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An article from UK's The Guardian highlights the barriers to encouraging energy efficiency behaviors in consumers.
Date: 02/01/2012
Type: News
Tags: behavior
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says that focusing energy investments on efficiency could reap benefits ranging from 2 million net jobs and $400B per year in energy savings by 2050.
Date: 01/13/2012
Type: News
3M, Alcoa, GE, Kohl’s, Nissan, Supervalu, Walgreens and dozens of other organizations joined President Obama and former president Bill Clinton today in announcing almost $4 billion in federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years.
Date: 12/02/2011
Type: News
Tougher appliance and auto standards have spurred business investment in energy efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
New proposed federal fuel economy standards have the potential to save Americans $1.7 trillion in total fuel costs and net $8,000 per vehicle on average.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
A recent report says that greater investment in energy efficiency could achieve $200m in cost savings and create over 1 million jobs.
Date: 11/10/2011
Type: News
Under the SAVE (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy) Act, estimated energy-consumption expenses for a house would be included as a mandatory new underwriting factor.
Date: 10/30/2011
Type: News
SPICE geoengineering scheme
Researchers will soon attempt to pump water a kilometer into the air to test a geoengineering technique for offsetting the warming effects of greenhouse gases.
Date: 09/14/2011
Type: Article
Venture capitalists are shifting their clean technology investment strategy to focus less on high-risk technologies and more on ideas that could have faster payoffs.
Date: 08/11/2011
Type: Article
Seattle
The City of Seattle has launched a formal benchmarking program to measure and track the energy efficiency of its commercial buildings by using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager program.
Date: 05/11/2011
Type: Article

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