Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency: Who are the top US universities?

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.

Ambitious but unlikely: US Senate Dems unveil climate-focused energy bill

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.

Elaborate plan: DOE roadmap for doubling energy productivity

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.

Using trade associations as a conduit

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.

California passes law accelerating renewable energy, energy efficiency targets

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.

Are gaming computers the next big thing for energy efficiency?

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.

Taking the first step: Michigan filing CPP compliance plan

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.

Billion dollar injection: Obama shepherding new era of clean energy

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.

CA Clean Energy Jobs Act falling flat- or is it?

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.

USDA funds reap what they sow

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.