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Are Energy-Consumption Behavior Change Programs Effective?

Are Energy-Consumption Behavior Change Programs Effective?

Behavior Change Programs: Status and Impact American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), October 18, 2016 Behavior change programs are becoming a common method for reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency. But what types of programs are out there, why do they work (or fail to work), and how effective are they? This report

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EnergyBox Quantifies the Energy Consumption of Mobile Devices

This tool measures energy efficiency of gadgets The Times of India, May 18, 2016. Image credit: Друг – сейф A Swedish scientist has developed a new tool that measures and calculates how the amount of energy that is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the internet to use apps and games, a media report said. Vergara

Energy-Efficient Buildings Strengthen Urban Resiliency

Designing Buildings to Protect Urban Residents Next City, May 11, 2016. Image credit: unsplash Improving energy efficiency in buildings could not only dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but could also reduce the energy burden on poor households, improve indoor and outdoor air quality, create green jobs, and save a lot of money, according to a new report by

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LADWP Selects Brillio to Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program

Brillio Selected To Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program For Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Virtual Strategy, September 22, 2015. Image credit: MichaelGaida Brillio, a global technology consulting, software, and business solutions company, today announced it has been selected by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to execute a strategic Smart Grid

EIA Study Finds Renewable Energy is Trending Up

Americans using most renewable energy since 1930s CNBC, May 28, 2015. Image credit: FutUndBeidl That’s according to recent analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, released on Thursday. The study found that renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of the total domestic energy consumption in 2014. That is the highest percentage since the 1930s. The use

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Decoupling Economic Growth and Energy Consumption

Gita Subramony for Zondits, April 14, 2015. Image credit: Ylebru The world’s economic growth continues to decouple from energy consumption. In the USA, energy demand has remained relatively flat since 2007 despite economic growth. One of the factors leading to this trend is more advanced and cheaper energy efficient technologies. LEDs are a great example

A Bright Idea for the MTA: One Simple Fix Can Save New Yorkers Millions

Chris Greco for Zondits, April 2, 2015 This past Sunday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) instituted a fare hike of 10% on its base subway fares and a 4% hike on its 30-day passes. This was the second increase in the MTA’s fares in 2 years. As expected, the MTA has received great backlash from


An Eco-Friendly Refrigerant from Sugar Beet Waste

The natural refrigerant set to reduce supermarket energy use The Guardian, March 4, 2015 A new waste product derived from sugar beet could help cut supermarket energy consumption from refrigeration Could the sugar you have in your morning coffee help prevent global warming? Sainsbury’s thinks the answer is yes and is putting the question to