Category Archives: Useful Ideas

Big Hospitals: When They Start Thinking Green, They See Green

“Theda Clark Medical Center in Wisconsin is saving nearly $800,000 a year — 30 percent of its energy costs — after making changes that included retrofitting lights, insulating pipes, taking the lights out of vending machines and turning off air … Continue reading

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New energy efficiency financing approach vies for grand prize in New York competition | Utility Dive

Source: New energy efficiency financing approach vies for grand prize in New York competition | Utility Dive

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Take the Energy Efficiency Quiz

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. Source: Take the Energy Efficiency Quiz from Constellation

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Intelligent Buildings — School Planning & Management

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 … Continue reading

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How rural co-ops are shifting to a cleaner power mix | Utility Dive

Driven by wind credits, low gas prices and consumer demand, rural co-ops are finding new ways to boost renewables. Source: How rural co-ops are shifting to a cleaner power mix | Utility Dive

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A Conservative Case for Climate Action

“An ideal climate policy would reduce carbon emissions, limit regulatory intrusion, promote economic growth, help working-class Americans and prove durable when the political winds change. We have laid out such a plan in a paper to be released Wednesday by the Climate … Continue reading

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Illinois, Michigan and Ohio Refuse to Abandon the Renewable Energy Revolution

Source: 3 Midwestern States That Refuse to Abandon the Renewable Energy Revolution “We have a very interesting message coming from the heartland,” said Henry Henderson, director of Natural Resources Defense Council’s Midwest program. “These policies come from the most energy-intensive part … Continue reading

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As solar price drops, utility interest spurs growth in non-traditional markets | Utility Dive

Solar markets outside the U.S. Southwest are picking up steam thanks to steady price declines across all segments, new reports from LBNL found. Source: As solar price drops, utility interest spurs growth in non-traditional markets | Utility Dive

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Utility clean energy rankings reveal ‘unprecedented shift’ in power sector paradigms

Even among renewable energy laggards, there’s a growing consensus that wind and solar are at the center of the 21st century electricity system. Source: Utility clean energy rankings reveal ‘unprecedented shift’ in power sector paradigms | Utility Dive

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12 charts that show the state of the US clean energy revolution

A new DOE report highlights deployment and price trends for key technologies in the clean energy revolution. Fast enough? Wide enough? How would we advance these developments at four times the pace in half the time? Source: 12 charts that show the … Continue reading

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