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On target for 2020?

Andrew Warren, honorary president of the UK’s Association for the Conservation of Energy writes about how the UK government appears to be manipulating information it is sending to the European Commission for the monitoring of progress to meet 2020 energy efficiency targets. 374 more words

Energy Efficiency

Improving the energy performance of buildings by using intermediaries in the innovation process

Paula Kivimaa, from the Sussex Energy Group at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of University of Sussex explains that we need to rely more on ‘carrot’, ‘sermon’ and voluntary action by a range of actors than regulation to improve the energy performance of buildings. 697 more words

Energy Efficiency

Update on energy efficiency programmes of US utilities

Dylan Sullivan, a staff scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) writes an excellent account of utility efforts on energy efficiency in the US on the NRDC blog site. 690 more words

Energy Efficiency

SLC Debuts on National City Scorecard for Energy Efficiency

Mayors and local lawmakers in America’s largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, increase their resilience, and reduce pollution through increased energy efficiency, according to the 2nd edition of the… 50 more words

Salt Lake City

"Always-on" electronics costing consumers billions

“Always-on” electronics and devices cost users $19 billion per year when not in use, according to a new report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). 288 more words

Electric Bills

The City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
http://aceee.org/local-policy/city-scorecard

[From the Press Release] …the ACEEE report finds that Boston continues to be the most energy-efficient city in the nation, receiving 82 out of a possible 100 points, an improvement of more than five points from that city’s 2013 score. 168 more words

Energy And Climate

Grease Trucks Go Solar

A new pilot program in New York City proposes to cut down on pollution from Food Trucks (also sometimes affectionately known as grease trucks).  According to… 207 more words

Architecture & Design