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It takes energy to get water, and it takes water to get most energy. We ought to consider them together, because policies that encourage us to use one more efficiently often reduce our need for the other. A bill advancing in the U.S. House of Representatives would ensure the Department of Energy considers water intensity within its research on energy and water distribution systems.
The market is ready, and investments in energy efficiency continue to grow, but the current labor force cannot meet the demand largely due to a lack of experience, training, and technical skills across applicants.
The Park Service has countless projects to improve and protect its parks – but we’re particularly keen on its energy efficiency measures, which not only reduce pollution but have the benefit of reducing daily energy costs. Here are just a few examples of recent or ongoing projects to trim the parks’ energy use.
The Climate Mobilization Act is one of the most ambitious actions any city in the world has taken to reduce carbon emissions. Now, the hard work of implementation begins.
Using energy more effectively has myriad benefits, but reducing air pollution -- by demanding less electricity from polluting power plants -- can literally prevent illnesses and even deaths. How many? A new study gives us some compelling answers.
The Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has limited powers, but could prove an important platform to explore climate policy.
The Trump administration and many members of Congress have said infrastructure is a priority. So what are the political realities and where do things currently stand?
Just three months into the 116th Congress, the discussion on climate change has noticeably shifted in Washington. From subtle evolutions in tone to bold new platforms like the Green New Deal, policymakers are taking a new approach to what is increasingly accepted on both sides of the aisle as an urgent problem.
Investing in efficiency and sustainability have made Minneapolis’s U.S. Bank Stadium a leader – and hopefully an inspiration for new stadiums across the country.
The administration’s new budget proposal suggests funding energy efficiency in part through “unobligated balances” – deferring money that Congress directed it to spend already.

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