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New US building codes will make every home ready for electric cars

by Michael J. Coren, Quartz In January, the International Code Council (ICC) approved changes to building standards that preview a world in which every home has at least one electric car. The building standards organization, which sets voluntary guidelines for new homes, voted to approve a new provision that, functionally, will make all new homes […]

The power switch: tracking Britain’s record coal-free run

by Niko Kommenda, The Guardian Britain is setting new records for going without coal-powered energy. In the latest milestone, it has gone for two weeks without using coal to generate electricity – the longest such period since 1882. The coal-free fortnight comes just two years after the National Grid first ran without coal power for […]

Australia tipped to add 70,000 home batteries in 2019, lead global demand

by Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy Australian is on track to become the biggest home battery market in the world in 2019, with solar households expected to install tens of thousands of energy storage systems in 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report, published on Wednesday, predicts more than 70,000 […]

Energy Secretary Rick Perry wants to secure grid resiliency by subsidizing coal & nuclear

by Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has turned to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an effort to revitalize the country’s coal and nuclear industries by essentially subsidizing their sectors based on a misguided belief that their technologies are the only way to bring stability to the country’s electricity grid. […]

A New Day for Energy Efficiency

By Chris Cone, Negawatt Market Project  |  September 30, 2015 When it comes to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, nothing beats energy efficiency. Compared to generating energy (including with renewables), efficiency costs less and delivers more climate protection per dollar invested. Energy efficiency is currently undergoing a paradigm shift. New developments in data sharing/analysis protocols mean […]

The Sun is Rising on a New Day for Solar in Sonoma County

by Geoffrey D. Smith The recent ‘marriage’ of Solar Sonoma County (SSC) with The Climate Center (CCP) is, well, a match made in heaven. SSC has been responsible for a significant increase in installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar throughout the region. SSC has advocated on behalf of hundreds of homeowners and businesses by connecting them […]

Interpreting Cobwebs

Home to creepy crawly critters, spider webs can give a spooky, untidy look inside your home. From another vantage, spider webs often indicate a break in your home’s building envelope. Spiders cast their webs in drafty spots because drafts attract yummy insects. Drafts also allow heated or cooled air to escape from your home, which […]