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2011-10-03 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six months after the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan, solid majorities of Americans still view nuclear energy favorably, still support the extension of operating licenses at existing facilities that meet federal safety standards, and still believe that construction of a new reactor is acceptable at the site of the nearest nuclear power plant that already is operating, a new national survey shows. While support for nuclear energy has...

2011-09-09 11:06:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, issued the following statement today from C. David Myers, president of Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency business, on President Obama's proposed American Jobs Act: "We are encouraged by the President's call to include the retrofitting of America's schools with energy efficiency upgrades in the proposed American Jobs Act....

2011-09-07 13:48:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. oil and natural gas policy changes could generate more than 1.4 million new jobs, $800 billion in additional government revenue, and 10 million barrels worth of added daily oil and natural gas production by 2030, according to a study by Wood Mackenzie released today by API. New jobs could be added in every state. "Our industry has kept more than 9 million Americans employed through some of the toughest economic times in America's...

2011-09-02 09:07:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MXenergy, one of the nation's leading energy providers and a strong sustainability proponent, is encouraging homeowners to act now on home energy efficiency improvements, while federal tax incentives are still available. "Clearly there are not the enormous incentives that were available two years ago," said Marjorie Kass, MXenergy managing director of marketing. "However, there are still significant savings to be had and for those homeowners on the...

2011-07-27 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Budget Office yesterday issued a new report about the effects of a potential national renewable energy mandate, and not surprisingly, the agency's findings affirm research published earlier this year by American Tradition Institute. Of course the "devil is in the details," and CBO analyzed seven potential scenarios for either a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES, which is more restrictive on permitted electricity...

2011-07-14 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Plus Holdings, one of the nation's fastest-growing energy companies, today announced the official launch of natural gas services in its first market, New York State, with services provided through its affiliate, Energy Plus Natural Gas. The offering compliments Energy Plus' core electricity service, which is relied upon by over 160,000 customers in seven competitive energy states, including New York, and features an ongoing rewards program...

2011-07-07 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance to Save Energy is awarding energy-efficiency pioneer and expert Daniel Yergin its Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service at its annual, black-tie gala, the 19th annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency, to be held here October 4. The award recognizes an individual's outstanding public service and/or lifetime commitment to energy efficiency. The Chairman's Award recipient, selected by Alliance Board Honorary...

2011-06-30 13:00:00

Action could save consumers millions at the pump and reduce consumption by more than one billion barrels of oil WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Clean Energy Program launched a video this week to raise awareness of the benefits of increasing the fuel efficiency--or miles-per-gallon (MPG)--standards for cars and light trucks to as high as 60 MPG by 2025. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation (EPA-DOT) are expected to release a...

2011-06-30 11:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South San Francisco Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions will break ground today on the largest K-12 solar and energy efficiency program in San Mateo County. The project will provide nearly 100 local green jobs and is expected to save the district $20 million through a 1.68 megawatt solar and efficiency project spanning 15 elementary, middle, and high school sites. It is the first use of funds provided by Measure J,...

2011-06-17 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Availability of financing and incentives are among the key elements to driving increased energy efficiency in buildings, according to leaders who attended the North America Energy Efficiency Forum. The forum, co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association, examined how advanced efficiency technologies, energy policies and consumer education can improve energy security, global competitiveness and accelerate economic growth. U.S....