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Post: How Efficient are Consumer Electronics?

The “Get Smart Guide: Energy Innovation for the Consumer Electronics Industry” analyzes some of the major devices we use in our homes and offers recommendations for what we can do to move toward a more efficient future. Consumer electronics covered in the report include televisions, set-top boxes, computers, battery chargers, and more.

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Four Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directors who served under Republican presidents penned a New York Times opinion piece called “A Republican Case for Climate Action.” The writers include Energy Foundation board member William D. Ruckelshaus, who headed the EPA from the agency’s founding in 1970 to 1973, and again from 1983 to 1985. The others … Continued

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A new study highlights the role of policy in unlocking record levels of private capital in the industry during the past decade. The study also explores policies that would significantly increase private capital into renewable energy development.

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Wind and solar power are the fastest-growing sources of electricity in America and worldwide. We need reliable power—so what happens when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine?

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The Energy Foundation recognizes the importance of energy efficiency in buildings, which are the largest consumer of electric power. Over the past two decades, we’ve supported efforts to promote building energy efficiency—through appliance standards, building codes, and utility energy efficiency programs. When the foundation was looking for new office space in 2007, we saw an … Continued