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January 4, 2013
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, nuclear-dependent Japan began shutting down its other reactors. Toshiya Okamura, a Tokyo Gas executive and visiting scholar at Stanford's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, explains how the country survived the summer, and expresses deep concerns about this...
November 13, 2012
Two community-based, hands-on programs to help consumers reduce energy use have resulted in impressive results, though data is preliminary and slight in both cases.
November 12, 2012
Opposition to action on global warming may seem to be almost a litmus test for Republican Party candidates, but conservative minds could be changed under the right circumstances, according to several experts in the niche field.
November 12, 2012
The key to success for online games based on saving energy is to engage people emotionally, researchers and entrepreneurs said Monday at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change conference.
November 11, 2012
A ballot initiative to increase taxes on corporations that sell products in California but have few employees in the state faced scant opposition. The real fight, says PEEC director James Sweeney, lies ahead in the state legislature: dividing up $2.5 billion intended for energy efficiency projects...