Net Zero | Sustainability | Renewable Energy

Austin, Texas: a sustainable city

Austin is widely recognized as a top eco-friendly city, especially in the United States. In Austin, through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government; there are continuous efforts in environmental justice. [see below for a few examples of Austin's sustainability organizations]. These organizations also work...

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Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Chicago, Illinois

Is Chicago a GREEN City? Chicago, Illinois might not be known as a green city, but Chicago has a citywide Sustainable Action Agenda, a vast network of sustainable mass public transit options, a high share of energy efficient buildings, and is home to a host...

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Plan for Smart Meter Deployment in all 50 States

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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="501"] smart meters[/caption] Many buildings in America today still rely on inefficient energy infrastructure, such as older models of energy meters, instead of modern, cost-effective, energy efficiency technology such as smart meters.[1] Smart meters are energy meters with digital, high-speed real-time two-way...

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Economy vs. the Environment

Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable mass transit, electric vehicles) are also extremely beneficial to the economy. For example, the renewable energy industry employs over 500,000 people in the...

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Improving energy efficiency

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Energy Efficiency Foundations for Green Building: Energy Star, LEED technologies, LED and CFL Lights When it comes to saving on your electricity bill, improving the energy efficiency in your home or building is certainly the way to do it. There are a few ways of achieving this through the...

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The future generation of batteries

electric car

What are future generation of batteries going to be? Advanced li-ion batteries Next-generation lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are being developed, and varieties are already currently in the marketplace, that are 2-7X the efficiency of current batteries; often while reducing costs. New varieties of advanced li-ion batteries...

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