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Power-Hungry Computers & Monitors Become Targets for CA Regulators

Computers and monitors are targets of latest energy-efficiency rules LA Times, March 15, 2015 California regulators are intensifying efforts to wring every possible electron out of common household devices. This time, the focus is on cutting the use of electricity by power-hungry computers and monitors. The California Energy Commission just released the latest in a […]

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Intelligent Furnaces Improving Efficiency

Intelligent Furnaces Meet Consumer Needs, Government Regulations ACHR News, February 23, 2015 Furnaces are growing smarter and more efficient, specifically to meet new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) standards and to fulfill the comfort demands of end users. Terminology talk at the AHR Expo focused on variable-speed compressors, electronically commutated motors (ECMs), and variable-capacity systems […]

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New Furnace Standards Could Reduce Energy Consumption by 13%

New National Furnace Standards Will Save Consumers Money, but Stronger Standards Could Save Even More Energy Efficiency Markets, February 11, 2015 The US Department of Energy has issued a proposed rule for furnaces that would provide significant savings for consumers on their home heating bills, and be among the biggest natural-gas saving standards ever completed by […]

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Bipartisan Support Remains Important for Green Energy Sector

Renewables enjoy new bipartisan consensus, but efficiency standards remain under attack Utility Dive, January 16, 2015 A wave of conservative political victories does not appear to have set off a fresh series of attacks against state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). The reason? Cleaner power is now mainstream, and competes in the energy marketplace. “I would […]