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Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies | Worldwatch Institute

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies | Worldwatch Institute | Home Performance | Scoop.it
"#Wind power is already cost competitive with conventional power #energy sources in many markets." http://t.co/pXI8bFkFpV #renewables
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This report illustrates the US preocupation with fossil fuels. For example, Germany's GDP is less than a quarter of the US, yet it has 4.5 times more photovoltaic capacity.

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David Allen's Front Page on RebelMouse

David Allen's Front Page on RebelMouse | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Streaming Stories of Interest: Affordable Housing Home Performance Homelessness Solutions Marketing Real Estate Investing "The new media" Founder- Caledonia Construction Company .
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Opinion: Making case for energy efficiency - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Rob Portman

Opinion: Making case for energy efficiency - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Rob Portman | Home Performance | Scoop.it
For the past three years, we have worked together to develop the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation that will go a long way toward making the United States more energy efficient and more economically competitive.
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Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill to be Brought to Senate Floor | Earth Day Network

Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill to be Brought to Senate Floor | Earth Day Network | Home Performance | Scoop.it
The bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act—introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH)—will soon be brought to the Senate floor for debate.
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What is Dow Insulation Sheathing? | Shaddock Blog

What is Dow Insulation Sheathing? | Shaddock Blog | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Shaddock Homes explains why they prefer Dow insulation sheathing. (What is Dow Insulation Sheathing? http://t.co/gMDTPWUftW)
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Roof insulation

Many buildings absorb and transmit lot of heat through the roof. Such transmission of heat and unwanted heat gain or loss can be prevented through Roof insulation. This heat can transfer easily through air spaces and small holes.

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Large Companies to be Forced to Implement Energy Efficiency - Energy Collective

Large Companies to be Forced to Implement Energy Efficiency - Energy Collective | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Energy Collective Large Companies to be Forced to Implement Energy Efficiency Energy Collective The proposals form part of the Government's implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, under which large enterprises have to identify...

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New Website Offers Ways To Make Homes Energy Efficient - SpaceCoastDaily.com

New Website Offers Ways To Make Homes Energy Efficient - SpaceCoastDaily.com | Home Performance | Scoop.it
SpaceCoastDaily.com New Website Offers Ways To Make Homes Energy Efficient SpaceCoastDaily.com The “My Florida Home Energy” tool was built to provide Florida homeowners with a user-friendly application to analyze their current energy use and...
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Lower council tax for energy efficient homes, study suggests - LocalGov

Lower council tax for energy efficient homes, study suggests - LocalGov | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Lower council tax for energy efficient homes, study suggests
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Council tax reductions should be introduced to encourage households to install energy efficiency measures, according to a report.
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Energy efficiency improvements could be factored into mortgage underwriting | Inman News

Energy efficiency improvements could be factored into mortgage underwriting | Inman News | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Energy efficiency improvements could be factored into mortgage underwriting
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Is home energy efficiency a good investment? - Trillion Fund

Is home energy efficiency a good investment? - Trillion Fund | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Could making some home energy efficiency improvements be a better way to keep bills down longer term? http://t.co/VRxzQqsOKw @DECCgovuk
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Energy Efficiency: May The Cheapest Fuel Win - Energy Collective

Energy Efficiency: May The Cheapest Fuel Win - Energy Collective | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Energy Efficiency: May The Cheapest Fuel Win
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FinishLineFlag This week the Energy Information Agency (EIA) released findings in their “Today in Energy” blog, revealing that 2012 global oil production reached a record high.
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Energy efficiency improvements can increase the value of your home by 38%, Government report claims

Energy efficiency improvements can increase the value of your home by 38%, Government report claims | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Insulating cavity walls, upgrading double glazing, and putting solar panels on the roof could increase the value of some properties by 14 per cent, while others could rise by as much as 38 per cent, it claims.
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Mike Ross for Mayor Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser | Facebook

Mike Ross for Mayor Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser | Facebook | Home Performance | Scoop.it
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"Friends join the effort and support Mike Ross for Mayor of Boston!"

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Sunrun Expands Senior Management Team

SAN FRANCISCO--(eSolarEnergyNews.com)--Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar company, today announced the expansion of its executive team to further the company’s mission of bringing affordable clean power to more American families.
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Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies | Worldwatch Institute

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies | Worldwatch Institute | Home Performance | Scoop.it
"#Wind power is already cost competitive with conventional power #energy sources in many markets." http://t.co/pXI8bFkFpV #renewables
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Duane Craig's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:09 PM

This report illustrates the US preocupation with fossil fuels. For example, Germany's GDP is less than a quarter of the US, yet it has 4.5 times more photovoltaic capacity.

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Make Your Home More Energy Efficient | Julianne Krutka, Massachusetts & Connecticut Real Estate

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient | Julianne Krutka, Massachusetts & Connecticut Real Estate | Home Performance | Scoop.it
“@JulianneKrutka: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient http://t.co/ErOfmcCxpO”; insulation is a great fall DIY project to start planning now
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Too hot even for solar panels as officials tour Fairhaven site - SouthCoastToday.com

Too hot even for solar panels as officials tour Fairhaven site
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FAIRHAVEN — A solar farm is not an ideal place to be during a heat wave.
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How to Choose a Company to Do a Home Energy Audit

How to Choose a Company to Do a Home Energy Audit | Home Performance | Scoop.it
If you're getting a home energy audit, what kinds of things should you ask for? What should the energy auditor include in their report?
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Energy efficiency needs more research

Energy efficiency needs more research | Home Performance | Scoop.it
MIT Sloan Professor Christopher R. Knittel discusses energy efficiency and how research should focus on consumer's systematically mistakes.
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The Clean, Simple Solar and Storage Solution to US Utility Business Model Woes

The Clean, Simple Solar and Storage Solution to US Utility Business Model Woes | Home Performance | Scoop.it
This morning while driving into work, I heard a great interview with former United States Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu on utility business models.

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Not sure if I agree with Chu that utilities should own all the solar assets, but utilities are going to have to change to keep up in a solar hungry world.

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Learn how to utilize solar energy - Cincinnati.com

Learn how to utilize solar energy - Cincinnati.com | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Learn how to utilize solar energy
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He said the ecovillage decided to start a solar project last fall to encourage people to consider solar energy.
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Home Performance Surveyor

Home Performance Surveyor | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Are you seeking a change of career? Have you worked in the Energy Efficiency industry before and are looking for a new challenge?
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Top 10 countries that rely on solar power to meet their energy needs - Promoting Eco Friendly Lifestyle to Save Enviornment - Ecofriend

Top 10 countries that rely on solar power to meet their energy needs - Promoting Eco Friendly Lifestyle to Save Enviornment - Ecofriend | Home Performance | Scoop.it
قائمة أبرز عشر دول تعتمد على الطاقة الشمسية لتلبية احتياجاتها من الطاقة http://t.co/0QwGNllz4z
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Dominant Europe...interesting!

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Mike Holmes: Make your home every inch energy efficient, from roof to ... - National Post

Mike Holmes: Make your home every inch energy efficient, from roof to ... - National Post | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Mike Holmes: Make your home every inch energy efficient, from roof to ...
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Homeowners, builders and architects are working together and pushing standards to build net-zero homes.
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Ask Bill Clinton: How Can We Encourage Homeowners to Adopt Solar Energy? - Businessweek

Ask Bill Clinton: How Can We Encourage Homeowners to Adopt Solar Energy? - Businessweek | Home Performance | Scoop.it
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Ask Bill Clinton: How Can We Encourage Homeowners to Adopt Solar Energy?

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