4 Reasons You Should Care About Energy Efficiency The Huffington Post, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TanteTati 1) Companies in the energy-efficiency industry are innovative, well supported and, best of all, huge job creators. The United States economy is still recovering from 2008’s economic collapse. To continue its growth, creative companies with strong balance sheets and […]
A big new study looks at federal energy-efficiency efforts — and the results are grim Vox, June 23, 2015. Image credit: PeteLinforth That’s a question raised in a new working paper by Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone, and Catherine Wolfram. The economists conducted a large randomized controlled trial of 30,000 homes in Michigan involving the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps low-income […]
Report highlights potential for refrigeration remanufacturing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine, February 23, 2015 A report from an influential cross-party group of MPs has highlighted the potential for remanufacturing, as a way to reduce both costs and carbon, with refrigerated display cases selected as a key area for improvement. Remanufacturing – defined as “a series […]
How SME hotels can make big energy efficiency savings fast Green Wise Business, February 16, 2015 It’s a shocking fact that in 2015 UK companies of all sizes continue to miss out on billions of pounds in energy efficiency savings. DECC study A recent study published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change found […]
US Economic Growth Decoupled from Electricity Demand Gita Subramony for Zondits, February 11, 2015 According to the Sustainable Energy in America factbook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, USA’s demand for electricity has remained flat since 2007 despite economic growth of 8%. Benchmarking requirements for commercial facilities and more stringent energy codes have helped slow the […]
Invisible fuel The Economist, January 17, 2015 THE CHEAPEST AND cleanest energy choice of all is not to waste it. Progress on this has been striking yet the potential is still vast. Improvements in energy efficiency since the 1970s in 11 IEA member countries that keep the right kind of statistics (America, Australia, Britain, Denmark, […]
As part of Mayor Emanuel’s three-year plan to make Chicago more sustainable and energy efficient, the2014 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report includes data from nearly 350 buildings spanning over 260 million square feet and covering diverse sectors such as healthcare, office settings, and schools.
New England’s energy system is at a crossroads. Economics and climate concerns are driving a shift away from coal and oil, but experts remain divided on where to go from here. If you want to get a sense of New England’s energy systems – past, present, and future – Sandwich is a good place to go. It’s the oldest town on Cape Cod, founded in 1639.