User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-National
Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Last updated: Aug 02 2015 12:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,126    
Obama to propose tougher energy regulations to target climate change 2.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution on Monday, requiring every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants and putting the country on a course that could change the way millions of Americans get their ...
Also found in: [+]
White House set to adopt sweeping curbs on carbon pollution 2.8.2015 Washington Post
The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution on Monday, requiring every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants and putting the country on a course that could change the way millions of Americans get their electricity.Read full article ...
Also found in: [+]
Notable & Quotable 1.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The costs of residential energy efficiency investments substantially outweigh the benefits.
Also found in: [+]
Reflecting on the "People's President" to Solve India's Energy Challenges ... - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) 1.8.2015 google news
Reflecting on the "People's President" to Solve India's Energy Challenges ... Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) Following Dr. Kalam's views of harnessing energy from clean and renewable sources, India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken a significant step in the right direction. Earlier this month, the MNRE published a draft Renewable Energy ...
Also found in: [+]
Clean Energy Conference Roundup: August 2015 31.7.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
August 4-6: 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry (Buffalo, NY) This year’s ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry will bring you the latest thinking on managing plant energy use, national energy policy, and industrial energy efficiency program administration. Session topics include Strategic Energy Management, Sustainability, Smart Manufacturing, Beyond Best Practices, Policy and Resource Planning, and Delivering Results. August 12:  Unlocking Renewables: Exploring the Clean Energy Potential in the San Joaquin Valley  (Fresno, CA) This summit will include discussions with industry leaders, community members, elected officials, environmental stakeholders, utilities, opinion leaders, and media in a series of clean energy workshops for residents and businesses, as well as those interested in entering the renewables workforce. EDF is a sponsor, aiming to bring more focus to the Central Valley for our clean energy work. August 25-27:  Association of Energy Services ...
Also found in: [+]
Cities Should Engage with the Clean Power Plan - Here's How 31.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kimi Narita, Director of Strategic Engagement, City Energy Project, Santa Monica, CA: With the final Clean Power Plan rule coming out any day now, many states will soon begin a thorough stakeholder engagement process to build out implementation plans. And there's a powerful leadership voice we should be paying attention to -...
A Good Start on Delivering More Energy Efficiency in Virginia 31.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Deron Lovaas, State/Federal Policy & Practice Director, Urban Solutions, Washington, D.C.: Energy efficiency program leaders at Virginia's largest utility, Dominion Power, just took a step forward by making a $57 million investment in low-income home improvements. While we await important details about the program, it's worth exploring its origin and potential...
Also found in: [+]
#Comebackcity: How Clean Energy can Revitalize a City, State 30.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ariana Gonzalez, Energy Policy Analyst, Midwest, Chicago Office: Go ahead. Call it a comeback. Governor Snyder and others have been touting how Michigan cities like Detroit are surging forward like never before. The recent grand opening of the new Outdoor Adventure Center in a Detroit building formerly vacant...
Also found in: [+]
Clean Power is for Montanans, Wildlife 30.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Amanda Jahshan, Wildlife Energy Conservation Fellow, Bozeman, MT: (Photo of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout courtesy of the National Park Service) Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Clean Power Plan, which will soon put in place the first-ever carbon pollution limits for the nation's existing power plants....
Also found in: [+]
6 Quick and Easy Ways to Go Green 30.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Going green at home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. There are many ways to improve efficiency without spending a fortune. Here are some quick and easy ways to increase energy efficiency while decreasing your monthly utility bills: #1 Perform a home energy audit. Perform an energy audit to identify all of the energy-wasting areas in your home. You can hire a home energy auditor for about $220 to $530 . An auditor will usually find more than one way to save energy in your home, saving you as much as 30 percent or more on your monthly utility bill. The savings add up quickly whether you decide to invest in some or all of the recommended changes. Photo courtesy of Electrical Plus, LLC in West Chester, PA #2 Upgrade your light bulbs. Switching out your light bulbs with their CFL or LED alternatives is another low-cost way to save energy. CFLs convert most of the energy they use. Altogether, they use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer. You will save about $90 over the lifetime of every ...
Also found in: [+]
5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan 28.7.2015 WRI Stories
Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever standards to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. After an extended comment period during which the agency received more than 4 million comments, EPA is expected to finalize the plan this summer. By addressing the single-largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, this plan is one of the most important near-term tools the country can use to help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Also found in: [+]
ComEd's Energy Efficiency Programs Are Oversubscribed, Showing Huge Popularity and an Overwhelming Demand 23.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Nick Magrisso, Policy Advocate, Midwest Program, Chicago: Have you ever tried to get a dinner reservation at a popular restaurant and been told, "Sorry, we are booked and no longer accepting dinner reservations...until next year"? Well, that's pretty much what just happened to ComEd customers hoping to...
Also found in: [+]
What the Powerful New Energy Efficiency Rules in Maryland Really Mean 23.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Deron Lovaas, State/Federal Policy & Practice Director, Urban Solutions, Washington, D.C.: Under changes to the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program - enacted a week ago - state regulators have committed us to saving a lot more electricity and natural gas. While the order from Maryland's Public Service Commission (PSC, available here)...
Also found in: [+]
THE CASE FOR OHIO'S OWN CLEAN POWER PLAN 22.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: In a matter of weeks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is slated to issue final rules to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants in Ohio and across the country. Ever since the Clean Power Plan was first proposed...
Also found in: [+]
Salt Lake City's Private Sector Demonstrates Leadership on Energy Efficiency and Clean Air 22.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kimi Narita, Director of Strategic Engagement, City Energy Project, Santa Monica, CA: Salt Lake City recently recognized the winners of the 2015 Mayor's Skyline Challenge - a competition between building owners that began in May 2014 with the goal of meeting and exceeding the air quality and energy-saving targets of the Sustainable...
Also found in: [+]
To Reduce Pollution - Congress Must Support Clean Energy 21.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Marc Boom, Associate Director of Government Affairs, Washington, D.C.: The Senate Finance Committee today will consider a much-needed bill to renew and extend critical tax incentives for clean energy that expired at the end of 2014. Some of these incentives are aimed at business and industry, while others will...
Also found in: [+]
INDIA GREEN NEWS: Climate Challenges Unite US-India; Govt Raises Energy Efficiency Standards 21.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India. Week of July 11-July 18, 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study The economic benefits for a...
Also found in: [+]
Ohio Wraps Up its SB 310 "Energy Mandates" Committee, But the Facts Don't Lie: Efficiency and Renewables are a Win-Win for the State 20.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: It would seem counterintuitive to put on hold a state law that has reaped over a billion of dollars in financial rewards for consumers, added thousands of well-paying local jobs to a struggling economy, and protected public health by enabling...
Also found in: [+]
New Report Shatters Myth of 'Nuclear Renaissance' 17.7.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Also found in: [+]
Proof in the Climate Pudding: Mass-Based Plans Help States Cut Carbon Pollution and Grow Economies 15.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa.: This blog post was co-authored with my colleague Kevin Steinberger. As we count down the days until the release of the EPA's final carbon pollution standards for power plants, states weighing their compliance options should be heartened by more good...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,126