The Energy Department on Monday said it would extend a freeze on former President Barack Obama’s energy efficiency rules, giving Energy Secretary Rick Perry until the fall to review and potentially change them.
Trump’s regulatory freeze went into effect the … Read the rest
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters often take opposite sides on environmental issues.
But the leaders of the chamber and the league agree on this: President Donald Trump’s environmental agenda so far is flawed.… Read the rest
It’s easy to spot a solar home, but efficient homes are well camouflaged. So its no surprise that media and public opinion are focused on solar, particularly rooftop solar.
But for our electric companies – and the many people who … Read the rest
The Trump administration is aiming a half-billion-dollar cut at the main U.S. hub for renewable energy research — 25 percent of the agency’s budget, and that’s just for the final five months of this federal fiscal year.
Even deeper cuts … Read the rest
It’s hard to overstate exactly what’s at stake in moving forward to address the climate crisis, which is having real impacts on Virginians’ lives.
Increasingly erratic extreme weather, prolonged drought, elevated asthma rates and incidences of lung disease, and regular … Read the rest
President Donald Trump is set to sign a sweeping executive order on Tuesday aimed at promoting domestic oil, coal and natural gas by reversing much of his predecessor’s efforts to address climate change — prompting warnings the action will undermine … Read the rest
Today, most American households pay for electric service via a two-part electric rate. This typically consists of a small, fixed customer charge ($ per month) and an energy rate applied per unit of electricity ($ per kilowatt hour). There are … Read the rest
Dozens of companies and organizations are pleading with Congress to save the popular Energy Star program for appliances and other products, rejecting President Trump’s proposal to eliminate it.
The companies, including major names such as 3M, Johnson Controls Inc., Philips … Read the rest
Businesses, as well as residential users, utilities and governments, are expected to increase spending on energy efficiency programs, according to Navigant Research. The firm predicts that outlays will more than double – from $25.6 billion to $56.1 billion – between … Read the rest
The smart home has seen impressive technological innovations designed to improve sustainability and reduced energy usage, leading to a drop in associated utility expenditures. But the same is not true for businesses: The “smart store” does not yet exist.
To … Read the rest