Why High-Efficiency Cooling Is A Climate Priority

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 02:10:38 +0000

Originally published on RMI.org. By John Matson The world leaders of the Group of Seven, better known as G7, released a long communique following their recent meeting in Cornwall, detailing their plans to address the COVID-19 pandemic and “build back better.” In a departure from the previous G7 meeting in 2019, which ended with a briefer list of agreements, […]

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Technology Commercialization Fund Awards NREL $5 Million To Bring More Tech To Market

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 22:25:32 +0000

Article courtesy of NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy. This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded 16 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awards through its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The $5 million funded by DOE — roughly a third of the available TCF budget allocated to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 13:53:23 +0000

The post How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings appeared first on POWER Magazine.

A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. Some estimates suggest about 45% of the energy used in commercial buildings is consumed by […]

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The US CLEAN Future Act — What’s In It?

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 03:40:12 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute Blog. By  Dan Lashof, Devashree Saha, Karl Hausker, Greg Carlock, Kevin Kennedy, and Tyler Clevenger  U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, together with subcommittee chairs Bobby Rush and Paul Tonko, introduced the CLEAN Future Act on March 2, 2021. While numerous climate bills are introduced in each Congress, this proposal […]

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What About Florida? Solar Energy & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2020 03:41:32 +0000

In the 93-page report, Parker examines the matter of solar energy resources and hurricanes in the Sunshine State, and then takes a look at rooftop solar power potential, electricity costs, and average energy usage of Florida homeowners

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The High-Performance All-Electric Home

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:44:04 +0000

In the 1950s, when nuclear energy was booming and hydroelectric dams were laying across rivers like tourniquets, the all-electric home became a thing. It didn’t matter that the electric heating technologies of the time were vastly inefficient. The promise of electricity that was “too cheap to meter” meant that people could use it to their heart’s delight

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Maintenance Tips For A Green Home

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 15:10:39 +0000

Keeping your home healthy and as efficient as possible will help you and your family save money and reduce exposure to toxic products. This article will summarize some basic maintenance tips to help keep your home as eco as you want it

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Home Efficiency 101: Appliances, Thermal Envelope, Lighting, Plumbing, & More

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:51:48 +0000

Home efficiency is one of those things you may think has been done already — building code improvements surely must’ve accounted for what we’ve known about home energy use for decades now, right

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Newsom Signs Law to Clean California Air Inside & Out of School

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 05:25:36 +0000

Governor Newsom signed into law a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting that will make the air safer to breathe and the water safer to drink in public schools, while reducing energy bills. It also accelerates the installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles needed to combat the largest source of air pollution

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Tesla Van With Camping & SpaceX Packages Brings It All Together — Could It Replace Your Home?

Credit to Author: Paul Fosse| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 02:55:31 +0000

After Elon Musk mentioned that Tesla was working on a couple more vehicles, a compact car and “high capacity” vehicle, my mind started to race about how this van-like vehicle could use all of the technologies that Elon has mentioned in various interviews. 

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