A New York City bill introduced on August 20 would create an ambitious mandate to reduce building energy use by up to 80% by 2050. This framework, the first of its kind in the nation, was made possible by the cross-sector 80x50 Buildings Partnership that represents environmental interests, affordable housing, unions, and the real estate industry.
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On October 17, 1973, OPEC states declared an oil embargo against the United States, causing a massive price increase that shook our fuel-dependent economy. While the resulting cultural shift towards smaller vehicles was short-lived, the crisis gave rise to the Department of Energy, the energy efficiency field, and a series of innovations that eventuated in the smart technology of today.
Considering My Place
The light got weird. Like some sort of cosmic score, a solar eclipse “at totality" transcends words. Yet for me, the bizarre, light-dark quality of illumination before and after the two-minute period of full coverage almost overshadowed the main event. Afterward, I found my motivation to do just about anything else zapped. Thrust in the stark presence of that much greater than myself, I’m forced to acknowledge my inconsequentiality.
On behalf of ComEd, The Chicago Community Trust has issued a request for proposals to help build a job training pipeline program to meet the anticipated demand for an expanded and qualified solar PV installation workforce. Signed into law last year, the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act is expected to drive a significant increase in solar installation across the state. But what does the Future Energy Jobs Act even mean?Read More
After resigning as chief engineer of Edison Illuminating Company in 1899, Henry Ford went on to help establish another groundbreaking American industry. As vehicle electrification takes hold over 100 years later, the energy and automotive sectors are beginning to converge, symbolically bringing Ford’s journey full circle.