2030 a 50 percent increase in energy efficiency in buildings by that year.
Not surprisingly, gaming PCs are power hungry. Indeed, although gaming PCs account for only about 2.5% of the world's PCs, they use about 20% of all the power used by all PCs, notebooks and consoles combined.
A recent announcement by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder puts the state on track to meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants and demonstrates a commitment to Michigan's low-carbon energy future.
President Obama's been busy over the past couple days. In addition to giving the keynote at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, he has blessed more than a billion dollars in initiatives to advance innovative clean energy technologies.
In 2012, Californians voted to raise taxes on corporations in order to fund energy efficiency projects-- adding jobs. But the results of the Clean Energy Jobs Act are back, and are not what voters expected.
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) project funding will have nationwide impacts that are already being felt, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, referring to $63 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects.