Retrofits Could Yield $1T in Energy Savings in US in a Decade

March 2, 2012 by  
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Canny investment in energy efficiency retrofits could yield three times as much in energy savings in just 10 years, research from Deutsche Bank and The Rockefeller Foundation.  

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Americans Aren’t Putting Enough Energy into Efficiency Efforts

November 2, 2011 by  
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Despite a national push for efficiency, Americans aren’t doing enough to stop their homes from being energy hogs, according to research from Shelton Group.

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Making a Commitment to the Low-Carbon Business Conference

November 2, 2011 by  
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The boom in sustainability-themed events creates a nearly hypocritical carbon footprint for people most engaged in creating a low-carbon world. I’m pledging to use the many technologies available to cut my business-conference carbon footprint.

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US Infrastructure Woes Mount to $2 Trillion for Repairs Alone

May 19, 2011 by  
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The United States is falling further behind its global peers as well as some developing countries when comes to infrastructure investments, according to the latest research from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young.

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Study: Wind Farms Can Change Local Climates

October 5, 2010 by  
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Unhindered by Talent via Flickr. You’ve probably heard the spin on wind: It doesn’t create greenhouse gases when creating electricity, won’t spill into a waterway like the Gulf of Mexico or Kalamazoo River , and doesn’t require wars in far-off lands to secure supplies.

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Weekday Vegetarian: Smoked Tofu Carbonara

October 5, 2010 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter I follow a website called Stonesoup and the writer Jules Clancy has a brilliant series of recipes that use 5 ingredients and take 10 minutes to make.

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Car-free "Play Street" in Queens is a Great Idea! (Video)

October 5, 2010 by  
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Insta-Park! Our friend Clarence at StreetFilms sent us his latest cinematic masterpiece (I suck at keeping expectations low, don’t I?). It’s about a section of street in Jackson Heights, in Queens, that was closed to cars for the “time-to-play-outside” months and converted into a much-needed park/public space.

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Utilities Learn the Politics Behind ‘Nudging’ Consumers

July 16, 2010 by  
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Democrats are more likely to lower their energy consumption in response to energy reports sent by their utilities, while conservative households may actually increase energy use, according to research from two UCLA professors.

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How Big is the Home Efficiency Improvement Market?

April 22, 2010 by  
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Recently Con Edison sent me a letter warning of rate hikes, thus giving us a green kick in the pants when it comes to finally doing those home upgrades.

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Lessons on Obesity from Michelle Obama’s Historic Summit

April 22, 2010 by  
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Image credit: David DeFranza Recently, Grist attended the White House Childhood Obesity Summit and they walked away with some key insights into the nation’s new approach to food policy…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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