Latest analysis shows that California really is the American leader in being energy efficient

David Roberts writes on the Vox website about how California became the clear leader in the US for being energy efficient. Maybe there are lessons for all of us to learn.   How California became far more energy-efficient than the rest of the country The Trump administration is currently attempting to stop California from setting … Continue reading Latest analysis shows that California really is the American leader in being energy efficient

How many Republican politicians in the US are addressing climate change

We are all too aware that the Trump administration is doing everything possible to undermine climate policies. Yet, in the US, there is progress being made in address climate change. Nicolas Gunkel, Research Fellow at Boston University Initiative on Cities explains in an article on The Conversation website that not only Democrat politicians are taking … Continue reading How many Republican politicians in the US are addressing climate change

What improved energy efficiency could bring to the state of New York

It is always encouraging to see ambitious efforts in sustainable energy. Sneha Ayyagari and Jackson Morris write on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about the benefits that will come to New York State from an ambitious energy efficiency approach expected to be announced soon. New Analysis: Strong NY Efficiency Target Will Save Billions New … Continue reading What improved energy efficiency could bring to the state of New York

Most vulnerable cities in US to climate change found to be least energy efficient

Increasingly, we are seeing action at the local level to address many of our sustainable development issues. Many cities are at risk due to climate change. Sebastien Malo from the Thompson Reuters Foundation writes on the Reuter’s website that, in the United States, those most vulnerable are also the least energy efficient. It’s obviously time … Continue reading Most vulnerable cities in US to climate change found to be least energy efficient

What California is doing to address energy equity

Increasingly we discuss fuel poverty but it is not normally looked at from an equity perspective. Maria Stamas and Isaac Sevier explain recent developments in California in an article on the writes on the Natural Resources Defense Council website.   California Takes 5 Steps Toward Energy Equity Approximately one in five California households lives at … Continue reading What California is doing to address energy equity

World Bank provides support to 150 cities that are taking “aggressive climate action”

Increasingly we are seeing the importance of local action. Leila Mead writes on the IISD website about an important collaboration between the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the World Bank to ensure cities have the necessary funding to implement sustainable initiatives and climate resilience programmes.   World Bank Invests US$4.5 Billion for … Continue reading World Bank provides support to 150 cities that are taking “aggressive climate action”

India focusing on best practice in energy efficiency

Energy transitions are never easy and there are always mixed messages. While India is still using coal and other fossil fuels far too much there are encouraging developments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. A news item in the New Indian Express states that Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is requiring his officials to study … Continue reading India focusing on best practice in energy efficiency

California Energy Commission unanimously adopted energy-saving targets for 2030

As Europe is still in the process of revising its targets for 2030, California has established a new energy savings target for 2030. Given the lack of leadership at the federal level, this is welcome news. Mohit Chhabra explains in an article on the Natural Resources Defense Council.   California Establishes a Path to an … Continue reading California Energy Commission unanimously adopted energy-saving targets for 2030

One London borough offering array of sustainable energy grants to address climate concerns

The Camden Council news site reports about a new climate fund available to the local community. This is an encouraging initiative.   Save energy and money with the new Camden Climate Fund A new fund to help with the costs of installing renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements to homes, businesses and community … Continue reading One London borough offering array of sustainable energy grants to address climate concerns