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4 Facts about Energy Efficiency

4 Reasons You Should Care About Energy Efficiency The Huffington Post, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TanteTati 1) Companies in the energy-efficiency industry are innovative, well supported and, best of all, huge job creators. The United States economy is still recovering from 2008’s economic collapse. To continue its growth, creative companies with strong balance sheets and […]

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Are Energy Efficiency Policies as Cost-Effective as We Think?

A big new study looks at federal energy-efficiency efforts — and the results are grim Vox, June 23, 2015. Image credit: PeteLinforth That’s a question raised in a new working paper by Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone, and Catherine Wolfram. The economists conducted a large randomized controlled trial of 30,000 homes in Michigan involving the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps low-income […]

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The Carbon Advantages of Refrigeration Remanufacturing

Report highlights potential for refrigeration remanufacturing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine, February 23, 2015 A report from an influential cross-party group of MPs has highlighted the potential for remanufacturing, as a way to reduce both costs and carbon, with refrigerated display cases selected as a key area for improvement. Remanufacturing – defined as “a series […]

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US Economic Growth Decoupled from Electricity Demand

US Economic Growth Decoupled from Electricity Demand Gita Subramony for Zondits, February 11, 2015 According to the Sustainable Energy in America factbook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, USA’s demand for electricity has remained flat since 2007 despite economic growth of 8%. Benchmarking requirements for commercial facilities and more stringent energy codes have helped slow the […]