Energy Sector Continues to be Roiled by Coronavirus and Price War

Energy Sector Continues to be Roiled by Coronavirus and Price War

The news about the energy sector is mixed.   The good news is that Exxon is slashing spending by 30% ($10 b) as the President waffles on tariffs on foreign imports, while The New York Times reports solar and wind projects in operation are increasing sales as a result of utilities cutting costs because renewables are cheaper than coal.

Why This Matters:  This is the moment to pivot to clean energy.

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It Looks Like There Will Be Another Stimulus Bill – But Will It Be Clean and Green?

It Looks Like There Will Be Another Stimulus Bill – But Will It Be Clean and Green?

Congress and the Trump administration are beginning to outline the Phase 4 Stimulus package, but there seems to be little mention of “clean” much less “green” provisions being included, which means there would need to be a Phase 5 package or these items will be left out completely. 

Why This Matters:  These items and many other similar ones that have been labeled as “green”  were left out of previous bills because they were dubbed as unnecessary to battle the immediate health and economic impacts of the COVID-19.

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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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