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The newest European Union (EU) statistics show its member nations are on track to meet their renewable energy targets but will need a new policy boost to keep up the pace.
Date: 04/15/2013
Type: Article
Restrictions on the sale of incandescent bulbs begin going into effect across most of Europe today.
Date: 08/31/2009
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
The DOE has announced investing in projects for developing solar grid integration systems for utilities, businesses, ans homes.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
Installing feed-in tariffs for solar power, where small-scale solar producers can sell their power back to the grid, is gaining popularity in US cities. The policy, accepted by Germany more than a decade ago, has turned the country into a solar powerhouse.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: Blog
Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy, discusses the economic benefits of increasing the energy efficiency of household appliances. He wants to pass more aggressive minimum standards on appliances, which could make a significant dent in electricity consumption.
Date: 06/18/2012
Type: Article
Automakers are being pushed to build a more fuel-efficient generation of gas-electric hybrids, turbocharged engines and advanced vehicles powered by electricity under tough new standards from the Obama administration.
Date: 03/31/2010
Type: News
A $2.4 billion stimulus for a domestic battery infrastructure was announced to research future energy technologies and to aid the economically battered US manufacturing regions.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
A recent EIA report shows that although home weatherization has lowered energy use from heating and cooling by 10 percent, these gains were completely offset by a 10.6 percent increase in electronics.
Date: 03/25/2013
Type: Article

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