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Despite claims by Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas that they exceeded energy savings goals, the Public Utilities Commission said the utilities reached just 70% of those goals on average.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
The Clean Energy Ministerial has launched the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership to catalyze efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and industrial facilities.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: News
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Instead of fighting with corporations over energy legislation, the British government has adopted a collaborative policy of seeking advice on reducing energy consumption from businesses that have already made energy efficiency improvements.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Blog
Opower energy savings
Utilities and energy efficiency service companies that automatically enroll customers in efficiency programs with an option to "opt-out" see much higher participation rates (and hence, greater efficiency savings) than companies that require consumers to "opt-in."
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
University of Arkansas Seal
As part of a larger NSF grant, the University of Arkansas will receive $8.7M over five years to establish two new research centers on campus: the Green Renewable Energy Efficient Nanoplasmonic Solar Cells Center and the Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research.
Date: 10/05/2010
Type: News
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'No on Prop 23' buttons.
Martin Chavez, director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, says that passage of California's Proposition 23 would hamper local governments' efforts to create green jobs and foster business development through clean and energy-efficient technology industries.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Blog
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
Improved light controls
In addition to its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the University of California system has implemented a number of programs to improve efficiency. These programs include energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources, and efficient laboratory ventilation systems, to name a few.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Article

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