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The California Public Utilities Commission approved a $3.1 billion energy efficiency budget for California utilities, the largest commitment ever made by a state to energy efficiency.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: News
California officials have completed a successful trial of its much-anticipated carbon trading scheme. The cap-and-trade platform will be started on Nov. 14, when more than 400 companies will be able to buy and sell tradeable carbon credits through quarterly auctions.
Date: 09/06/2012
Type: Article
The "new energy" economy rolls forward even as hopes for an international deal to combat climate change at Copenhagen shift into reverse.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
China has leapfrogged the United States in greenhouse gas policy. The country will introduce a stringent greenhouse gas tax that aims to protect the environment and lower CO2 emissions. This is good news for the country and for the planet.
Date: 02/25/2013
Type: Article
China announced last week that its Export-Import Bank has signed a $2.9 billion deal to finance clean energy exports, while the U.S. Ex-Im Bank previously announced the investment of $250 million.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: Blog
Cleantech has passed biotech and IT as the top venture capital investment category in the world.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Clean energy executives argue for a national energy policy to add clarity and definition to the long term prospects of a clean energy economy.
Date: 10/07/2009
Type: News
President Obama laid out his new Climate Action Plan in a speech at Georgetown University yesterday. This Energy Manger Today article cover the major points discussed in the plan.
Date: 06/26/2013
Type: Article
Companies have begun to take a second look at operations and infrastructure, and are finding a lot of room for improvement, using power-conserving equipment, efficient light bulbs and keen energy management.
Date: 05/19/2010
Type: News
Many New York City tenants in city-owned buildings are not interested in saving energy, since they do not directly pay the utility bill and retrofits can be expensive. The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services decided to put these agencies on the hook for their energy consumption.
Date: 06/07/2012
Type: Article

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