NRDC Expert Blog

California to Get New Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Jan. 1

One of the least energy efficient products in modern history, the incandescent light bulb dating back to the days of Thomas Edison, is about to be permanently retired in California as of Jan. 1, 2018, and in 2020 for the rest of the nation.

LED Lighting Could Save Developing Countries $40 Billion/yr.

Developing and emerging economies could save $40 billion worth of electricity and prevent 320 million metric tonnes of carbon pollution annually simply by transitioning to LED lighting, according to estimates from United Nation’s Environment.

National Energy Use for TV Set-Top Boxes Down by 23 Percent

More than 90 million U.S. households have one or more set-top boxes connected to their televisions and these boxes from service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Dish Network nationally consume lots of electricity every year.

Energy Efficiency: A Big Loser in Trump’s Proposed Budget

The Trump administration’s just-released federal budget proposal took a sledgehammer to our nation’s energy efficiency and clean energy programs.

Toughest Ticket in All of DC – 2017 ENERGY STAR Award Gala

One of the toughest tickets to get in DC is for tonight’s 2017 ENERGY STAR® awards gala where 152 businesses and organizations from across the nation are being recognized at a sold-out event hosted by the U.S.