US National Park Service Battling Light Pollution, RVs Not Helping

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:48:54 +0000

A recent piece at RVtravel tells us a little about the challenges the US National Park Service faces when trying to clean up light pollution. On the one hand, the agency has had a lot of success reducing light pollution from permanently-installed light sources. On the other hand, visiting light fixtures are a growing problem […]

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Samantha Reese: Connecting Science to Industry with Supply Chain Analysis

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 01:18:58 +0000

This story was originally published on JISEA.org. Since Samantha Reese was young, she loved to take things apart — toys, appliances, anything her parents would allow — and put them back together. Captivated by mechanics, she wanted to know where parts came from and how they worked together. This translated into a career as a clean […]

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US Power Capacity Changes from 2010 to 2020 — CleanTechnica Charts

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 04:02:19 +0000

With US power capacity data in for the end of 2020, I thought it would be a good time to see how US power capacity has changed over the past decade. Using data from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, I’ve created two new charts that highlight the shifts that took place over those 10 […]

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Strong Start On Energy Efficiency For Biden Administration

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 03:00:53 +0000

President Biden is off to a strong start when it comes to energy efficiency. The president’s Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis directs agencies to review a number of harmful actions taken during the Trump administration, including several involving efficiency

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Quantum Wells Enable Record-Efficiency Two-Junction Solar Cell

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 02:37:26 +0000

With a Sandwich of 80 Ultrathin Quantum Well Layers, New Solar Cell Unlocks World Record and a Path to Further Improvements

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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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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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