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This New York Times editorial discusses Obama's energy policy and the Republicans' reaction to it.
Date: 02/22/2011
Type: Article
money
President Obama's proposed budget calls for boosting funding to the Department of Energy by nearly 12 percent. The spending plan focuses on research and deployment of renewable energy, electric cars, biofuel, energy efficiency and nuclear technologies.
Date: 02/14/2011
Type: Blog
President Obama
Obama’s "Better Building Initiative" may attract new innovators to the energy efficiency sector by providing incentives to reduce building energy use. Obama has proposed tax deductions, financing, competitive grants and other incentives as part of his budget.
Date: 02/10/2011
Type: Blog
electric tower
A recent report from the ACEEE points out that the basic principle of reward as incentive is missing when it comes to energy efficiency in the utility industry.
Date: 01/27/2011
Type: Blog
Washington, DC
Despite urgent calls from the White House and members of Congress this year about the need for more energy R&D, government funding for energy research is expected to stagnate in 2011 and possibly even decrease in 2012.
Date: 12/09/2010
Type: Article
smart meter
A recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy stresses the need for energy efficiency programs that change consumer behavior and habits. In short, consumers need to be able to see how much energy they use and they need proof that conservation pays off.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
coal plant
The EPA announced that instead of mandating specific control technologies when it begins regulating greenhouse gas emissions next year, it will push coal plants and manufacturers to become more energy efficient. Efficiency improvements cut emissions and are less costly than other measures.
Date: 11/10/2010
Type: News
Energy Star label
The Department of Energy plans to roll out a new "Most Efficient" Energy Star rating for products in the top of their categories. The initial product categories to receive the labels will likely be water heaters, TVs, and appliances.
Date: 11/09/2010
Type: News
John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.
Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media argues that clean, green, efficient energy is a popular bi-partisan issue nationwide and that the compromise that will come out of our newly divided government will be good for energy policy and green technology.
Date: 11/08/2010
Type: Blog
Proposition 23
In the first time that a population has 'voted on climate change', California voters have upheld AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Cleantech industry members comment on the victory.
Date: 11/03/2010
Type: News

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