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NRDC Will Continue to Lead the Charge on Developing the Cheapest and Cleanest Energy Resource

NRDC Will Continue to Lead the Charge on Developing the Cheapest and Cleanest Energy Resource

Energy Efficiency: The Foundation of Our Clean Energy Future NRDC, May 30, 2017 Energy efficiency has fundamentally reshaped our energy system, allowing Americans to power their homes and businesses with less energy. Today, as we seek to avoid dangerous climate impacts and clean up our energy system, we need energy efficiency more than ever. The

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Concerns Over California’s Prospects to Reach Its Zero Net Energy Goal

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits A number of leaders of industry associations and the NRDC together penned a letter to the Commissioners of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to voice their concerns over California’s prospects of meeting its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goal for new homes by 2020.

Federal Appliance Standards – Consumer Friend or Foe?

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The Heritage Foundation recently posted an opinion piece on why the federal government should not be mandating energy efficiency standards. The authors suggest that the standards reduce consumer choices, have little impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or increasing energy savings, and hinder innovation. The authors argue that high

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Saving Water Saves Energy

There is a Water-Energy Nexus. But It’s Not What You Think. NRDC, August 12, 2016 Earlier this summer, researchers at UC-Davis confirmed what a lot of us already know—that saving water saves energy. The analysis from the UC-Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency found that California’s mandatory 25 percent reduction in urban water use, which was adopted in

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Energy Efficiency Fuels Innovation

Even uncommon voices can find common ground on energy efficiency The Hill, April 14, 2016. Image credit: philriley427 Washington, D.C., has earned a reputation in recent years as a city plagued by hyper-partisan gridlock.  Yet our two organizations – which often disagree – have found common ground on energy efficiency.  It’s instructive to look at why

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Is Energy Efficiency China’s Best Bet to Combat Air Pollution?

Can Energy Efficiency Help Chinese Cities Beat Air Pollution Environmental Leader, February 17, 2016. Image credit: Peggy_Marco It has been a decade since China’s leaders made improving energy efficiency a top priority. In the 11th Five-Year Plan they set ambitious national targets for lowering the energy intensity – the measure of energy efficiency of the country’s

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Updated Gas Furnace Standards Will Deliver Large Benefits

Gas Furnace Energy Efficiency Standards: A Smart New Approach NRDC Blog, September 17, 2015. Image credit: Borvan53 The Department of Energy (DOE) this week formally requested more input on analyzing a new approach to energy efficiency standards for natural gas furnaces, and although it’s been 25 years since they’ve been significantly updated, taking some additional time

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Disabling Xbox One’s Instant On Feature Could Save Millions

Xbox One’s Instant On under heat from energy efficiency group The Star, March 30, 2015 Turning off the Xbox One’s Instant On function can provide a near 40% reduction in the console’s annual power consumption, saving up to US$250mil (RM927.56mil) across the US, advises an NRDC report. Microsoft had responded to previous calls for lower

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