As we look ahead to the swearing in of President-elect Donald Trump next week, we pause to reflect on the accomplishments of the last eight years under President Obama in continuing a bipartisan tradition of supporting energy efficiency through smart federal policy. Dating back to President Ronald Reagan, who signed the first efficiency standards into law in 1987, every administration – Democrat and Republican – has supported efficiency, including major gains under President George W. Bush. Like his predecessor, President Obama has been a champion of energy efficiency, and as he prepares to leave the White House, we extend our gratitude for the significant progress we’ve made under his tenure. Here are some highlights:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), a report that focuses on the challenges facing our current and future electricity system. As with many other recent U.S. and international reports investigating these issues, increasing energy efficiency through smart energy management policies has a prominent role in any solution.
Today marks the first day of winter. While it can be a fun season of playing in the snow or staying cozy at home with some hot cocoa, winter also often means higher utility bills. Simply heating your home can easily become one of the biggest expenses, so make sure to stay warm and energy efficient this winter season with five tips on how to offset the costs of heating.
‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by buying gifts that are good for the planet (and good for your wallet)? Make your family and friends glow with joy - and save them lots of money on their energy bills - with our guide to some of the best energy efficient products of 2016.
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BCAP worked to garner media attention surrounding the update to Omaha's energy code. This segment, airing on Fox42 KPTM, reached between 75,000 to 100,000 viewers in the Omaha area.
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While much has been written to explain what ISO 50001 does and how it offers value in the market, it’s also important to understand what ISO 50001 does not do.
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This site will help you find information on current, international projects or other activities (e.g., strategic dialogs or initiatives) related to energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings. The database includes collaborative international projects/activities funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, other U.S. federal agencies, development banks, and selected foundations and non-governmental organizations.
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World leaders at the U.N. Rio+20 reached an agreement called “The Future We Want.” One of the agreement’s main tenets is to support the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims to double the rate of improving energy efficiency by 2030.