More jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency

“In 2017, altogether 54 thousand full-time jobs in the Netherlands were associated with renewable energy and energy efficiency. This number was up from 35 thousand in 2008. Employment in these activities has increased continuously since 2008, with only a small dip in 2011. Employment in conventional energy grew steadily from 2008 to 2014 and subsequently…

AI-powered smart outlet to help consumers save energy and take control of their homes

“Currant, a startup devoted to creating smart products that reduce energy consumption, today announced the Currant Smart Outlet — the first smart outlet on the market powered by artificial intelligence (AI). This unique outlet and its connected app enable customers to view a breakdown of their power usage and receive personalized, easy-to-implement suggestions for taking…

AI-powered smart outlet to help consumers save energy and take control of their homes

“Currant, a startup devoted to creating smart products that reduce energy consumption, today announced the Currant Smart Outlet — the first smart outlet on the market powered by artificial intelligence (AI). This unique outlet and its connected app enable customers to view a breakdown of their power usage and receive personalized, easy-to-implement suggestions for taking…

Powering Forward: POUs are critical to California’s energy efficency progress

Publicly owned utilities (POUs) in California play a critical role in advancing energy efficiency. The 38 POUs that report electricity-savings data provide power to nearly one-quarter of the state’s population. Our analysis shows that over the past 12 years, POU energy efficiency programs—which help people use less energy while getting the same or better services—have…

Energy efficiency helps housing affordability, especially for low-income families

“If the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approves funding for all cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities focused on low-income, multifamily homes — like apartments and townhomes — the potential benefits are enormous, amounting to 4 times as much savings per household than current program performance. From now through 2030, Californians’ utility bill savings would add up…

New Report: California’s Publicly Owned Utilities making great energy efficiency strides, but significant potential remains to save money and cut pollution

“The POUs have invested almost $1.6 billion in efficiency programs since then, yielding $4.3 billion in total benefits or approximately $3 billion after accounting for the cost of the programs, a return of nearly $3 for every $1 invested. If the POUs achieve their cumulative 2018–2027 energy efficiency targets, they will save an additional 8,000…

Four major California cities commit to dramatically reducing pollution from buildings by 2030

“Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Monica on Thursday joined 15 other cities around the globe in committing to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas pollution produced by buildings. The landmark Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration brings together mayors representing 19 cities and 130 million people to declare that all new buildings in these…
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