Shipping Industry Agrees To Historic Global Emissions Cut

Shipping Industry Agrees To Historic Global Emissions Cut

International Maritime Organization member nations agreed to reduce total annual global shipping greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.

Businesses Say EPA Will Hurt Economy with Pull Back of Emissions Standards

Businesses Say EPA Will Hurt Economy with Pull Back of Emissions Standards

  In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement that current vehicle fuel economy and emission standards need to be weakened, investors and businesses have fired back, stating that such loosened regulations will hurt not only the auto industry, but the economy … Read more…

DOE: A Role for All Fuels In Our Energy Mix

DOE: A Role for All Fuels In Our Energy Mix

News leaked on Friday that President Trump now plans to propose cutting energy efficiency funding and renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy by 72% – but that doesn’t mean the administration isn’t committed to renewables, says the DOE.

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Draft budget documents show that the Trump Administration is preparing to ask Congress to slash 2019 funding for clean energy research by 72%, the Washington Post reported. Trump wants to cut the budget for the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) … Read more…

New Orleans Will Explore ‘Smart City’ Approach To Energy

New Orleans Will Explore ‘Smart City’ Approach To Energy

The New Orleans City Council’s Utility, Cable, Telecommunications, and Technology Committee unanimously passed a resolution this week to explore a “smart city” approach that could include grid modernization and energy-efficient buildings. Smart cities have taken off in recent years around the world, defined by their … Read more…

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

President Trump’s tax plan is aimed at cutting taxes and giving corporate America more money to produce more goods and services and to hire more workers to do the jobs that he would anticipate. There are, however, winners and losers in the corporate sector and notably

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

The Republican House tax plan proposed this week includes eliminating the current credit of up to $7,500 for electric vehicle buyers, USA Today reported. Automakers and industry analysts warn that nixing the EV tax incentive could have a negative effect on the entire electric vehicle … Read more…

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

Predictions always involve a certain level of guesswork, but when the US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2006 how much solar capacity would be installed by 2016, the number wasn’t even close. The EIA had underestimated the capacity by 4,813%, an analysis by Statista found. … Read more…

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

A new ordinance in Salt Lake City that passed last August requires the owners of large commercial buildings to start providing the city with annual measurements of their energy usage. The benchmarking is projected to lower annual energy costs and eliminate pollutants, but it could … Read more…

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