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2008-09-18 12:00:35

As their employees and customers call for action on climate change, companies have tended to focus on renewable energy, such as solar power. But now businesses are shifting their focus to increasing energy efficiency. Companies recognize the savings that higher efficiency can deliver at today's energy prices. But those companies are achieving only a fraction of the commercial opportunities possible through innovation. European companies are in a strong position to capitalize on a drive for...

2008-09-18 03:00:22

By Zimmerman, Allen In their own homes, engineers should lead in the "greener" way Energy consumption is by far the most important criteria in green home design and performance. Limiting energy use far outranks such factors as material selection and energy source considerations in determining the "greenness" of a house. Two paths to conservation Energy conservation can be achieved in two different ways: reducing the amount of primary energy consumed to supply the useful energy...

2008-09-12 12:00:30

By Michael Settle GORDON Brown will be sitting in front of his Downing Street fire tonight hoping that his emergency energy package not only helps the poorest of us keep warm this winter but also insulates him from the political storm raging outside . Flanked by Whitehall ministers John Hutton and Hilary Benn, whose portfolios cover energy and the environment respectively, the Prime Minister set out how his plans would hopefully initiate nothing less than a "sea change" in energy...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Candy could lose its fundraising edge to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) this year. As students and teachers go back to school, ComEd is encouraging schools to "go green" with innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and tips, including a unique fundraising program involving CFLs. The utility also offers educational workshops and other resources to help schools understand the benefits of energy efficient behaviors. Through a partnership...

2008-08-16 18:00:16

California Attorney General Jerry Brown says the federal government should look to the Golden State for ways to improve energy efficiency. In an interview with Legal Newsline, Brown said the United States must wean itself of foreign oil and would save billions of dollars through energy more efficiently. "There is massive gain to be realized from efficiency," Brown said, "but the federal government has been asleep. California has proven you can save billions of dollars. And it's criminal...

2008-07-30 21:00:34

By Sharon K. Wolfe BLOOMINGTON - There are ways to combat the rising cost of energy, experts said Tuesday at a town hall meeting on energy efficiency. U.S. energy use has increased 2 percent annually since at least 1990, and that has to stop, said Brian Granahan, a staff attorney with Environment Illinois, a non-profit group based in Chicago. The nation has made technological leaps in the areas of computers and telecommunications, and now it has to do the same with energy production and...

2008-07-30 03:00:40

By Sharon K. Wolfe, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 30--BLOOMINGTON -- There are ways to combat the rising cost of energy, experts said Tuesday at a town hall meeting on energy efficiency. U.S. energy use has increased 2 percent annually since at least 1990, and that has to stop, said Brian Granahan, a staff attorney with Environment Illinois, a non-profit group based in Chicago. The nation has made technological leaps in the areas of computers and telecommunications, and now it...

2008-07-23 15:01:13

IT would be interesting to find out from Energy Minister David Parker what power would be saved if the five most-used light bulbs in houses were replaced by approved fluorescent ones, all cold homes were retrofitted with insulation, solar hot water cylinders, double- glazing, thermal drapes, cylinder "wraps" and draught excluders. It would be helpful to give examples using dams such as "five fluorescent light bulbs in our 1.5 million homes save the equivalent of the output of the Clyde...

2008-07-03 15:00:36

David Toombs, general manager of Citizens Thermal Energy, a Division of Citizens Gas & Coke Utility, was presented the prestigious Norman R. Taylor Award by the International District Energy Association during the organization's 99th annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Citizens Thermal Energy is the owner and operator of the district steam and chilled-water systems in Indianapolis. The award is the highest distinction IDEA can confer on an individual as "Person of the Year,"...

2008-06-26 18:02:53

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Stacey Paradis of Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, +1- 312-587-8390, ext. 12, sparadis@mwalliance.org CHICAGO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), strongly supports this week's resolution by the U.S. Conference of Mayors to support "The 30% Solution," a comprehensive package of achievable and affordable residential energy-efficiency measures proposed for inclusion in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)....


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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