Leading Global Investors Call the False Dichotomy Between Economy and Environment “Nonsense”

A top GE executive is calling the political battle between economy and environment “nonsense.” In a video interview at an international clean energy investment conference last week, Mark Vachon, vice president of GE’s successful Ecomagination program, hailed “environmental performance” as … MORE

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Manufacturing Is Surprising Bright Spot in U.S. Economy

For the first time in many years, manufacturing stands out as an area of strength in the American economy. From the NYTimes: When the Labor Department reports December employment numbers on Friday, it is expected that manufacturing companies will have … MORE

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How Benchmarking Refreshes and Reinforces Effective Energy Management

The basic elements of effective corporate energy management are are relitively simple: senior management support, good data, clear targets and a reasonable allocation of technical, managerial and economic resources, along with consistent implementation over decades. Yet why do companies vary so … MORE

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Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012

The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. Now, sustainable development is entering a new phase, characterized by greater alignment … MORE

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Demand Response Funds Energy Savings & Corporate Earnings

Johnson Controls: Energy represents a significant corporate expenditure. In today’s tight economy, facilities managers are exploring ways to save money by reducing energy consumption. Smart building technologies that efficiently control lighting, HVAC, and even plug loads save millions of dollars … MORE

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First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research

Washington, D.C. – Researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) jointly launched today a groundbreaking new online tool called the Materials Project, which operates like a “Google” of … MORE

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GreenIREM Webinar: Financing & Incentives

Thursday, December 8 from 3-4pm EST.  GreenIREM Webinar: Financing & Incentives Learn about the current energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates, incentives and financing options with the next online educational series.  Sponsored by IREM, the GreenIREM series will focus on: … MORE

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Money Still Flows

DETROIT — At a time when many government programs are fighting for survival, there’s one place the money is still flowing for now: the Great Lakes. In the past two years, Congress has pumped $775 million into the Great Lakes … MORE

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California laws aimed at clean water improvements

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs in new laws aimed at improved access to clean drinking water in California, particularly for residents in rural and disadvantaged communities. From the Huffington Post, Brown says, “Clean drinking water is a basic human right. The … MORE

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Top Ten Reasons Why Renewable Energy Wins

Top 10 Reasons Why Solar Energy Will Win 10. A job is a job is a job. With all this talk about green jobs, clean jobs, and other kinds of jobs — how about we just call it a job? … MORE

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