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California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article
The Institute for Energy Efficiency is on of three academic centers in the country that focuses specifically on energy efficiency. The three organizations are receiving unprecedented government support and attention from the business community.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News, Video
At a UN meeting yesterday, the Chinese government pledged to substantially improve the energy efficiency of its buildings. Though seen as a positive step for China, some governments found the lack of specific targets disappointing.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
A new report shows implementing energy efficiency practices on a utility scale has become less expensive.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact, Utilities
The World Bank announced the increase in financing to renewable energy projects, specifically for energy efficiency, which accounts for 40% of the total lending.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
The US Department of Energy announced investing $450 million to assist in a nationwide energy efficiency upgrade. The policy is expected to save $100 million annually in utility bills.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: News
Even as the state of California invests heavily in renewable energy technologies, state officials believe that the most greenhouse gas reductions will come from energy efficiency.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: News
By investing in energy efficient appliances and systems, a building owner can save money and make their property more appealing to tenants.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
Huge drops in energy use can be acquired through inexpensive investments in energy efficiency.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog

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