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Boston-based Conservation Services Group is working on a metric to describe a home’s energy efficiency value. The metric would be included in the multiple listing service when the house is listed for sale, making energy efficiency a more tangible component of the home's value.
Date: 11/05/2010
Type: Article
Speaking at Andrews Air Force Base on March 31, 2010, President Obama highlights the vigorous actions taken thus far by his administration on the issue of Energy Security, and outlines broad future plans which include expanded offshore oil and gas exploration, and the revival of nuclear activities.
Date: 03/31/2010
Type: Video
An opinion article published in the Wall Street Journal on how proposed policy on renewables may just destroy the environment in the name of saving it.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
green construction
A new study from the Building Codes Assistance Project reveals that the average incremental cost of constructing a new home to meet the current energy efficiency building code is relatively small, and that owners will recoup those costs through energy savings in less than four years.
Date: 11/20/2010
Type: News
Ernest Moniz of MIT gets sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Energy. In his first speech as Secretary of Energy, Moniz makes it clear that energy efficiency will be the central priority during his tenure.
Date: 05/21/2013
Type: Article
Various oil demand projections are looked at through different GDP, vehicle fuel efficiency, and energy productivity estimates.
Date: 06/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Export stamp on wooden crate.
The International Trade Association (ITA) is developing an export strategy for American energy efficiency service companies (ESCOs) to export their services to growing, energy-hungry countries like China and India.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Blog
Developing countries are more vulnerable to changes in climate and often face greater consequences than developed countries. This AlertNet article looks at the growing food insecurity and troubles with power generation in Sri Lanka as climate becomes more unstable.
Date: 04/08/2013
Type: Article
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

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