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Noah Horowitz
Noah Horowitz is director of NRDC's center for energy efficiency and a senior scientist in NRDC's energy program. Since he began his work with NRDC in 1997, he has concentrated on numerous energy efficiency advances for consumers, including the development of energy efficient light bulbs, energy-saving "cool" roofs, and less wasteful TV's and DVRs. He is also an expert on green enterprise and has focused his research on collaborations with industry, mandatory codes and standards at the state and national levels, and voluntary programs.

Prior to joining NRDC in 1997, Noah was manager of environmental programs for the Quaker Oats Company. He holds a master's degree in environmental engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Entries by Noah Horowitz

9 Easy Earth Day Tips You Won't Find Anywhere Else

(3) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 9:29 PM

You don't have to buy a hybrid car or install solar panels to make changes that have a significant environmental benefit, save money and are easy to do. Here's a list of 9 Earth Day tips you probably won't find anywhere else. Altogether they could put several hundred dollars back...

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'Lighting Season' Has Begun: What Better Time to Buy an LED Bulb and Save Over $125?

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:03 PM

Now that we've completed the annual ritual of setting our clocks back an hour with the end of Daylight Savings Time, we're in "lighting season" where the days get shorter and our lights stay on more hours per day. But because roughly two out of every three bulbs in America's...

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Call to Action: Make Clothes Dryers More Energy-Efficient to Save Consumers Up to $4 Billion

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 3:48 PM

NRDC is releasing a Call to Action today to help reduce the $9 billion worth of energy used by our clothes dryers, which few people realize are one of the largest energy users in our homes and represent 2 percent of our nation’s entire electricity consumption.

While major appliances...

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Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 1:10 PM

With Earth Day 2014 fast approaching (Tuesday, April 22), the 44th birthday of the modern environmental movement provides a great opportunity to take small, easy steps to shrink your carbon footprint at home and put money back into your pocket year-round.

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

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 10:23 PM


Under a historic agreement announced today, the electricity used by the more than 230 million set-top boxes installed in America's homes by your cable, satellite, or telephone company will be slashed by 10 to 45 percent, depending on the model, and...

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New PS4 and Xbox One Game Consoles: A Mixed Bag for Energy Efficiency

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 3:02 PM

 Photo by Javier Domínguez Ferreiro under Creative Commons licensing)The Natural Resources Defense Council has just completed rigorous measurements of the power use of...

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All Systems Go as We Say Goodbye to the Old, Inefficient 60-Watt Bulb on Jan. 1

(3) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 12:59 PM

Six years ago, President Bush signed a federal energy bill phasing out energy-wasting light bulbs on a staggered schedule to ensure a smooth and successful transition to more efficient bulbs – and eventually save Americans $13 billion on their annual energy bills. All of the major lighting companies, including GE,...

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LEDs: A Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving

(19) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 8:10 AM

Switching to energy-saving LED lighting to brighten the holidays and America’s homes, businesses, and streets could lower U.S. electric bills by billions of dollars and avoid millions of tons of pollution annually. That would truly be a gift that keeps on giving.

Swapping out your old, inefficient bulbs for longer-lasting,...

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Just in Time for Black Friday: NRDC's Green Electronics Holiday Shopping Guide 2013

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 5:08 PM

While shopping for the latest electronics device this holiday season, you can make sure it’s a gift that keeps on giving -- when it comes to energy (and dollar) savings and the environment – by following NRDC’s Green Electronics Holiday Guide.

The typical U.S. household already contains about 25...

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"Fall Back" Into Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

(10) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 9:12 AM

Thumbnail image for 39_light_bulbs.jpgThis Sunday (Nov. 3) most Americans will go through the annual ritual of changing clocks back an hour in preparation for winter’s gradually decreasing daylight, a period also referred to as “lighting...

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Vampire Slaying and More: NRDC's Halloween Energy Survival Guide

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 11:46 AM

Along with being a fun holiday for tricks and treats, Halloween is an opportune time to shine a ghostly light on the evil energy vampires lurking in our homes. By these we mean those ghoulish fangs -- also known as plugs in the wall -- sucking frightening amounts of electricity...

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