At the North American Climate Summit this month in Chicago, city officials from several countries recognized energy efficiency as an important emissions reduction strategy. Many described how they are making it part of their climate action plans.
Energy & Climate Action News
Bay Area Rapid Transit, the public transportation system of the San Francisco Bay Area, is moving forward on plans to source the majority of its electricity supply from renewables. The BART Board of Directors approved two 20-year renewable-energy power purchase agreements this week.
A recent study by University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers found that one of the best ways a consumer can lower their greenhouse gas emissions is through their home.
California recently established an ambitious blueprint for how the state will meet its target of doubling statewide energy efficiency savings by 2030, which would be equivalent to avoiding the annual electricity use of 12 million households and the natural gas consumption of more than 3 million.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a law in 2015 that gave the state until 2030 to have 50 percent of its electricity come from renewable energy. A new report released this month shows the state may reach or surpass this goal by 2020.
One month after wildfires tore through the North Bay in Napa and Sonoma, we are still grappling with the magnitude of loss and devastation. At least 42 people died and 8,900 structures were destroyed. Thousands of people were made homeless in a region that already had a housing shortage.
Consider a simple thought experiment. Imagine that by the end of this century, everyone in the world will use energy at the same rate per person that a typical American does today: a steady stream of 9.5 kilowatts (kW), averaged over the year.
Energy efficiency doesn’t often make front-page news, but behind the scenes, this resource is steadily transforming energy markets -- although the changes can be difficult to track.
This year’s renewable energy report from the International Energy Agency confirms what many watching the industry already know: clean energy prices have taken a nosedive, upping competition and uptake of new technologies.
Stanford University researchers have developed roof-mounted cooling panels that could help air-conditioning systems by beaming excess heat into outerspace.