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At a time when climate change gets woefully little attention on Capitol Hill, Curbelo’s bill was the talk of DC’s energy and environmental crowd.

With the World Cup final on Sunday, it’s a great time to consider the ways that energy efficiency is relevant to spectator sports. There are many ways energy use comes into play for events like the World Cup and the Olympics, from the flights and public transportation people take to the events to surges in electricity demand as larger numbers of people turn on lights, TVs, computers and other devices during or immediately following the events. For example, the largest surge in electricity demand during a World Cup happened in the U.K. in 1990. After England’s penalty shootout against West Germany, there was a 2,800 MW surge in energy use, which is the equivalent of 1.1 million tea...

The support we’re finding in Congress is reflective of the programs’ true value and the bipartisan support that energy efficiency continues to have.

We regularly hear about cities, states and the private sector stepping up to address climate change in the absence of federal activity, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) offered another example this weekend at their 86 th Annual Conference. Meeting in Boston, the nation’s mayors took the opportunity to highlight the critical importance of energy efficiency to the nation’s climate efforts by unanimously adopting a resolution in support of building energy codes – the local policies that establish minimum efficiency of homes and buildings. “RESOLVED” reads the resolution, “[USCM] recognizes the unique opportunity for cities to work together to meet...

A new executive order is short on details, leaving its real impact in question.
New study shows big numbers for energy efficiency jobs.
EE Global Day 2: Hartke takes the stage; speakers call for collaboration
Many NHL teams and arena operators are showing that they want to win when it comes to energy efficiency.
An organized series of lessons on achieving greater efficiency through a systems approach.

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