The annual state energy efficiency rankings from WalletHub—calculated using car and home data—found New York on top of the list and South Carolina at the bottom, with Wisconsin and Minnesota turning in the best performance in the Midwest, WXOW reports.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on the conservation and load management plan submitted by utilities, and finish by year's end its review of a proposal to spend the state’s efficiency funds, the New Haven Register reports.
Developer Carmel Partners is considering charging students for electricity on top of their rent in West Village at the University of California Davis, in order to help the project achieve its zero-net energy goals, The Saramento Bee reports.
Some Samsung TVs tested by independent laboratories appear to be using more energy outside of the testing procedure, prompting a pledge from the European Commission to probe any cheating allegations, The Guardian reports.
A Missoula County advisor has told worried log home builders in Montana that there’s enough flexibility in new federal building efficiency standards to enable them to carry on with construction, the Missoulian reports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials told a citizens oversight board Tuesday that they know of 91 school energy-efficiency projects completed with funding from a green energy ballot initiative, and they expect the number will climb as districts provide updates at the end of the year.
California Energy Commission staff told the Proposition 39 Citizens Oversight Board that 43 education districts out of more than 1,600 that applied for planning money have finished projects so far. To date, the commission says 536 applications have been approved.
A new report estimates that through efficiency upgrades to buildings, transportation, and waste management. the world's cities could cut 8 gigatons of carbon emissions annually and save a total of $17 trillion in energy costs by 2050, The Washington Post reports.
Pioneer Natural Resources is the second U.S. firm, after Enterprise Products, to begin exploring how to take advantage of the end of the U.S. oil export ban and could begin shipments by the middle of next year, The Hill reports.
Two competing initiatives designed to give Florida residents a constitutional right to rooftop solar energy are running out of time without enough signatures yet to make next November's ballot, the Naples Daily News reports.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo this week to call the five-year extension of a federal tax subsidy "super important" to the continued growth of the solar power industry, The Buffalo News reports.
Continued concerns about oversupply forced oil prices downward early Wednesday, nearing an 11-year low already reached once this week. London Brent fell 31 cents to $37.05 a barrel while U.S. crude remained unchanged at $37.50, Reuters reports.
A group of researchers at MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have developed a new computer microchip that uses optical technology and creates the potential to make future computer data centers more energy efficient, the journal Science reports.
A Japanese court on Thursday rejected safety concerns and approved letting Kansai Electric Power, the country's second biggest utility, restart four nuclear reactors shuttered since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters reports.