CBP Agrees To Limit US Border Light Pollution

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 14:21:08 +0000

Environmental controversies over the border wall are nothing new. The construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico has raised numerous environmental concerns that have largely been overlooked by the federal government. One of the primary environmental concerns associated with the border wall is its impact on wildlife. The wall fragments habitats […]

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One Million LED Lightbulbs Saves South Africa’s Shoprite Group $17.5 Million In Electricity Costs

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2023 16:35:47 +0000

South Africa’s Shoprite Group is expanding its key environmental programs as part of its sustainability strategy. One of the major components of this strategy is the accelerated rollout of solar PV at its supermarkets and distribution centers, as well as the replacement of old lighting infrastructure with new LED lightbulbs. Shoprite operates in 11 African […]

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Save A Bird By Dimming Your Lights

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 17:55:15 +0000

Light pollution affects more than just our ability to stargaze — it can also have a major impact on animals. With excessive artificial light interfering with their natural sleep cycles, nocturnal creatures like bats, owls, and fireflies can have a tough time finding food, attracting mates, or staying safe from predators. Other animals, such as […]

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Our Cleveland Duplex Case Study: The All-Electric Side Saves Money Compared To The Gas Side

Credit to Author: Naomi Cole & Joe Wachunas| Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2023 14:43:20 +0000

This is a story of electricity beating gas. In 2021, we decided to fix up a duplex in Cleveland, Ohio, that has been in our family for 75 years. After some serious aesthetic and sustainable improvements, we unintentionally ran a multi-year case study in which we experimented with two identical housing units–one powered by gas […]

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Breaking Barriers to Home Electrification Through the EAS-E Prize

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 14:59:08 +0000

Apply for EAS-E Prize Phase 1 by March 8 To Compete for $2.4 Million in Prizes and Technical Assistance To Accelerate Fast, Easy, and Scalable Home Electrification Solutions

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How Green Schools Can Help Save Our Planet

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 22:00:47 +0000

Local schools are our most powerful mechanism for shaping the future. Ideally, they give the next generation critical skills and knowledge, promote equity and, through free breakfast and lunch programs, ensure that no child goes hungry. Just think what local schools might accomplish if we tapped their potential to combat climate change. As my company […]

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Some Environmental & Health Activists Are On A Mission To Reform … (Checks Notes) … LED Lighting?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:30:25 +0000

As you can probably imagine, clean technology sites and the people who write for them get a lot of weird e-mails and DMs. The supposed inventors of perpetual motion machines (including some really odd ones that use lard) like to reach out from time to time. There are also the right-wing whack jobs who hate […]

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USA’s Largest Urban Streetlight Modernization Project Announced In D.C.

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 15:14:14 +0000

The $309 million DC Smart Street Lighting Project announced by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will modernize more than 75,000 lights throughout the District. The project has been praised as the nation’s largest urban streetlight modernization project. It will convert all of the city’s street and alley lights to energy-efficient LED technology. Eliminates 38,000 Tons of […]

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U.S. DOE Seeks Input on Funding for Cost-Effective Implementation of Updated Building Energy Codes

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 14:00:03 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather responses from the public that will inform the program development and execution of Section 40511 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This provision makes $225 million available over the next five years to state agencies and partnerships to help drive the […]

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47% of U.S. Households Use LED Bulbs for All or Most Indoor Lighting

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 18:10:54 +0000

U.S. households are increasingly switching to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs; 47% report using LEDs for most or all of their indoor lighting in 2020, according to the most recent results from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). In the previous RECS, conducted in 2015, only 4% of households used LEDs for most or all of their indoor lighting. The […]

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