Energy Efficiency in 2011: Progress on Many Fronts, Treading Water on Others

With 2011 drawing to a close, now is a good time to take stock of energy efficiency accomplishments over the past year. On the plus side, many energy efficiency investments were made this year. While exact figures are not available … MORE

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How Energy Efficient is Your State?

Although the national economy is still slumping,¬†energy efficiency spending continues to increase. Nationwide, states spent $5.5 billion in electricity and natural gas efficiency programs in 2010 compared to $3.4 billion the year before, according to the 2011 State Energy Efficiency … 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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