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White House announces Clean Energy Investment Initiative

The White House recently announced a new Clean Energy Investment Initiative at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Summit. The Obama administration is hoping to catalyze $2 billion of expanded private-sector investment to investigate and implement … Continue reading

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Demand Response, Behind-the-Meter Generation and Air Quality

The absence of up-to-date regulations on Behind the Meter (BTM) electric generators may offset the current efforts to reduce the emissions from peaking power plants. There is a need to quantify the environmental impacts of Demand Reduction programs in designing … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Comes into Focus Through the Upcoming IECC

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is like a freight train barreling down the track. Starting January 1, 2015 – compliance will require new buildings to be at least 15% more efficient. This will require a tighter building envelope, … Continue reading

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We embrace sustainability – or we embrace suffering

Imagine you are at a potluck buffet and you are the first in line. How do you know how much to take? Imagine that this potluck spread includes not just food and water, but also the materials needed for shelter, … Continue reading

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Energy Use In The US Still Growing Rapidly

Americans are using more and more energy every year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Across the board, more energy of every type — everything from renewables, to fossil fuels, to nuclear … Continue reading

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