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Adjusting the Focus to Energy Efficiency in British Columbia

Adjusting the Focus to Energy Efficiency in British Columbia

Energy efficiency is B.C.’s key to kicking fossil fuel economic crutch Business Vancouver, February 10, 2015 The current slump in oil prices is a reminder that surprises are never far away, and that our most fervent beliefs about energy just might need some fracking. For starters, does it make sense to keep pinning our provincial

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1.3% of New US Jobs Came from the Solar Industry in 2014

1.3% of New US Jobs Came from the Solar Industry in 2014 Allison Donnelly for Zondits, January 22, 2015 “Jobs” are still very much a key concern in the United States these days: President Obama’s State of the Union address yesterday used the word 19 times. Few industries have seen the explosive growth in jobs

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Economy Grows, Yet UK Energy Consumption in 2013 Lowest Since 1985

Increased wealth typically leads to increased energy use – but this link appears to have been broken by technology and government policy. New analysis of government statistics for BBC News shows that the average person in the UK is using 10% less electricity than five years ago.

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Clean Technology: Good for Innovation, Good for the Economy

Anti-greens often try to make economic arguments against the big spring-cleaning that our civilization is going through. How dare we invest in clean technology? Don’t we know that it’s bad for the economy! That all these green things will always be expensive, etc, etc…

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The Low-Hanging Fruit Has Been Picked, Now What?

Companies today are increasingly investing in energy efficiency upgrades, both to conserve energy and to reduce operating costs. By lowering greenhouse gas emissions and fuel expenses, energy efficiency benefits the economy as well as the environment in the face of climate change.

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Electricity and the Sharing Economy: A Thought Exercise

On Friday I took a ride home from a stranger in his car, Saturday morning I bought food on the street from someone I don’t know, and this winter I might vacation in the home of a family I’ve never met. It’s not crazy, its Uber, my farmer’s market, and Airbnb. It’s the sharing economy, and electricity could be next.

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