Energy & Climate Action News

Yale Environment 360 - July 30, 2018

Diana Guzman, a 30-year-old widow, works in a peach packing plant in California’s Central Valley. She lives with her two children at Casas de la Viña, a nonprofit housing development for farmworkers in an agricultural region buffeted by poverty and some of the nation’s most polluted air.

Green Biz - July 12, 2018

If you think your organization has done all it can to cut back its power consumption, think again. IBM has had a formal energy conservation program in place for almost 45 years, and it’s still finding many ways annually to squeeze its electricity usage.

Utility Dive - July 06, 2018

The concept of "low-hanging fruit" is fairly well-known in energy efficiency: Some improvements, primarily lighting, are easy to pull off, inexpensive, and can show big savings. But as more and more customers replace traditional bulbs, utilities must work harder to find savings.

Carbon Brief - June 04, 2018

It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without "negative emissions technologies," a new study finds.

Treehugger - May 31, 2018

Mandatory solar panels are not the biggest deal here. When the California Energy Commission announces its new building energy efficiency standards, the big news everywhere was the requirement for solar photovoltaic systems on every new house. 

Yale Environment 360 - May 08, 2018

The renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million people worldwide, according to new data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). And the sector is growing rapidly, adding more than 500,000 jobs last year alone, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2016, PV Magazine reported.

Bisnow - April 10, 2018

San Jose has become one of the first U.S. cities to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities certification program. LEED for Cities allows cities and local governments to track citywide sustainability performance.

San Francisco Chronicle - April 10, 2018

The city could soon be a bit brighter and more energy efficient — that’s because San Francisco’s Department of the Environment is giving away 100,000 long-lasting LED light bulbs.

Yale Daily News - April 01, 2018

As awareness of the damaging effects of climate change has increased over the past few decades, Yale has worked to reduce its carbon footprint. This week, three students were recognized for their proposals to create a more energy-efficient future at the University.

Wired - March 16, 2018

On a rainy day in New Orleans, people file into a beige one-story building on Jefferson Davis Parkway to sign up for the Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federal grant that helps people keep up with their utility bills.