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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Defending Energy Star Against the Trump Administration

13 Apr , 2017  

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US State Attorneys To Sue Trump Administration Over Energy Efficiency Standards Clean Technica, April 5, 2017 US State Attorneys led by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for illegally blocking energy efficiency standards that the claimants believe not only cut costs but cut pollution levels as […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

ENERGY STAR Program in Danger

9 Mar , 2017  

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Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The well-known ENERGY STAR program for labeling energy-efficient products is in jeopardy, as the Trump administration looks to cut it from the budget. This potential elimination joins a growing list of presidential plans that critics say will increase risk to the environment. The Republican president has already pledged to do […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Unstoppable Growth of the Clean Energy Sector

9 Feb , 2017  

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Ethan Forauer, ERS, and Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The new presidential administration is proposing sweeping changes to energy and environmental policy. During the presidential debates, the candidates did not devote much time to explaining their policy positions and ideas regarding climate change and energy. However, the stance of the new administration has been made clear […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Local Governments are Key Actors in the Climate Change Fight

18 Jan , 2017  

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Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Clean energy is not the sole province of the federal government. Although the Obama administration included energy efficiency and clean energy in its platform, it is unclear how the new Trump administration will treat these policy issues. Given the uncertainty of federal initiatives going forward, it is now more than […]

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