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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.
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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.

As Chair of the Energy Efficiency Global Forum’s International Steering Committee, I am looking forward to welcoming many of you to Copenhagen May 21-22. Now in its eleventh year, EE Global is the premier international energy efficiency event, and this year’s agenda will focus on innovation, investment, impact and the role of global policy in both developed and developing countries.

The International Steering Committee is the governance body for EE Global and consists of the “who’s who” of international energy efficiency across all regions of the world. I have had the privilege of serving on the ISC for many years and attending nearly all EE Global events,...

Ports are using more energy and spending more money on it than they would if they adopted electrified equipment. These two ports are showing the way to an electrified future.
Roughly 5 percent of electrical energy is lost during transmission and distribution. Microgrids can save energy by minimizing those losses -- and they bring several additional benefits.

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