You’ll never guess why Trump wants to scrap the Energy Star Program

May 2, 2017 by  
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We’re all familiar with the little blue star label on home appliances that tells us how much electricity it will use. The EPA’s Energy Star program is about as uncontroversial as they come: it is a win for consumers and saves billions of dollars. But for some reason, Trump wants to toss the program out. Why would he want to do a thing like that? It probably has nothing to do with the low Energy Star ratings his properties have… right? Beyond rating appliances, Energy Star rates commercial buildings in a voluntary scoring system. Coincidentally, Trump’s properties tend to rate lower than other comparable buildings. In fact, 11 out of 15 of his skyscrapers in New York, San Francisco and Chicago rate low. The Mayfair Hotel, for instance, has a rating of 1. On a scale of 1 to 100. Related: Trump is switching off the EPA’s invaluable public data service This is all speculation, of course. The program does have some critics, but given all the other promises Trump  made on the campaign trail, this seems like an unnecessary fight to pick. Ditching Energy Star will undoubtably help Trump, because investors and tenants usually take note of a building’s efficiency when decide to invest. It’s all just par for the course in Trump’s White House: another day, another grift. via Daily Kos and NPR lead image via Flickr

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Walking the Talk: WRI joins the CDP Supply Chain Program

July 1, 2015 by  
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The World Resources Institute hopes to engage with its suppliers around mitigating climate change by joining the CDP Supply Chain Program.

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GM intensifies Army’s hydrogen fuel cell research

October 3, 2013 by  
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The manufacturer expands U.S. Army program to test new durable hydrogen fuel cell materials and designs.

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Calif. Bill Calls for Single-Use Battery Recycling

March 6, 2013 by  
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A program would handle all non-rechargeable batteries sold in the state.

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Green Guru Gear Gives Trashed Sports Equipment New Life

March 6, 2013 by  
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The brand includes outdoor sports equipment and accessories made from old bike tires, climbing rope and wet suits. Earth911 sat down with one of the company’s founders to learn more about how two friends turned a passion for reducing waste into…

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The Ridge Road Residence Fuses Energy Efficiency and Contemporary Design in Australia

February 22, 2013 by  
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The Congo Street Initiative Revived a Downtrodden Dallas Neighborhood With Renovated Green Homes

February 22, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of The Congo Street Initiative Revived a Downtrodden Dallas Neighborhood With Renovated Green Homes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , affordable housing , bc workshop , bcworkshop , community housing project , congo street initiative , Dallas , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , home restoration , humanitarian design , low income housing , restoration , small space living , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , tiny homes

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Estonia Launches World’s First Nationwide EV Fast-Charging Network

February 22, 2013 by  
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Estonia just opened the world’s first nationwide EV fast-charging network  with chargers placed in every town, village, and along highways. The installation of 165 fast chargers began in summer 2012 to service 650 all-electric vehicles currently listed in the country’s traffic register. EV users can charge batteries to 90 percent in less than 30 minutes, paying between 2.5 and 5 euros per charge. Read the rest of Estonia Launches World’s First Nationwide EV Fast-Charging Network Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ABB EV charging stations , carbon emissions car , electric charging station , electric plug-in vehicles , electric vehicles , electric vehicles Estonia , Estonia , Estonia EV charging network , EV fast chargers , Plug In Charging , zero emissions transportation , zero emissions vehicle

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In New Documentary, ‘Recycled Orchestra’ Makes Instruments from Trash

December 28, 2012 by  
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“Landfill Harmonic,” an upcoming documentary scheduled for release in 2014, tells the story of an orchestra whose musicians play instruments made from trash. The film is set in the town of Cateura, Paraguay, which is built on a landfill. Many of…

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Tobacco Company, Terracycle Team Up to Recycle Cigarette Butts

November 15, 2012 by  
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Cigarette butts are the most littered item in America and make up 38% of all trash on U.S. roadways, according to Keep America Beautiful.

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