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Meet the data center clean energy giants 16.2.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Switch SuperNAP and Digital Realty prioritize renewables, as the industry looks beyond efficiency.
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Stress Test: How banks are looking at climate risk 10.2.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
More banks are increasingly seeing climate change as a financial risk, but, according to a recent report, few are disclosing these risks.
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Art Rosenfeld, ‘godfather’ of energy efficiency, dies at 90 9.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Physicist Arthur Rosenfeld, who spearheaded breakthroughs in energy efficiency for lighting, refrigerators, televisions and other electronics while working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has died. He was 90. Rosenfeld died Jan. 27 at his home in Berkeley, said Lawrence Berkeley National Lab spokeswoman Julie Chao. Rosenfeld was known to his […]
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Texas Leaders Can Use Clean Energy to Increase Investments and Create Jobs. Here’s How. 8.2.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By John Hall It’s that time again. Texas leaders are meeting in Austin for the 85th Legislative Session and the next five months will be an interesting wrestling match over human rights, voting rights, bathroom rights, and local rights. But what about our economic rights? A new report Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) issued to the Texas Legislature, Texas’ Clean Energy Economy: Prioritizing Jobs, Investments, and Growth, shows the Lone Star State’s evolving electricity landscape has created enormous economic growth and jobs. The report explores the policies put in place years ago that has allowed Texas’ power market to become cleaner and more affordable, and it outlines the state’s impressive job growth in energy efficiency, wind, and solar power. The report urges our leaders to develop and implement a bold, comprehensive Texas energy plan to create well-paid jobs, drive innovation and investment, make us more energy independent, and protect our water supplies, while improving the health of Texans and ...
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Arthur Rosenfeld, 'godfather' of energy efficiency who helped consumers save billions on electric bills, dies at 90 8.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California’s role as a world leader in energy efficiency can be traced in good part to a laboratory in Berkeley where a physicist named Arthur Rosenfeld spent much of his career searching for new ways to conserve power and then campaigning for their use.

His efforts were so far-reaching that —...

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This Year’s Super Bowl is Energy-Efficient. Shouldn’t Texas Be? 4.2.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By John Hall This weekend, thousands of people will descend upon Houston to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons duke it out at the Super Bowl. But the game won’t be the only thing on display. In 2014, Houston’s NRG Stadium became one of the first major sports venues to use LED energy-efficient lights. The system uses 60 percent less power than the previous lighting array, translating to significant energy savings. What if Texas took a page from NRG’s book to lead the country in saving energy? Texas recently kicked off its 85th Legislative Session. Now is the time for state leaders to seize on energy efficiency as a win-win-win path, creating local jobs while helping Texans save money and water, and reducing electricity waste and pollution. New market, new jobs A new U.S. Department of Energy report shows nearly 150,000 Texans already work in energy-efficiency related jobs. That’s no small figure, yet California has over twice as many people working in the sector. Since Texas has a ...
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The long view: A conversation with RMI's CEO Jules Kortenhorst 2.2.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
General Motors, Salesforce and many others prove corporate demand for renewable energy is charging forward, never mind the moves from Washington.
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Physicist at forefront of energy-efficiency movement dies at 90 1.2.2017 Washington Post
Arthur Rosenfeld set aside his decades-long study of subatomic particles to help design energy-efficiency standards and technologies, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and saving everyday Americans billions of dollars each year.
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Energy efficiency rules have saved consumers money. We need more of them. 30.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Paul Bledsoe, in documenting the already huge cost of climate change impacts in our nation, also notes climate denialists’ concern about the economic costs of laws that aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But such laws can be very beneficial to the economy. (“As Trump ignores record...

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As Trump Signals a Rollback on Environmental Regulations, a New Jobs Report Indicates That May Not be Such a Good Idea 27.1.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Liz Delaney President Trump’s regulatory freeze that halted four rules designed to promote greater energy efficiency appears to be just the first salvo in an ongoing plan to roll back environmental protections and slash environmental budgets. While that is obviously foolish from an environmental perspective, it is also problematic from an economic/job creation standpoint. As program director of EDF Climate Corps , I have daily insight into how businesses are accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy while hiring the next generation of talented, motivated leaders – which is a good thing, because they’re needed. Our new report, Now Hiring: The Growth of America's Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs , underscores this trend. As the economy becomes more sustainable and energy efficient, a new market for clean energy and sustainability jobs is created. This market is large, growing and intrinsically local. Even better, these jobs span across economic sectors, including renewable energy, energy ...
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Illinois Continues to Encourage Clean Energy 26.1.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Illinois Continues to Encourage Clean Energy
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As Trump signals a rollback on environmental regulations, a new jobs report indicates that may not be such a good idea 24.1.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Liz Delaney President Trump’s regulatory freeze that halted four rules designed to promote greater energy efficiency appears to be just the first salvo in an ongoing plan to roll back environmental protections and slash environmental budgets. While that is obviously foolish from an environmental perspective, it is also problematic from an economic/job creation standpoint. As program director of EDF Climate Corps , I have daily insight into how businesses are accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy while hiring the next generation of talented, motivated leaders – which is a good thing, because they’re needed. Our new report, Now Hiring: The Growth of America's Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs , underscores this trend. As the economy becomes more sustainable and energy efficient, a new market for clean energy and sustainability jobs is created. This market is large, growing and intrinsically local. Even better, these jobs span across economic sectors, including renewable energy, energy ...
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Regulatory freeze halts 4 Obama rules aimed at promoting greater energy efficiency 22.1.2017 Washington Post
The memorandum from Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus does not necessarily ensure the regulations’ demise — it merely halts them for further review.
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3 important data questions about smart buildings 18.1.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Data plays an important role in enabling our building stock to play a productive role in the low-carbon electricity system of the future. Here is what we need to ask it.
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California's grid geeks: Deep green in the time of Trump 18.1.2017 GreenBiz.com
This exclusive six-part series takes an in-depth look at California’s transition to over 50 percent renewable electricity. In the face of President-elect Trump’s apparent indifference to global warming, the state has become a beacon of hope for climate activists. The entire series will appear here."You can’t bullshit the electric grid," he said.
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New Report Shows Chicago Shines on Building Energy Efficiency 17.1.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Report Shows Chicago Shines on Building Energy Efficiency
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Congressman Gives Trump a Plan to Erase Health, Safety, And Environment Safeguards 19.12.2016 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
At Risk: The Air We Breathe, Water We Drink, and Food We Eat The conservative House Freedom Caucus has provided President-Elect Trump a “recommended list of regulations to remove.” Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), chair of the all-Republican Freedom Caucus, identified 228 federal rules they hope Trump will help eliminate. Thirty-two of the proposals would roll […]
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10 companies moving up in smart buildings 19.12.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Some of these big players may surprise you.
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Marijuana plants flourish under LED lights 17.12.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
Behind the covered windows of a nondescript two-story building near the Olympia Regional Airport, hundreds of marijuana plants were flowering recently in the purple haze of 40 LED lights. With cannabis cultivation expected to become a big business in some parts of the country, power companies and government officials hope it will grow into a green industry. “We wanted to find a way to save energy — that was important to us,” said Rodger Rutter, a retired airline pilot who started this indoor pot-farming business, Evergrow Northwest, after Washington state legalized recreational cannabis in 2012. Besides blown transformers and blackouts for utilities in some places, the ascent of Cannabis Inc. has also raised clean-air concerns in parts of the country where fossil fuels are still the main source of electric power. [...] under an incentive program with the local utility, Evergrow was able to install more than 100 sophisticated LED grow lights, hoping to reduce costs without sacrificing quality or ...
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What do we have to do to make people care about sustainability? 16.12.2016 TreeHugger
This year, it might all be about comfort and coziness.
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