Transportation Sector Unveils Surprising Statistics

U.S. Energy Information Administration, Aug. 31, 2020. According to the latest data estimates in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Energy Data System (SEDS), people in geographically large states with small populations, such as Alaska, Wyoming, and North Dakota, used twice as much energy for transportation than the U.S. average on a per capita basis. States with […]

Utility Customers in New Jersey Face Energy Use Mandate

This article was originally published on on June 11, 2020. Ambitious energy efficiency restrictions should speed state on road to clean-energy goals, curb emissions contributing to climate change. Utilities in New Jersey will be required to reduce how much gas and electricity their customers use after the state approved a comprehensive program mandating those […]

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College Part of Innovative Energy Efficiency Project

Initiative Expected to Deliver More Than $580,000 in Lifetime Energy Savings to College Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, April 14, 2015 The nation’s oldest women’s college also happens to be one of the most energy conscious among private higher-education institutions. Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, is part of an innovative energy-efficiency project […]

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ORNL Building Tecnologies Could Cut Refrigerator Energy Use by 40%

ORNL signs agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to develop new energy-efficient refrigerator ORNL, February 25, 2015 The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Whirlpool Corporation are collaborating to design a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models. The goal of the cooperative research and development agreement, […]


The Natural Refrigerant Set to Reduce Supermarket Energy Use

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 13, 2015 Carbon dioxide refrigerant is being used in 200 Sainsbury’s grocery stores, replacing their old R-404A, hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant. This is not new, as many northern European supermarkets are switching away from HCF refrigerants. What makes this interesting is that the CO2 at these Sainsbury’s stores is created as […]