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Spurring a Manufacturing Renaissance: Increasing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency

April 16, 2014 by Matthew Stepp
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Efficiency and Competitiveness

United States Representative Matt Cartwright recently introduced the Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act (H.R. 4162), which would encourage the use of energy efficient technologies in the manufacturing sector of the economy.[read more]

New Organization Could Help Push Energy Efficiency Programs to Even Higher Levels

April 13, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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The California Technical Forum (Cal TF) will be comprised of experts who use independent professional judgment and a transparent process to develop and review energy-savings estimates related to California’s energy efficiency programs, policies, and energy resource plans.[read more]

New Senate Bill Would Provide Important Incentives for Energy Efficiency

April 4, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

The Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act, S. 2189, introduced late yesterday by three Democratic senators, would improve the efficiency of our homes, workplaces, and industry by reinstating and improving important efficiency tax incentives.[read more]

Efficiency, Not Just the Recession, Drove US Energy Savings Since 2007

March 24, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Energy Efficiency and the Recession

The growth of electricity use has been falling for decades, but it will likely flatten out in coming years to an annual growth rate of less than 2 percent. The decline is due to many factors, from changing weather and economic recessions to the wider adoption of energy efficiency measures.[read more]

Energy Efficiency: A Pillar of Chile's Energy Future, Part 1

March 24, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Earlier this week I wrote about how Chile’s non-conventional renewable energy sector is booming and will play a key role in the future of the country’s energy mix. Another clean energy sector that is often overlooked in the country is energy efficiency.[read more]

Why Is California's Efficiency Program Struggling to Gain Traction?

January 9, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

After spending more than $230 million on a wide-reaching efficiency program over the last three years, California has only reached a fraction of its retrofit goals -- and has spent much more on administrative costs than on the actual projects.[read more]

Obama Executive Order: Triple Renewable Energy Usage

December 11, 2013 by Jeremy Gottlieb
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President Obama used to campaign on his theme of hope and change. Despite numerous political hurdles and geopolitical events that have diverted his attention since his 2008 election, it can proudly be said that the president has taken another step towards bringing about positive change.[read more]