EPA Recognizes Students for Sustainable Environmental Solutions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that seven university and college teams received the coveted P3 Award for their innovative solutions to some of today’s toughest public health and environmental challenges. EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition was held at the 9th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo. Each award winning …

Subsidies: The Opposite Effect

Read the full story in Water Efficiency. It’s the persona non grata...the elephant in the room…the “he who shall not be named.” It’s agricultural water use, and many water efficiency professionals know that when it comes to water resources management, the water that goes to the fields and the orchards is often off limits and …

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next Generation Efficient Lighting

Building on his strong focus on energy efficiency in his first few days in office, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today five manufacturing research and development projects to support energy efficient lighting products. The projects will focus on reducing manufacturing costs, while continuing to improve the quality and performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and …

Driving for $1.14 Per Gallon

The Energy Department today launched the eGallon – a quick and simple way for consumers to compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles vs. driving on gasoline.  Today’s national average eGallon price is about $1.14, meaning that a typical electric vehicle could travel as far on $1.14 worth of electricity as a similar vehicle could …