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Further to go toward adoption of electric vehicles
Adoption of electric vehicles has been slow in most parts of the country, largely due to cost, battery technology ...
Multifamily buildings represent untapped efficiency potential
The American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy recently highlighted multifamily buildings as a key element ...
Poll: 70% of Illinois residents support renewables, not coal
A new poll conducted by Natural Resources Defense Council shows that Illinois residents are supportive of energy ...
Haste urged for limiting harmful methane gas leaks
The Environmental Defense Fund recently commissioned a study that found methane gas escaping from oil and gas ...
Zero Net Energy
Zero Net Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative Goal: Generate as much energy within a commercial building as it consumes by 2025.
This initiative was enacted via The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Its aim is directed at commercial buildings and is a very ambitious goal. Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings would be accomplished by dramatically reducing commercial building energy demand and meeting remaining energy needs from renewable resources.
In just its first year, several Blue Chip companies, including WalMart, Target, Home Depot and Petco, are already applying technologies developed by this alliance and are developing showcase stores leading toward zero-energy performance.