energy efficiency and renewable energy

Florida Governor Talks Climate With Prince of Wales

Article: Florida Governor Talks Climate With Prince of Wales

LONDON, UK, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist today met with the Prince of Wales to discuss strategies for addressing global climate change, particularly reducing the impacts of deforestation. They met at Clarence House in London. Governor Crist also met with the Duke of York, Prince Andrew. “I am deeply grateful to…

Feds Fund Energy Generation from Ocean Waves, Tides

Article: Feds Fund Energy Generation from Ocean Waves, Tides

WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – Ocean waves, tides, and currents are a vast, untapped source of energy that the U.S. Department of Energy wants to harness to meet Americans’ growing energy demand while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Today, the Energy Department announced up to $7.5 million in federal funding…

Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

Article: Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Next year, clothes washers that are much more efficient than current appliances will be coming on the market. The new washers will have to use less water than those now on sale, and they also must be more energy efficient. As of July 1, 2009, manufacturers will have…

Wind Cooperative of the Year Award Goes to Rural Alaska

Article: Wind Cooperative of the Year Award Goes to Rural Alaska

ANAHEIM, California, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – A electricity cooperative that serves 53 small, native villages in rural Alaska and is using wind power to reduce dependence on diesel power today was declared the winner of the 2007 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award. The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative of Anchorage, Alaska, received the award…

Feds Help Hawaii Move to 70% Renewables by 2030

Article: Feds Help Hawaii Move to 70% Renewables by 2030

HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – Rich in sun and wind, Hawaii is on track to become one of the world’s first economies based on clean energy resources under a long-term agreement signed today by representatives of the state and federal governments. The agreement sets a goal of using renewable resources such as wind,…

Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

Article: Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

NEW YORK, New York, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental advocates and state and city governments filed lawsuits Thursday to force the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt stronger energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces and boilers. The public interest law firm Earthjustice filed suit on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, arguing that…

Energy Efficiency Hits Brick Wall in Washington

Article: Energy Efficiency Hits Brick Wall in Washington

Energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies seem to take center stage quite often in Washington, yet nothing substantial ever seems to happen. Senate Democrats proposed a package of energy bills but were consistently opposed by most Senate Republicans. The first provision proposed to force electric utilities to generate 15% of their power from wind, solar,…

TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

Article: TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

The thought of using renewable energy is pretty exciting for most of us, and the benefits of using green power are familiar to even a casual TreeHugger reader. Produced by wind, sun, landfill gas, biomass, and other renewable sources, it’s becoming available to more and more people across the US. More than half of retail…