Energy Efficiency

Want to start a renewable energy co-operative in your community? Here is a list of communities that have already and tips on how you can do it too!
Ever wonder what it would be like to have wind power at your home, farm, or business? In one convenient place, the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy arm of the Department of Energy has assembled the latest, greatest, and most relevant information.
This is the home page for the EERE and contains incrdible information on a variety of topics including renenwable energy generation, energy-saving homes, sustainable transportation, individual actions, community movements and more.
Solar water heaters are one energy-efficient solution that’s gaining wider usage throughout communities.
There are many myths and misunderstandings about the smart grid and how it will help us move into a sustainable energy future. This page is full of resources to help you learn the facts about and the actions you can take to move us toward the smart...
At the University of Central Florida, the Department of Sustainability & Energy holds an annual competition to reduce the energy used on campus. The offer incentives and pit dorms against each other in a friendly contest. They are saving tens-of...
In this short clip, incandescent light bulbs are used to roast a chicken in a makeshift oven. The efficiency of traditional light bulbs and Energy Star light bulbs is compared.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse! A 4th R from Dianna Cohen: Tough truths about plastic pollution #TED
Amazing TED talk from June 2012.
This segment features Jennifer Hale, Sustainability Manager at the Denver Zoo, and her presentation of the many components to the Denver Zoo's sustainability programs . Jennifer was part of a three person panel discussion at the Baltimore Summit...


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