Lauren Faber, West Coast political director for the Environmental Defense Fund, describes California’s new package of bills aimed at fighting climate change, including an effort to double the energy efficiency of existing buildings.
Energy efficiency and energy storage are creating jobs in North Carolina, according to the 2014 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census, which showed about 25% annual job growth in clean energy overall since 2012, outpacing growth of other industries in the state.
In a pilot program from People Power, a new mobile app, “Presence,” being tested in Hawaii, is yielding surprising energy savings — 9 to 10 percent — by motivating people to change their energy use behavior.
The contemporary energy efficiency movement has promised that we can save energy without compromising comfort – and that seems to be working according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Several leading companies have signed on to boost investor confidence in energy efficiency. “This is a really big deal. These companies are trendsetters in energy services,” said Matt Golden, director of the Investor Confidence Project.