Energy Efficiency and Conservation

U.S. Struggles to Rescue Green Program Hit by Fraud

U.S. Struggles to Rescue Green Program Hit by Fraud

October 12, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Bogus renewable energy credits are seen across the country


Mexico president-elect taps Merkel know-how on renewable energy

Mexico president-elect taps Merkel know-how on renewable energy

October 11, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Mexican President-elect sought advice on how to develop his country’s renewable energy sector from Germany


Germany Plans Cap for Renewable Energy Subsidies

Germany Plans Cap for Renewable Energy Subsidies

October 11, 2012 | posted by The Institute

German Chancellor plans to cap renewable-energy subsidies when capacity reaches national targets


Industry minister says nuclear energy too risky for quake-prone Japan, must end quickly

Industry minister says nuclear energy too risky for quake-prone Japan, must end quickly

October 01, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Japan’s industry minister said the country must give up nuclear power plants as soon as possible because they pose too much risk in one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries.


Fight over canola pits biofuels vs. organics

Fight over canola pits biofuels vs. organics

September 28, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Demand for renewable energy has helped fuel a push to grow canola in Oregon raising a tense conflict between producers of organic foods and renewable energy in a state that cherishes both.


Even as the ice melts, drilling in the Arctic gets tougher

Even as the ice melts, drilling in the Arctic gets tougher

September 28, 2012 | posted by The Institute

As the world warms, energy companies have rushed in to exploit the newly uncovered oil and gas resources in the polar regions.


Georgia Finally Getting Some Solar Energy

Georgia Finally Getting Some Solar Energy

September 28, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Just days after an aspiring utility filed plans to develop 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar in the state, Georgia Power is proposing to triple its use of solar electricity.


Sustainable Energy for All: How to Fight Poverty and Climate Change

Sustainable Energy for All: How to Fight Poverty and Climate Change

September 27, 2012 | posted by The Institute

On the UN Secretary-General’s meeting on sustainable energy and the new initiative that aims to achieve universal access to modern sources of energy by 2030.


Interest in Chevy Volt surges with cheap leases

Interest in Chevy Volt surges with cheap leases

September 14, 2012 | posted by The Institute

And California drivers can use car-pool lanes


Home Sweet Lab

Home Sweet Lab

September 13, 2012 | posted by The Institute

Computerized House to Generate as Much Energy as It Uses


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