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Lake County News
August 24, 2018

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.

August 20, 2018

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.

Utility Dive
August 07, 2018

California has more than 540,000 advanced energy jobs, including 310,000 in energy efficiency, according to a new fact sheet (link is external) from Advanced Energy Economy.

Yale Environment 360
July 30, 2018

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.

Green Biz
July 12, 2018

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.

Utility Dive
July 06, 2018

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.

Carbon Brief
June 04, 2018

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.

May 31, 2018

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.

Yale Environment 360
May 08, 2018

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 Francisco Chronicle
April 10, 2018

The city could soon be a bit brighter and more energy efficient — that’s because San Francisco’s Department of the Environment is giving away 100,000 long-lasting LED light bulbs.

April 10, 2018

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.

Yale Daily News
April 01, 2018

As awareness of the damaging effects of climate change has increased over the past few decades, Yale has worked to reduce its carbon footprint. This week, three students were recognized for their proposals to create a more energy-efficient future at the University.

March 16, 2018

On a rainy day in New Orleans, people file into a beige one-story building on Jefferson Davis Parkway to sign up for the Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federal grant that helps people keep up with their utility bills.

Natural Resources Defense Council
February 22, 2018

Achievable and commonsense energy efficiency measures could help save six American lives every day and avoid up to $20 billion in health harms each year.

Mercury News
February 20, 2018

PG&E has reached a state-mandated renewable energy goal three years earlier than required, the company said, but fresh challenges loom as the company’s last nuclear power plant is slated for deactivation.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
February 07, 2018

Later this week, athletes proudly wearing their countries’ colors will fill the winter sports arenas of PyeongChang, South Korea, as they compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

January 30, 2018

Miami and other U.S. cities most at risk from disasters exacerbated by global warming are also among those whose high energy consumption is fuelling temperature rise, data from clean-energy company Arcadia Power showed on Tuesday.

University of California
January 27, 2018

Smart windows that are transparent when it’s dark or cool but automatically darken when the sun is too bright are increasingly popular energy-saving devices. But imagine that when the window is darkened, it simultaneously produces electricity.

January 26, 2018

California is significantly upping the ante in its quest to get more electric cars on the road.

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