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.
3 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
Cary Lowe, Los Angeles-based attorney and advocate for energy efficiency, makes the case for the economic benefits of energy efficiency retrofits to the state of California.
Nov 5, 2010   The Planning Report
In the face of a recent heat wave, New York City's smart grid stood up to the challenge and made sure that the power kept flowing.
Jul 16, 2010   Good
The South eats up more resources than the rest of the U.S., says reporter Elizabeth Daigneau. With 36% of the U.S. population, the South uses 44% of the nation's energy consumption.
Jun 28, 2010   Governing Magazine
If cities want to curb energy use, they should focus on private buildings, according to this article.
May 15, 2010   Sustainable Life
Preservationists say a new California law that requires new construction to meet stringent green building standards could encourage demolition of historically significant buildings.
Feb 23, 2010   NPR
As part of a $133 million renovation of a federal building in Portland, the Government Services Administration plans to add 200-foot high "vegetated fins" that will carpet the building with plants and - hopefully - energy savings.
Feb 1, 2010   New York Times
California is on the verge of approving the country's first state green building code, but some environmental groups are trying to stop it, arguing the code does not go far enough.
Jan 11, 2010   Los Angeles Times
The Danish island of Samso is the poster child of clean energy. Its residents generate more energy than they consume. Now the Danish government wants to export that model back to the mainland.
Oct 25, 2009   Der Spiegel
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has announced a ten-point plan to turn his city in the greenest in the world by 2020.
Oct 23, 2009   The Vancouver Sun
LEED-certified buildings may be constructed with little energy, but some are just as energy-intensive as non "green" buildings once they're in use. This disconnect is prompting the U.S. Green Building Council to change its rules.
Sep 1, 2009   The New York Times