Energy Efficiency Saves Money, Creates Jobs, and Cuts Pollution Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology—costing families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution, according to the…
Energy Efficiency Plays Crucial Role in a 100% Clean Energy Future
2020 Clean Energy States Honor Roll
This year’s Clean Energy States Honor Roll notes states to keep an eye on in the year to come for more promising developments in 2020 and beyond.
In the News: Solar’s Allied Industries Essential for Industry Growth
“If we are to realize these clean energy goals that we all have, literally every profession is going to be touched in some way by solar or by some other clean energy or sustainability competency,” said Laure-Jeanne Davignon, IREC VP-Workforce.
IREC Vision Summit: the need for movement is urgent
The collective power of experience and passion assembled in one room was by any measure extraordinary. It was a day of robust exploration of the challenges, opportunities and details, and the not so distant milestones necessary to get us there – ultimately to 100 percent clean energy. The words “urgency” and “collaboration” and “equitable” could not have been louder.
100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What will it take to get there?
As published in Renewable Energy World
Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal. The question is: what really has to happen to get from here to there, and what are the benefits such a transition will bring?
@35Years IREC Impact Report: Top 8 Results
A new report details the 8 top results of IREC’s impactful leadership shaping a sustainable energy future over its 35-year history.
IREC is an independent, non-governmental, non-lobbying organization. That said, it would be sticking our heads in the sand if we did not acknowledge the proverbial elephant (and donkey) in the room. The environment in which we operate has now changed with a new administration coming to power in Washington, DC.
Make Your Voice Heard: Vote for IREC’s 2016 3iAwards!
The applications for IREC’s coveted 2016 3iAwards for Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in the clean energy economy are in. It’s time to vote for the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Supreme Court Rules Favorably on Energy Efficiency: Incentives to Curb Prices and Enhance Grid Reliability
In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on January 25, 2016 upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in September that USDA is investing in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide, including 14 small wind projects.