Boston Tops List of Most Energy Efficient U.S. Cities

Boston Tops List of Most Energy Efficient U.S. Cities

Boston remains the top U.S. city for energy efficiency – receiving 84.5 out of a possible 100 points in the third edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released on May 10 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. That’s an improvement of 2.5 points over its score in the 2015 study.

Leading Players in Smart Glass and Window Sector Explore Applications Beyond the Conventional

Leading Players in Smart Glass and Window Sector Explore Applications Beyond the Conventional

Rising concerns about energy efficiency among construction companies, building managers, and owners – as well as across the automotive, marine, and power generation sectors – have been fueling demand for smart glass and windows.

College of Southern Idaho Opts to Purchase Geothermal Aquifer

College of Southern Idaho Opts to Purchase Geothermal Aquifer

The College of Southern Idaho has announced that it will move forward with a purchase of Pristine Springs, a geothermal aquifer currently used to heat most of the school’s Twin Falls campus, according to a May 10 report by the Magic Valley Times-News.

UT Recycles 25 Tons of Waste from One Football Game

UT Recycles 25 Tons of Waste from One Football Game

The University of Tennessee spent almost $900,000 in 2007 to send its trash to a landfill. At that time, campus-wide recycling represented 9 percent of total waste. Ten years later, UT spends less than $400,000 a year transporting trash – saving a full $500,000 annually – and recycles about 30 percent of total waste, UT Recycling Manger Jay Price told the Knoxville News Sentinel on May 2.

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network and cloud computing services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has invested in a Texas wind farm as it attempts to fulfill a promise made a year ago to use renewable energy to power half of its global network operations by 2020.

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-New York) and Mark Takano (D-California) launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress last week, joined by executives from utilities, developers, and manufacturers of storage technologies – including representatives of the Energy Storage Association, AES Energy Storage, S&C Electric, Stem, and National Grid.

Ingersoll Rand: On Track to Reduce Carbon Footprint by 50 MMT by 2030

Ingersoll Rand: On Track to Reduce Carbon Footprint by 50 MMT by 2030

Ingersoll Rand, a diversified industrial company based in Davidson, North Carolina, shared progress this week toward its global Climate Commitment – a pledge made by the organization in 2014 at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and UN Climate Summit to reduce the environmental impacts of its operations and product portfolio.

Oregon’s Senator Wyden Proposes ‘Clean Energy for America’ Tax Credits

Oregon’s Senator Wyden Proposes ‘Clean Energy for America’ Tax Credits

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and his colleagues introduced a Clean Energy for America Act on May 5 that includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well as performance-based tax incentives for energy-efficient homes and office buildings. These credits are open to all resources, including fossil fuels that capture carbon or make efficiency improvements.

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages; announced on May 4 that it has joined Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) – the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area – in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar; and other infrastructure projects.

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