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The Department of Energy is working with the EPA and other federal departments to develop an energy label for homes, scheduled to be launched this fall.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
He has been a driving force in making the state a global leader in efficiency. This week, the 83-year-old nuclear physicist will leave his post on the California Energy Commission.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
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 California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a ruling that EV service stations will not be regulated like public utilities. While service companies see this as good news, the state's utility companies are split in their responses.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.
Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media argues that clean, green, efficient energy is a popular bi-partisan issue nationwide and that the compromise that will come out of our newly divided government will be good for energy policy and green technology.
Date: 11/08/2010
Type: Blog
Even with financial incentives, a publicity campaign, and federal policies, homeowners are reluctant to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
In a push for jobs, Obama touts the benefits of developing US manufacturing prowess in new batteries for next-generation electric plug-in vehicles.
Date: 07/17/2010
Type: News
Institute for Energy Efficiency Global Advisory Board Member Arun Majumdar nominated to head the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
Photo credit: The New York Times.
The lower costs that can result from energy-efficiency improvements (e.g. better fuel economy, utility bill savings, etc.) can paradoxically encourage consumers to use more energy. This rebound effect can cause a net increase in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 03/07/2011
Type: Article

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