Alliant and Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group recently said they are setting new goals to reduce carbon emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2050. That’s a shift from 2016 pronouncements when the utilities envisioned carbon dioxide reductions of 40% by 2030.
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All buildings participating in Energy Stewards are linked to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager via a data exchange.
On Aug. 26, EPA will be updating the dataset and scoring metrics used for ENERGY STAR certifications. These updates will impact the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score for many buildings and in some cases may result in a lower score. Below is a link to frequently asked questions about the update, reasons behind it, and what it might mean to your performance score.
America’s advancing solar-energy sector stumbled last year, according to a new industry analysis, as the tally of newly installed capacity fell for the first time since 2010.Minnesota, however, stood out as a major exception, with strong growth continuing thanks to its community-based, subscriber-funded “solar garden” program.
Are you an energy czar, an ignoramus, or something in between? Take our energy efficiency quiz and find out if you know which appliances save energy.
Can you imagine the day when your school building is producing as much energy as it needs? Can you envision that your next school won’t create pollution as it operates? What if your school facility was a significant tool that prepared students for jobs that previous generations couldn’t even imagine? Intelligent buildings are the future!
According to E&E News, the Energy Star program is the most successful voluntary energy-efficiency program in the world. It has saved consumers and businesses $34 billion in electricity costs and prevented more than about 300 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in one year.
Madison, Wisconsin’s resolution to power the entire city with 100 percent renewable energy is wider-ranging than most because it covers not only electricity but also heating and transportation.