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Posts Tagged ‘energy efficiency’
  • Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer Discusses Plans To Reduce Carbon Footprint & Increase Energy Efficiency

    Posted by on October 21, 2015
    The City of Chicago's Chief Sustainability Officer, Karen Weigert, recently gave an interesting interview concerning her work.  Some of the achievements: "We’ve been able to look at our own infrastructure. We are focused on retrofitting city buildings. We were able to do about 60 buildings recently, funded at no risk to our taxpayers.  We’ve built a Retrofit Chicago program where we collabor...
  • White Paper Urges Owners of Coal-Fired Power Plants to Make Energy-Efficiency Investments

    Posted by on September 12, 2011
    In a recent white paper entitled "Avoiding a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency", the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ("ACEEE") encouraged owners of coal-fired electric power plants to make energy-efficency investments to counter the impact of changes in fossil fuel markets and implementation of updated environmental regulations. According to ACEEE, t...
  • Visit to the Green Car and Technology Show

    Posted by on September 2, 2011
    I recently spent a few hours with my family at the Green Car and Technology Show at the Naperville Auto Test Track, which was sponsored by Congresswoman Judy Biggert.  The event was designed "to give you a glimpse of the direction we're heading in advanced automotive technology and energy efficiency." Exhibitors at the show included Argonne National Laboratory, Carbon Day Automotive, Chevrole...

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