Energy Efficiency

How 'Green' was COP-15?

From toner cartridges to carbon offsets, organizers tried to make this historic environmental meeting a 'green' one.

Stanford Researcher Estimates Grapevines Lose 10% of Water

The irrigation water typically speeds through soil cracks without interacting with the soil, says Eve Hinckley.

DOE Sets Efficient Appliance Paperwork Deadline at Jan. 8

Certification reports and compliance statements help the Department of Energy verify compliance with its energy efficiency standards.

Direct Energy's Solution to U.S.'s Energy Waste Problem

Holiday lights don't have to raise the power bill if they are energy efficient.

William Ford Jr. and Gary Lock

10 Tasks to Help Business Government Restore Economy

The National Summit has created consensus recommendations for increasing U.S. competitiveness in technology, energy, environment, and manufacturing.

Sandia's $4.2 M Stimulus Funds to Support Vehicle Battery Study

BATLab will be able to increase testing on low-cost lithium-ion batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Enzymes Help Plants Sense High CO2, May Lead to Water-wise Crops

Biologists have identified plant enzymes that may help to engineer plants that take advantage of elevated carbon dioxide to use water more efficiently.

Tom Casten Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Energy recycling pioneer slashes global warming pollution and power costs simultaneously.

Final Specs for WaterSense-New Homes Released

EPA says the specification will help homeowners increase water efficiency and save on their utility bills.

NRDC, Alliance Offer New Yorkers Way to Tap Clean Energy

Green Power NYC allows small businesses and residents to select their clean power and energy provider online.

Energy Audits Can Help Homeowners Stay Warm this Winter

Electric rate cap rates are set to expire in Pennsylvania so homeowners may have more incentive to seal up energy issues and save.

American Water to Use Pump Efficiency to Meet GHG Goal

The water and wastewater utility company plans to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 16 percent in about seven years.

Truckers Eligible for Fuel-efficient Equipment Rebates

Cascade Sierra Solutions says truck owners in New England states can get between $100 and $1,000 for fuel-saving equipment.

Australia's Queensland Ups Ante for Home Sustainability

Before marketing a home for sale, homeowners and real estate agents must prepare a sustainability declaration.

Twin Cities' Dry Cleaner Wins Award for Energy Upgrades

East Metro Clean’n’Press of West Saint Paul, Minn., has reduced the company’s carbon footprint and overall waste, saving $18,814 a year in energy costs.

Cooking Doesn't Have to Use a Lot of Energy

Florida Power & Light Company of Juno Beach, Fla., offers a number of tips on how to conserve energy while cooking during the holiday season.

AIA Says Green Building Programs Up 50% over 2007

Local policies to promote energy-efficient buildings continue to thrive despite prolonged economic downturn.

San Diego Homeowners Get More Solar Funding Options

The city's new program, funded through property taxes, will allow San Diego homeowners to qualify for financing.