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…

Smart Building Technologies Key for Energy Efficiency in Europe

Smart Building Technologies Key for Energy Efficiency in Europe

  Europe is a global leader in sustainability legislation and initiatives, and commercial buildings play an essential role in meeting ambitious targets set for 2020. Western European countries are exhibiting significant commitment to energy- and emissions-related goals, including through legislation such as the Energy Performance … Read more…

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Major manufacturers in the United States have set ambitious goals around cheap renewable energy, but they are struggling to access the clean energy they want because of state policies that limit procurement, according to a new report from David Gardiner and Associates. DGA’s report “The … Read more…

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