A new program in the UK has set up some ambitious goals to further promote solar energy around the world.
The Bristol, Virginia school board recently embarked on a new $3.24 million project in order to implement new energy efficiency measures in Virginia High School.
Energy efficiency has long been a hot subject of debate for politicians and that continues to hold true in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, where the two candidates have outlined their own, very different plans on energy policy for the commonwealth.
After months of anticipating the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill’s arrival in the Senate for debate and possible passage into law, supporters found themselves frustrated all over again after a series of proposed amendments slowed down the legislation’s momentum.
If passed, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act – better known as Shaheen-Portman – would mark the first substantial energy legislation in six years, according to The Huffington Post.
The public schools of Marshfield, Wisconsin, have been able to save over $500,000 in utility expenses since investing into energy efficiency programs four years ago.
Construction companies have begun using older, more traditional materials that had been ignored by the building industry for decades. Because these older materials have environmentally-friendly roots, they are perfectly conducive to building the kinds of green homes that Americans are clamoring for.
Chicago lawmakers have proposed a new city ordinance that would make the energy consumption of buildings public knowledge, as part of a goal to reduce energy use in half of the city’s buildings by 30 percent over the next seven years.