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When Seeking the City Solution on Climate, Don’t Forget the Suburbs

Posted by Daniel Kammen of University of California, Berkeley

Our cities have the potential to be a key climate change solution. Already they are hot-beds of innovation in local and global approaches to the nexus of sustainability and quality of life.  People who live in cities drive less, use less energy to heat, cool, and light their homes, and even their water and sewer lines are shorter and require fewer resources. But all of those advantages – and the ability to save more land for nature and agriculture – will be cancelled out if our cities are ringed with suburbs that are profligate in their use of energy and resources.

TransCanada and Enbridge Partner on Pipeline Safety R&D


As North America’s leading oil and gas pipeline companies, TransCanada and Enbridge agree that improving the safety and reliability of pipelines is in everyone’s best interest. That’s why both companies have affirmed their ongoing commitment to safe operations by signing a Joint Industry Partnership agreement to conduct groundbreaking research in the area of leak detection.

LG Electronics Expands French-Door Energy Star® Certified Refrigerator Portfolio with Three New ‘Door-in-DoorTM’ Models

Award-Winning Design Saves Energy, Provides Quick, Convenient Access to Most Commonly Used Items Including Beverages and Snacks
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics, a long-time leader in French-door refrigerator technology, has expanded its popular “Door-in-DoorTM” refrigerator line in the United States to include three new styles: a mega-capacity model, a 4-door model with double freezer drawers and a model with dual ice makers for enhanced convenience. These new ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators are all designed to bring consumers a new level of convenience.

Verizon Foundation and Pecan Street Inc. Bring Energy Management Solutions to Underserved Communities in Austin

Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation has teamed up with consumer-energy research organization Pecan Street Inc., to launch a new program that will provide low-income communities with energy management solutions that empower consumers to make smarter choices about their energy use and save money.

Energy Efficiency on Display

TransCanada's Cancarb plant uses waste heat recovery to provide emission-less power for the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta

The students donned their high visibility smocks, safety glasses and gloves, and with that they were ready to tour the plant.

Cancarb had been chosen as an ideal touring site for members of the University of Calgary’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy Students’ Association (ISEEESA), a student club that emphasizes the need for a cleaner energy supply, a healthy environment and an efficient economy.

Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Energy Research & Social Scienceisco Recognized by EPA as Green Power Partner of the Year

Press Release

Oxford, UK, September 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the Energy Research & Social Science, a new journal dedicated to examining the relationship between energy systems and society.

Employees rally to repair storm damage to transmission lines

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Avista’s service territory in Othello, Wash. recently suffered a blow as a huge wind and thunder storm rumbled through Adams County. Mother Nature didn’t hold back as she left 41 transmission poles and 20 distribution poles in her wake, leaving more than 4,000 customers without power.

Elsevier and Energy Institute Organize First Energy Systems Conference To Be Held in June 2014, London, UK

Press Release

London, UK, September 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its official collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI) in organizing the first Energy Systems conference to be held 24-25 June 2014 in London.

Infrastructure Upgrades at Racine Unified School District Save an Estimated $150,000 Annually



  • District recieving Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award
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  • District recieving Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

Novo Nordisk Japan Switches to Renewable Energy at Koriyama Factory

Aiming for zero carbon emissions from electricity energy consumption, Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd. in Japan will convert all electricity supplied to the company’s Koriyama factory to renewable energy.
Press Release

August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Novo Nordisk’s affiliate in Japan has agreed to purchase two types of Green Power Certificates from Japan Natural Energy Company Limited.* The agreement commits Novo Nordisk to purchase 1.9 million kWh of renewable energy, 1.8 million kWh from biomass power and 0.1 million kWh from wind power.** The amount is nearly equivalent to the factory’s annual electricity consumption.


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