The world is at a “tipping point,” and how it produces, distributes and uses energy will determine if sustainable development succeeds, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, highlighting climate financing, in particular new public-private partnerships, increased investment and enhanced market development.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament, Mr Cameron indicated a u-turn on his “greenest Government ever” pledge and said: “We need to roll back some of the green regulations and charges.”
New England’s first-of-its-kind Sustainability Hub opened its doors today at 912 Main Street in Worcester, Mass. and is now providing hands-on education about energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies for National Grid’s customers and the community at large.
The state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires utilities to source 12.5% of energy from renewables by 2025 and its Energy Efficiency Resource Standard requires them to help customers cut energy use 22% by then.
The most you probably know about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR program is what I have traditionally known about ENERGY STAR: It’s a good thing to look for when shopping for a fridge at Lowe’s. And, granted, that’s still very true. If you’re wanting efficient appliances, looking for that ENERGY STAR seal of approval can help you there.
The CPUC’s suite of energy-efficiency financing pilot programs includes an On-Bill Repayment pilot under which the energy-efficiency loan repayment obligation could transfer to the next utility customer benefiting from the upgraded structure.