For more than a third of American earners, paying monthly bills is a challenge. For some – nearly a fifth of American residents – that struggle can include choosing which essential commodity to go without during peak usage periods: … Read the rest
The momentum toward energy efficient buildings is transcending the harsh political climate in Washington in 2017, occurring primarily at the state and city levels in the U.S., at the level of nonprofit organizations, and in other countries that are the … Read the rest
It’s an interesting time for energy in Chicago: Coal plants providing power to the city have been shuttered. Massive programs are underway to retrofit old buildings. Smart streetlights and electric buses will soon transform neighborhoods.
Chris Wheat, the city’s chief … Read the rest
If we want a livable climate for future generations, we need to slow, stop, and reverse the rise in global temperatures. To do that, we need to stop burning fossil fuels for energy.
To do that, we need to … Read the rest
Week two of the General Assembly was uneventful, in terms of energy efficiency efforts so this is a very short update. However, the whole building was buzzing in anticipation for the introduction of the bills that will tackle the investor-owned … Read the rest
The 2018 General Assembly session kicked off this week and things are (not surprisingly) moving pretty quickly. We will be updating our legislation page each Friday with updates of the week’s activities.
VAEEC’s Policy Committee met this week to discuss … Read the rest
Enter the search term “100% renewable energy” into Google and you will find fierce debate. Is the possibility of 100-percent-renewable energy a myth? Or is the world already close to achieving this goal?
This debate tends to underemphasize energy efficiency. … Read the rest
The antique-style lamps that are fast becoming a design necessity for retro bars, hip restaurants and chic homes from New York to London are helping to save the Earth—and keep people buying.
The old-fashioned bulbs, which look like the inefficient incandescent technology patented … Read the rest
For most of the United States, this is going to be a frigid winter. With temperatures on the East Coast registering, in some places, colder than Mars, and areas in the south getting snow for the first time … Read the rest
Extreme cold weather from the “bomb cyclone” is affecting a large swath of the country this week from the South through the Northeast. More energy than usual is needed to heat homes, and in regions where many houses and residential … Read the rest