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California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article
An interactive map showing the features and comparisons of different solar technologies.
Date: 09/14/2009
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
LED lighting has improved significantly over the past few decades. As the price continues to drop and the quality continues to increase, LED lighting is becoming more practical for consumer use.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
As renewables become a larger scale of energy production, many utilities still do not have a way to accommodate for distributed generation.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Just Venting website commentary on the McKinsey report “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy".
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
US energy policy that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but ignores energy efficiency could result in a significant increase in natural habitat interference and land use.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Article
Investing in LED lighting could cut electricity use and reduce the US dependence on fossil fuels. The major problem is that LEDs are still too expensive for widespread consumer adoption.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Though large gains are possible, the commercial trucking industry has been hesitant to invest in energy efficient technologies.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
According to several solar-industry experts, the solar industry has been underestimated by the federal government and not given sufficient incentives.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
In a comprehensive report, McKinsey & Company outlines the large potential energy savings for energy efficiency upgrades.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: Article

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