What’s One of the Most Cost-Effective Ways to Save Energy?

Pop quiz: What's one of the most cost-effective ways to save energy? It's generally invisible to consumers and businesses, but can have a big impact on their pocketbooks. Answer: Implementing energy efficiency standards is a powerful tool for cutting energy use in both homes and businesses. The Department of Energy is charged with the task of … [Read more...]

Taming an Energy Hog with Efficiency Standards

The Department of Energy  has issued new efficiency standards  that will dramatically reduce the energy use of a little-known home energy hog. Furnace fans, which circulate heated and cooled air throughout a home, consume more than twice the electricity in a year as a typical new refrigerator. The new standards will cut the cost to power furnace … [Read more...]

If California Sets Energy Efficiency Standards for 15 Products, It Could Set the Bar for the Nation

By Pierre Delforge, Natural Resources Defense Council With roughly as many computers as people in California, we spend a staggering $700 million annually on the electricity needed to power them and their monitors. Imagine how much we could save on our utility bills if they didn’t waste energy even when we’re not using them. That’s right – many of … [Read more...]

Best states for energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood September 2, 2010 If you live in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey or Ohio your state is doing something right – a lot right – when it comes to energy efficiency. The ten states deserve kudos, in that order, for policies that encourage energy efficiency, … [Read more...]