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The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
A review of Senator Lugar's "Practical Energy and Climate Plan" bill shows that while it does not include provisions for a carbon market, it does support efficiency policies that previously have been ignored by the Senate.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog
The head of the IEA stressed the importance of energy efficiency in solving the global energy issues, saying that energy efficiency can do more that all other solutions combined.
Date: 12/14/2009
Type: Blog
President Obama holds a press conference with Secretary of Energy Chu on how energy efficiency can create jobs and stimulate the economy.
Date: 06/29/2009
Type: Video
The Indian government has announced plans to combat climate change through energy efficiency. The move is meant to show India's willingness to contribute constructively to solving the issue.
Date: 09/03/2009
Type: Blog, News
From 1978 to 2005, energy use in homes has remained essentially constant. There have been incredible energy efficiency improvements, but that has been offset by bigger homes and more stuff that needs to be plugged in.
Date: 08/23/2012
Type: Article
Fines
Landlords will face fines of up to $8,000 for renting energy-inefficient properties under a new British law. Previous efforts to encourage private landlords to better insulate their properties and take other efficiency measures have largely met with failure.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: News
Refridgerator
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a 25% increase in efficiency standards for most new refrigerators as of 2014.
Date: 09/29/2010
Type: Blog, News
Federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they might not accept loans for homes that take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The stance contradicts Obama's allocation of stimulus funds to support PACE and has homeowners and retrofitting companies confused.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: News

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