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Building Technology, HVAC, Intelligent Efficiency

Furnaces Continue to Waste Gas Under Trump Administration

1 Oct , 2020  

aceee.org, 10/01/2020. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) moved one step closer today to blocking a future administration from cutting the amount of natural gas wasted by furnaces and water heaters. Two of the biggest energy needs in most buildings are heating the air and heating the water. According to DOE, they together account for 62% […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The New Climate Deal Between the Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris

8 Jun , 2017  

mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris

The Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We Have Our Own Climate Deal Last week, President Donald Trump tried to pit our two cities against each other when he announced, in pulling out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” As the mayors of Pittsburgh […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Join with Zondits to Show Your Support for the Paris Agreement

7 Jun , 2017  

Paris Agreement Petition Letter

Gary Epstein, ERS, for Zondits Zondits is deeply disappointed with the president’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement. This decision fails to recognize the leadership role that the US should be playing as the world community moves toward a carbon-neutral, clean energy future. But we in the energy efficiency and […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Moving Forward with Climate Change Action

5 Jun , 2017  

refrigerant Paris Agreement

Brian McCowan, ERS, for Zondits [bctt tweet=”Progress on #climatechange will not be slowed due to the president’s decision on the #ParisAgreement.” username=”ZonditsEE”] President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment. Reaching agreement in Paris required a massive international effort that resulted in nearly two […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Trump Announces the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

1 Jun , 2017  

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US cities, states and companies vow to honour Paris climate accord, even if Trump doesn’t New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that his municipality would “take matters into our own hands, calling the threat to pull out of the historic climate accord “a dagger aimed at the heart of New York City.” […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

California Continues Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

26 Jan , 2017  

new-technology greenhouse gas emissions

Trump freezes EPA grants while California plans to slash emissions ARS Technica, January 24, 2017 With the swearing in of a new administration, the federal government and California, the most populous state in the union and the only state currently allowed to set emissions standards different from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), seem set to […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Trump Issues a Freeze Impacting Pending Energy Efficiency Regulations

23 Jan , 2017  

energy efficiency regulations

Trump’s regulatory freeze halts four Obama rules aimed at promoting greater energy efficiency The Washington Post, January 21, 2017 Nearly simultaneously with President Trump’s oath of office Friday, the White House website shifted to remove climate change related content from the Obama administration and supplant it with a new statement of Trump’s energy policy — one focused, it said, reducing […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Five Efficiency Standards Under the Trump Administration’s Purview

2 Jan , 2017  

efficiency standards

Fate of Five Final Energy Efficiency Rules Could Be Up to Trump Bloomberg BNA, December 29, 2016 Five final energy efficiency appliance standards issued by the Obama administration Dec. 28 could be undone by the Trump administration due to a new review period. The Energy Department issued final rules increasing energy efficiency requirements for walk-in […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Election Results Bring Both Uncertainty and Hope for Energy Efficiency

11 Nov , 2016  

What do the 2016 election results mean for energy efficiency? American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), November 10, 2016 Now that the hard-fought 2016 election is over, I think it is useful to consider its impact on energy efficiency policy. No doubt, a lot of uncertainty remains because of President-elect Donald Trump’s lack of […]

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