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Energy Efficiency is a Growing Source of Employment

Energy Efficiency is a Growing Source of Employment

Employment in the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Sectors Track Upward Energy Manager Today, January 25, 2017 The numbers are in and the results are clear: Energy efficiency is a growing source of employment. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) released its second annual analysis on employment in the energy industry. The 2017 U.S.

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BP’s Energy Outlook Is Undermined by Its Advocacy Use

BP’s Energy Outlook: Between Forecasting and Advocacy The Energy Collective, January 30, 2017 BP’s new Energy Outlook predicts ever-growing demand for oil and gas, and rising emissions that would take the world well beyond 2°C of warming. According to Greg Muttitt, Senior Advisor at NGO Oil Change International, previous Outlooks do not provide much confidence in BP’s projections, but

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Designing for the Smart Home of the Future

5 Trends for the Smart Energy Home of the Future Greentech Media, January 9, 2017 While “smart home” could probably describe the offerings over half of the thousands of exhibitors spread out across the acres of CES floor space, this section was filled with many companies that are using home wireless networks, connected devices, and

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The Transition to a Low-Carbon Future Post-Election

States, Power Companies Lead in Cutting Carbon; Election Not Slowing Expected 2017 Progress EDF, January 10, 2017 2016 was a big year for progress in the U.S. power sector. Renewable energy sources provided 16.9 percent of the country’s electricity in the first half of 2016, up from 13.7 percent for all of 2015. The country’s first offshore wind farm opened

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Curated Content: Changing the Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits Zondits started with a “soft launch” 3 years ago this month. We chose a soft launch, putting the site up in hidden mode but populating it on a daily basis, to give ourselves time to test the concept. We chose a curated portal rather than a blog for two reasons:

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Girl Scouts Learn Energy Conservation Can Be Applied at Any Age

Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits The Girl Scouts of Northern California teamed up with Stanford University to create Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE), a program that teaches energy conservation and environmental leadership through four- or five-week courses with Girl Scout troops. Right now they offer two GLEE courses: Home Energy, which focuses on ways

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Vertical Farming Could Break Cycle of Sustainability Threats

High times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet? Salon, September 25, 2016 Farming as we know it is failing. Mom-and-pop operations are struggling to survive and Big Ag cares far more about its bottom line than about your health, or the health of the planet. Ecologists, anti-GMO activists, even

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Can Distributed Energy Solve the Energy Poverty Problem?

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The discussion on distributed and clean energy often focuses on societies or groups of people who have access to electricity but are hoping for cleaner alternatives. But what about the 1.2 billion people in the world who do not have reliable or consistent access to electricity? How do we address

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