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Although winter doesn’t officially arrive until December 21, the recent dip in temperatures across much of the United States serves as a reminder that it is important for consumers to prepare their homes now in order to maximize energy savings during the coldest time of year.
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an historic agreement to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) releases from their two nations which account for 40% of the world’s emissions. The United States, building on existing efforts, in which energy efficiency plays a very large role, will reduce emissions 26-28% by 2025 relative to 2005. China has committed to clean up its fast growing economy to reach peak emissions by no later than 2030.
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