Energy Efficiency

Detroit Edison Calls for Renewable Power Proposals

Detroit Edison is working toward compliance with the Michigan law that requires electric utilities to serve 10 percent of their retail sales using renewable energy resources by 2015.

Use a Little WaterSense this August, EPA's Silva Suggests

Newly confirmed assistant administrator for water encourages consumers to reduce their water use.

Puget Sound Energy Files Updated Resource Strategy

Puget Sound Energy's Integrated Resource Plan focuses on energy efficiency, wind, and natural gas.

Pacific Institute: Water Efficiency Key to Farm Growth

Water use efficiency improvements will help sustain the future of California agriculture, according to a Pacific Institute study.

Energy Star Homes Reach 17% Market Share for 2008

EPA says that number is an increase of 12% over 2007.

Texas Roundup Seeks Green Business Experts

July 30 is last day to turn in an application to present at the 10th annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair in Fredericksburg.

DOE Says Goodbye to Incandescent Lighting

Effective 2012, the new minimum energy efficiency requirements will call for T12 lamps to replace T8 lamps in fluorescent applications and the use of highly efficiency halogen infrared technology in reflector lamps.

IBEW Eyes Green Jobs; Firefighters See a New Challenge

The union provides training for jobs in solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, and clean coal, while firefighters are discussing how to work around solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy systems.

Climate Savers, EPA Host Energy-Efficiency Webinars

July 21 is the date of a free Webinar on IT power management for utility program managers from Climate Savers Computing Initiative and EPA.

Solar Society Calls for Supporters to Showcase Projects

This year's tour is slated for Oct. 3.

Part II: The Green Campus: Strategic Decisions

Delta College (Mich.) has a passel of green efforts under way, which could fall under all sorts of headings.

Coalition Wants Clean Water, Air, and Jobs in N.Y.

New Yorkers urged lawmakers to place a bond act on the November ballot that would provide funds for wastewater, energy efficiency, public health, and economic development.

NRDC Report Touts Water Efficiency for California

Water efficiency can help California meets it annual water needs, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.