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New Analysis: Michigan Must Supercharge Climate Action

Expert BlogMidwest, MichiganSamantha Williams

Michigan released a final roadmap—the MI Healthy Climate Plan—in April to chart the course for the state’s goals of cutting GHGs from its economy 28% below 2005 levels by 2025 and 52% by 2030, ultimately achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. 

Strong Start on Energy Efficiency for Biden Administration

Expert BlogJoe Vukovich
The president’s Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis directs agencies to review a number of harmful actions taken during the Trump administration, including several involving efficiency—led by changing the…

Mother’s Day Gifts to Treat Mom (and Mother Earth)

Expert BlogEmily Deanne
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, why not consider an environmentally friendly gift to show you care about her and the world she lives in, too? There are lots of reasonably priced options that will save her money on energy bills…

Energy Efficiency: The Planet’s Superhero

Expert BlogInternationalLara Ettenson
The fourth annual Energy Efficiency Day planned Wednesday reminds us energy efficiency is the cheapest, fastest answer to fighting climate problems.

DOE's Process Rule: More Harm Than Good

Expert BlogLauren Urbanek
It will soon be more difficult and cumbersome to set strong standards for the appliances and electronics in our homes and businesses, if the Trump administration’s Department of Energy has their way.

The Year in Energy Savings, 2018

Expert BlogLauren Urbanek
Remarkable progress has been made to decrease the energy intensity of our appliances, equipment, and buildings, and we aren't stopping in 2019.

To Cool Down the Planet, Make Efficiency Cool: EE Day 2018

Expert BlogPat Remick
Energy efficiency may not be trendy (like saying no to straws), or edgy (like joining a protest), and it certainly isn’t high on the list for most young Americans when we think about small- or large-scale solutions to protect the…

Oregon Executive Order Charts a Course to Net Zero Buildings

Expert BlogLauren Urbanek
Oregon is the latest state to take major action to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings, thanks to a groundbreaking executive order (EO) signed by Governor Kate Brown that sets the state on a path to dramatically reduce water and energy…