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Santa Monica Soon Requiring Zero-Net Energy New Constructions

Santa Monica Soon Requiring Zero-Net Energy New Constructions

Santa Monica City Council Votes in the World’s First Zero-Net Energy Building Requirement; Implementation Begins in 2017 City of Santa Monica Newsroom, October 27, 2016 The Santa Monica City Council voted this week to approve an ordinance requiring all new single-family construction in the City of Santa Monica to be zero-net energy (ZNE), the first

2016 state of the union

Obama Addresses Climate Change and Energy in the 2016 State of the Union

Obama On Climate and Energy in 2016 State of the Union Inside Climate News, January 13, 2016 Here are the parts of President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address that were about energy and climate change, taken from the text prepared for delivery: But even if the planet wasn’t at stake; even if 2014

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10 Hospitals Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Top 10 Energy efficient hospitals in the world Energy Digital, December 2, 2015. Image credit: DarkoStojanovik For modern hospitals, sustainability is a paradox. On the one hand, climate change and pollution present serious public health risks, and reducing them would lower the strain on hospital resources. At the same time, hospitals consume large amounts of energy

Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act

Shaheen Introduces the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES BILL TO ENHANCE INNOVATION, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS OF NATION’S MANUFACTURERS Press Release, April 22, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act, legislation that would assist small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers in adopting what’s known as “smart manufacturing technologies.” Smart manufacturing combines information, technology

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USDA Announces Plans to Fund the Modernization of the Rural Grid

USDA Announces Funding for Rural Electric Infrastructure Projects U. S. Department of Agriculture, April 21, 2015. Image credit: stux. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for six rural electric infrastructure projects, including three in North Carolina that will use solar energy to generate electricity for rural communities. “These solar projects represent an ongoing commitment

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San Jose’s Plan to Become a “Smart City”

To grow up and not out, San Jose needs to get smarter (with more tech) Digital Trends, April 19 ,2015. Image credit: tpsdave As the tenth largest city in the United States and the heart of Silicon Valley, it should come as no surprise that San Jose, California is booming. The city expects to see

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The Energy Debate in Michigan

Rowe: Government stacks deck against renewable energy The Detroit News, March 24, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder recently gave an address on energy and, as expected, his approach included market-based solutions, the notion that the market should take care of renewable energy development. As a professor of renewable energy and energy management for more than 30

Ending Michigan’s Coal Dependency

Michigan’s crisis: Can the coal-heavy state embrace renewables and efficiency? Utility Dive, March 17, 2015 Michigan officials and electric utilities are rushing to solve the state’s power difficulties ahead of significant expected capacity shortfalls. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) unveiled a broad strategy that calls for significantly more renewables and energy conservation programs in a state traditionally

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