EPA Announces Updated Home Energy Yardstick for Assessing Home Energy Use

American homeowners can see how their home energy use measures up by using EPA’s free online energy assessment tool called the Home Energy Yardstick. The Yardstick is a simple performance-based tool that compares a home’s annual energy use to other similar homes. Since 2010, nearly a quarter of a million Americans have used the Yardstick …

DOE and NREL Announce Inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition Teams

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are pleased to announce the teams selected to take part in the inaugural DOE Collegiate Wind Competition. The following 10 student teams were selected through a competitive process to compete in the inaugural competition: Boise State University California Maritime Academy Colorado School …

U.S. Army signs onto 20 MW solar farm, biggest in military

Read the full story at GreenBiz. The Army base in Fort Bliss, Texas, has a goal of getting to net-zero energy. As part of that, it's about to build a 20 megawatt solar farm -- the biggest for the military to date. It will power all division headquarters and most of the eastern sector of …

How companies and weather may sway public opinion on climate

Read the full story at GreenBiz. One challenge U.S. companies face in dealing with global issues is the significant difference that sometimes exists between public opinion in America and in the rest of the world. Nowhere has the difference in perspective and opinion been more evident than in concern over climate change.

How to be a recycled bride

Read the full post at Mother Nature Network. While the cost of the average American wedding continues to boom (we're up to about $28,000 per happy couple at this point), plenty of brides are still thinking of smart and simple ways to keep the budget reasonable, whether that's so they can take an awesome honeymoon, …

What does Climate Change Have to Do With Health Care?

Read the full story in Forbes. Gary Cohen is Co-Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal, India, established to help heal people affected by the Bhopal gas tragedy. He is on the board of the American …