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PepsiCo and FedEx among leading brands calling for truck efficiency

“While medium and heavy-duty trucks only make up 7 percent of all vehicles on the road, they consume 25 percent of the fuel used by all U.S. vehicles…Fuel costs are passed on to consumers, which can, in turn, affect a … Continue reading

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Amory Lovins: energy visionary sees renewables revolution in full swing

“Guaranteed price [offered by UK to French state company EDF] is over 7x the unsubsidised price of new wind in the US, 4 or 5 times unsubsidised price of new solar power in the US. Nuclear prices only go up. … Continue reading

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Australia – Energy Building Regulations, Standards and Policies

From Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan – p27 –  Despite the proliferation of measures, planned or in place, barriers to action remain and further opportunities to encourage energy efficiency in buildings exist. In particular, lack of a building emissions reduction target … Continue reading

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How a passivhaus insulates you from power bills

Energy efficiency improvement is the easiest way to reduce consumption. Here’s a story about what’s possible with a new house. Chart here is energy per square metre of house. Emphasis about house rating is by Energy Stars. Obviously it costs … Continue reading

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Five things we learned this week …

from Renew Economy Premier Napthine more backward than Baillieu, ratings agencies now reflect downgrade of fossil fuel companies because most of it must stay in the ground; also antics to keep us using more energy because our building energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Cars – Reward Efficiency not waste

From RMI – “Innovative state or federal policies, such as feebates, can encourage the continuous improvement of fuel economy by charging fees on inefficient new cars and paying corresponding rebates for efficient ones. In its first year of implementation, such … Continue reading

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