SAN FRANCISCO – Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Monica on Thursday joined 15 other cities around the globe in committing to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas pollution produced by buildings.
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The Sacramento area economy continues to grow, thriving in the wake of the Great Recession 10 years ago with new and existing business expansion. With that growth comes new opportunities, as well as some challenges for our community.
California has more than 540,000 advanced energy jobs, including 310,000 in energy efficiency, according to a new fact sheet from Advanced Energy Economy.
Diana Guzman, a 30-year-old widow, works in a peach packing plant in California’s Central Valley. She lives with her two children at Casas de la Viña, a nonprofit housing development for farmworkers in an agricultural region buffeted by poverty and some of the nation’s most polluted air.
If you think your organization has done all it can to cut back its power consumption, think again. IBM has had a formal energy conservation program in place for almost 45 years, and it’s still finding many ways annually to squeeze its electricity usage.
The concept of "low-hanging fruit" is fairly well-known in energy efficiency: Some improvements, primarily lighting, are easy to pull off, inexpensive, and can show big savings. But as more and more customers replace traditional bulbs, utilities must work harder to find savings.
It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without "negative emissions technologies," a new study finds.
Mandatory solar panels are not the biggest deal here. When the California Energy Commission announces its new building energy efficiency standards, the big news everywhere was the requirement for solar photovoltaic systems on every new house.
The renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million people worldwide, according to new data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). And the sector is growing rapidly, adding more than 500,000 jobs last year alone, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2016, PV Magazine reported.
San Jose has become one of the first U.S. cities to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities certification program. LEED for Cities allows cities and local governments to track citywide sustainability performance.