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“What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society?” – asks Dr. Stephen Hall, a Research Fellow in energy economics and policy at the University of Leeds (UK).
Date: 03/30/2015
Type: Article
The IEA pegged carbon dioxide emissions for 2014 at 32.3 billion metric tons — essentially the same volume as 2013, even as the global economy grew at a rate of about 3 percent.
Date: 03/13/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
The Obama Administration is moving forward with limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants by enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation's power companies.
Date: 09/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines has unveiled a new set of guidelines for flight paths and landings that has resulted in fuel efficiency gains of 5 to 15 percent per flight. The new guidelines, called Required Navigation Performance (RNP), could be introduced to all airports and airlines in the coming years.
Date: 01/12/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Microsoft Data Center
A new report from Microsoft suggests that large businesses could reduce their direct energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 30 percent by moving certain on-premise applications into the cloud. Small business could see even greater gains of up to 90%.
Date: 11/04/2010
Type: Blog
British Flag
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
Ceres recently released two new reports related to energy efficiency: The 21st Century Electric Utility - Positioning for a Low-Carbon Future, and Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States.
Date: 07/14/2010
Type: Report
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
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
The EPA to announce its official determination of the dangers greenhouse gases pose to human health and the environment. The findings could influence future regulation as well as President Obama's decisions as the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen.
Date: 12/07/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Climate Change
An Electric Power Research Institute report shows that a portfolio of energy technologies could simultaneously slow carbon emissions while limiting increases in the cost of electricity.
Date: 08/04/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change

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