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Less than a week after the first round of hearings on hundreds of proposals to develop the 2021 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) wrapped up, there is reason for optimism that we may get a model energy code that will help make buildings more efficient. But the code development process has months and months to go, so there are big challenges ahead.
High-profile stories about Congress today frequently focus on the fights over big legislation and the gridlock that results. But beyond the headlines we are seeing quiet, steady progress on energy efficiency policy.
To assist local municipalities affected by gas constraints, New York State developed a Clean Energy Action Plan – a $250 million investment in clean energy technologies and energy efficiency measures for residents and businesses.
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?