Energy Efficiency

Energy is the key to the economy, so it should be used wisely. A new report shows that the United States performs very poorly in making the most of its resources.
Jul 18, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
Researchers in China have reportedly created an insulation material that can "retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements."
Aug 3, 2011   Buildings
Climate Central intern Ruthie Nachmany writes how one conference on energy envisions individuals taking a role in being energy efficient, while another conference prefers cities creating systems that can lead to energy efficiency.
Jul 13, 2011   Climate Central
The truth is, it works: a new report shows that energy efficiency standards placed on utilities result in less demand and greater savings.
Jun 16, 2011   Grist
Despite having the world's most energy efficient, least polluting auto fleet, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector continue to rise in Sweden.
Jun 14, 2011   Common Dreams
A 2001 study showed that we can save more oil by building more fuel-efficient cars than by expanding drilling under U.S. soil or in our oceans. Deron Lovaas sees black gold in our cities and suburbs.
Mar 17, 2011   NRDC Blog
Homes located near transit stops are more energy efficient than homes classified "energy efficient", according to a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mar 10, 2011   USA Today
A new peer reviewed study reveals that housing located in compact, transit-oriented and location efficient developments are more likely to consume less energy than developments in low density suburban areas.
Feb 25, 2011   NRDC
"Reskinning" buildings -- or adding a new facade -- is taking off in Canada and Europe.
Feb 19, 2011   Solve Climate News
Building owners in downtown Chicago are hoping to push forward a project aimed at creating a "smart grid" of energy-efficient and energy-producing buildings.
Jan 25, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Stephen L. Cowell, an energy efficiency expert, says that while other careers are sputtering the business of creating savings by reducing energy consumption is going gangbusters.
Jan 10, 2011   Renewable Energy World