Chicago Fires Up $160m LED Street-Lighting Plan

Chicago is set to become one of the largest cities in the world to switch its street lighting infrastructure to LEDs, after officials confirmed plans to replace 85 per cent of its street lights with energy-saving alternatives over the next four years. The plan will see 270,000 high pressure sodium …

Green Tech Will Be Everywhere in 2018: Politics Cannot Stop the Revolution

In 2017, clean power gathered unprecedented momentum. Multiple automakers launched entire families of electric vehicles (EVs), including the most exciting one yet, Tesla’s Model 3. With climate change problems mounting, national and local governments are pushing for more renewable energy and an end to fossil-fueled cars — despite hostile moves in …

Report: Protected Buildings Cost English Households £500m a Year in Energy Bills

A new report has revealed the extent to which strict property regulations are pushing up energy bills and stymieing energy efficiency efforts in older homes. According to new research released today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political …

European Spending On Energy Efficient Building Technologies In 2026 To Near $112 Billion

Already a global leader in building sustainability legislation and initiatives, the European market for energy efficient building technologies is expected to grow from $83.5 billion in 2017 to $111.9 billion in 2026. A new report from Navigant Research examining the market for energy efficient building technologies in Western and Eastern …

States Lead the Way on Energy Efficiency as Feds Falter

A recent report card of state energy efficiency policies and programs shows that even in this era of partisan divide, blue and red states alike are embracing smarter energy use as a key strategy for reducing harmful pollution, saving consumers money, creating jobs and driving economic growth. The annual ranking …

Better Energy Efficiency Measures Could Cut UK Costs by £7.5bn

More efficient use of energy in the UK would save as much power as could be generated by six new nuclear reactors and shave £7.5bn from energy costs, experts have calculated. But to achieve such savings would require substantial changes to government policy because there are few incentives for households …