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Paper Published on the Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change

The National Bureau of Economic Research has published a paper using researchers from the University of Southern California, University of Cambridge, International Monetary Fund and National Tsing Hua University that projects how climate change will affect the economy. The paper predicts that if no ...

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EPA Releases Report on Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report to help state and local governments quantify the health benefits of existing or planned energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. It does so by providing benefits per kilowatt-hour (BPK) values that can be a part of a prelim...

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Washington, DC Amending Energy Conservation Code

Washington, DC has released a second notice of proposed rulemaking, outlining an energy conservation code supplement. The District of Columbia currently has adopted ASHRAE 90.1-2013. The supplemental makes some amendments to the code. Comments are due by the end of August. copied from ASHRAE.org...

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DOE Publishes Data to be Used for the 'Process Rule'

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) pertaining to the “Process Rule.” The data published will be used by DOE to determine the energy savings threshold for setting energy conservation standards for consumer products and commercial and indust...

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The NEW Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

It’s been more than 40 years since Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that led to the creation of perhaps the most widely-recognized environmental slogan of all time: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. A lot has changed since then, including how materials, transportation, bui...

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