The federal government has contracted with Siemens to install and operate a combined heat and power (CHP) plant at a U.S. Army command headquarters in Germany, part of a government effort to save energy and lower its power bill. At a time when clean energy sources are so much in demand, CHP may be an option for your city's smart energy strategy.
Low-income households often have higher-than-average energy costs due to older and less-efficient appliances and poor insulation. What can cities and utilities do to help those who need it most? Read about four best practices highlighted in a new ACEEE report.
Veolia is bringing its energy management experience into a partnership with Finnish oil refiner Neste and an Austrian petrochemical company, Borealis, to build a CHP plant which will supply power and steam for Neste and Borealis. Read the story to learn about the secure, safe, efficient -- and cleaner -- power plant they're building.
Tremendous advances have been made in energy efficiency -- and the time, money and effort has paid off in a number of ways. But where do we go from here? How much more efficient can we get? A lot more, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Get details on the top five ways we can save even more energy (and money).
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is out with its annual environmental ratings for vehicles. Top of the list – and with the highest "green score" ever – is the Smart Fortwo made by Mercedes-Benz. And the "meanest" vehicle on the road? Click for a look.