A new worldwide industry is dawning. The global clean energy economy experienced tremendous growth over the past five years–with investment growth of 230 percent since 2005–all the while weathering the recent financial downturn.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its final Clean Power Plan next week, and we are hopeful that the rule will embrace industrial energy efficiency technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP), to help states meet carbon-reduction goals. Read More
Sharon Burke is former first assistant secretary of defense for operational energy and an adviser to the Pew project on national security, energy, and climate. At Pew, she will focus on policy issues at the intersection of military readiness and energy independence. Read More
Commercial operations consume about 20 percent of the total energy used in the United States each year.1 Within this sector, grocery stores are among the most power-intensive businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 93,200 groceries operate nationwide and, as a group, spend more than $6 billion annually on electricity and natural gas, with refrigeration and lighting accounting for almost... Read More