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New book Energy Efficiency reports big benefits from Americans' wiser use of energy

Since 1973, the United States has quietly but steadily learned to use energy far 7more efficiently virtually everywhere, cutting total energy consumption to 100 quadrillion BTUs today instead of the 180 quads if the efficiency trend prior to the oil embargo had continued its modest trend.
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Girl Scouts can help parents make energy-saving decisions at home, research shows

Adults get most of the credit for structuring and managing the world, but researchers are finding that children play a much bigger role in society than we often imagine.
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Steven Chu criticizes clean power plan for neglecting nuclear


Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu thinks energy storage won't solve the reliability problems of wind and solar soon, which led him to criticize the Obama administration for neglecting nuclear power in its Clean Power Plan.
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Debate at Stanford on the need for a nuclear renaissance sways few

The New York Times

Precourt Energy Efficiency Center centered its annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit on a rousing and informed debate over this proposition: "The world needs a nuclear renaissance."
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  • Silicon Valley Energy Summit
    Videos Now Available!
    June 3, 2016

    Stanford, CA
  • The Silicon Valley Energy Summit explored best practices, upcoming technologies, government regulation and energy policy. Convened by Stanford University's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, SVES traditionally benefits more than 400 investors, facilities managers, regulators, researchers and others dealing with energy economics and environmental impacts.
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  • Behavior, Energy & Climate Conference
    Registration Open!
    Oct 19-22, 2016

    Baltimore, MD
  • A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and on using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.
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