Investing in the Energy Efficiency & Weatherization Workforce

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:27:32 +0000

Today is Weatherization Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the impact of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes

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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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NRDC Sues US Department Of Energy Over Efficiency Standards Process Changes

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 00:07:38 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. by Joe Vukovich NRDC sued the U.S. Department of Energy yesterday for once again altering its energy efficiency standards-setting process to make it more difficult to set rigorous energy-saving levels for America’s appliances and equipment. We believe this change will harm consumers — especially low-income households — and create [&hellip

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Volkswagen: Building EVs In America Begins With Engineering EVs In Chattanooga

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:45:55 +0000

With the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 due to be revealed in full-production form soon, Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to build a North American center for electric vehicles – not only for assembly, but for engineering the EVs of the future

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Kauai Pilots DIY Home Efficiency Program To Provide Financial Assistance To Residents

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:05:13 +0000

A DIY home efficiency program, where residents can use a guided home efficiency self-audit tool, and receive a box in the mail full of efficiency products specifically tailored for their home, is being piloted in Kauai

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Siemens Seeks To Optimize Microgrid Solutions With New Building Management System Integration

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:46:00 +0000

Siemens is pushing into microgrid development with news of the launch of a new microgrid test bed at its New Jersey R&D facility. The Siemens Advanced Microgrid Research and Demonstration Lab will work to integrate more traditional power generation, storage, and management solutions with Siemen’s core solutions in the building automation and cloud platform space

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Fully Charged Tours The Net Zero Energy Moonstone House

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:05:35 +0000

The Moonstone House was meticulously designed and built between 2002 and 2009 to put the best renewable and energy efficiency technologies of its day to the test. Better than that, the owner continues to search out the latest and greatest technologies to showcase them throughout the property. Robert Llewelyn and Fully Charged visited Moonstone House and dug into why it exists and why it continues to evolve so many yeas later

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The Science Channel Presents: “Inside the Tesla Gigafactory”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 17:53:13 +0000

The Science Channel has a new series called Super Factories that focuses on the marvels of modern engineering. The show reveals epic engineering feats. It began this week with the Tesla Gigafactory. Super Factories explores engineering as a new frontier and gives viewers an inside look at the state-of-the-art factories that create the world’s most innovative products at insane speeds

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Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 01:43:33 +0000

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy

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