Obama Advances Energy Efficiency

Obama Advances Energy Efficiency

President Obama signed an Executive Order calling for massive reductions in energy and water use in federal buildings and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from federal fleets. Over the next 10 years, the order will save taxpayers an estimated $18 billion in avoided energy costs, says the administration. … Read more…

NAM: Savings and Investment Initiative a Success

NAM: Savings and Investment Initiative a Success

Two years into a federal energy savings and performance-based contracting initiative, a national trade organization calls the program an unqualified success. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) said President Obama’s Energy Savings and Performance-Based Contracting Investment Initiative should be expanded to five years and $5 … Read more…

DOE Pumps $7M Into Tribal Energy Projects

DOE Pumps $7M Into Tribal Energy Projects

The Energy Department announced nine tribal clean energy projects to receive more than $7 million. According to a recent study by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, American Indian land comprises two percent of the US land, but contains an estimated five percent of all … Read more…

DOE To Invest $11 Million In Heating, Cooling, Lighting Technologies

DOE To Invest $11 Million In Heating, Cooling, Lighting Technologies

The  Department of Energy announced $11 million in funding for 12 projects that will develop innovative heating, insulation, cooling and open source energy efficiency software, as part of President Obama’s plans to reduce energy bills for businesses and homes. Nine projects focused on energy efficient … Read more…

Prepare Buildings To Withstand Climate Change, Says Boston Study

Prepare Buildings To Withstand Climate Change, Says Boston Study

With the impact of climate change increasing in volume, building owners need to prepare for rising sea levels and extreme weather by boosting resilience, having a plan in place for disaster preparedness and back-up power options, says a study commissioned by the the City of … Read more…

Plans To Boost Grid Hampered By Fragmented Ownership

Plans To Boost Grid Hampered By Fragmented Ownership

President Obama’s plans for climate change action called for strengthening the power grid, but with 500 owners and individual states and regions rolling out plans independent from each other, that’s easier said than done, reports the New York Times. It says hundreds of Department of … Read more…

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