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One Spooky Thing: Beware the Energy Vampires!

One Spooky Thing: Beware the Energy Vampires!

We all have appliances that are using energy even when we’re not home. Read Clean Technica’s, A Room-by-Room Guide To Ousting The (Energy) Vampires Lurking In Your Home and get your spooky spirit on!

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Trump Dims President Bush’s Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

Another week, another environmental rule rolled back by the Trump Administration.  This week, as many of you heard during the CNN Climate Town Hall, the EPA eliminated government standards passed in 2007 that required the ordinary light bulbs that people use in their homes to be energy-efficient.  The Administration justified its action saying the standards […]

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Which Companies Are Making the Most of Millennials’ Green Spending Habits?

Which Companies Are Making the Most of Millennials’ Green Spending Habits?

This week we have been reporting on the impact millennials are having on environmental issues across society — so, which companies are poised to make the most of these attitudes?  Forbes Magazine took a look at the “winners” and “losers” for millennial purchasers and found that fast casual restaurants are beating out fast food, casual and recyclable fashion companies are doing well because millennials want fewer and more versatile clothes that can go from home to office to gym (and these may be co-located), and companies that sell organic foods and  products that reduce paper and plastic use and gadgets that promote the “sharing economy” and electric efficiency are all on the rise.

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Interview of the Week: Mike Phillips of Sense

Interview of the Week: Mike Phillips of Sense

The Sense home energy monitor is a way for homeowners to better measure the energy use in their homes so they can cut unnecessary use and reduce their energy bills while they’re at it. Sense can detect the unique electronic signature of devices in your home and it allows you to know for certain what’s […]

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The Week Ahead: May 20-24

The Week Ahead: May 20-24

Happy Monday, Friends of the Planet!  We hope you had a great weekend.  It is the week before the Memorial Day long weekend (aka the unofficial beginning of summer) and looks like a busy one in D.C. because Congress will be in a district work period next week and they are trying to get through […]

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DOE Research Shows Massive Benefits of Decarbonization

DOE Research Shows Massive Benefits of Decarbonization

In 2017, the advanced research arm of the Energy Department (Advanced Research Project Agency of the Department of Energy or ARPA-e) hired the engineering firm Otherlab to review all available energy data sources and create an ultra-high resolution picture of the US energy economy. What they found, as described in a recent article by the lead engineer in Medium, is highly promising — contrary to popular belief, decarbonization is not an unattainable ideal.

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