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Michigan Clean Energy: Lessons Unlearned in Lansing

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

Michigan has long seen the value of renewables and energy efficiency to attract investment and buoy its economy -- something that continues to pay dividends.. But those positive lessons are being unlearned in Lansing where an odd effort is afoot in the statehouse to repel that sort of growth.

US Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Matter: Global Implications

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Some commentators' logic essentially boils down to two false perspectives -- that U.S. cuts in its power sector emissions don't matter in the context of global efforts to address climate change and that the rest of the world, particularly China and India, isn't doing anything to curb their pollution. Both assumptions are wrong.

Historic Agreement to Slash Energy Use by Set-Top Boxes Will Save $1 Billion Annually

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

The agreement caps a year of negotiations between the pay-TV industry and efficiency advocates and is great news because it will save three power plants' worth of electricity -- and 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution that contributes to climate change -- every year by 2017.

How Do You Get to Be the Most Energy Efficient Economy of the World?

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

How do you get to be the most energy-efficient economy in the world? That's the subject of the new ACEEE International Scorecard Self-Scoring Tool.

NBA's Green Week Is Unique

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

The National Basketball Association's Green Week is globally unique in all of professional sports: No other league or team dedicates an entire week every year to educating tens of millions of fans about the importance of protecting our planet.

China and Germany Race Ahead of the U.S. in Clean Energy Investments

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

China invested $54.4 billion on clean energy in 2010, $20 billion more than the U.S., according to the latest report from Pew Charitable Trusts and Bl...

What's the Problem With Using Energy Efficient Appliances?

David B. Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David B. Goldstein

Efficient appliances save energy, reduce energy bills and rates, avoid the need to build new power plants, and save Americans money. It's really that simple.

Home Star Takes Another Step Forward

Lane Wesley Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lane Wesley Burt

While this development on the Hill certainly doesn't mean Home Star will become law, it does mean that the proposal is positioned as well as possible to move forward, enjoying support from members of both parties.

Insulation is Innovation, Mr. Gates

David B. Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David B. Goldstein

Insulation and other energy efficiency technologies can achieve far deeper emission reductions than people realize.

Making Smart Choices for America's Clean Energy Future

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

America can benefit greatly from significant energy investments in clean energy-if we are smart.