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  • by Bobby Hayden on October 16, 2011
    In an economic downturn, a community-based effort is helping create local jobs for contractors and improving energy-efficiency of local homes. Watch the story of how in just one year, RePower has created 28 contractor jobs in Kitsap County — 43 percent of the goal. RePowering Our Workforce Read more
  • by Tom Osdoba on October 14, 2011
    The price of installed solar PV has plummeted and is approaching the point at which we no longer should even pretend that solar is a more expensive alternative than other forms of energy. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on October 12, 2011
    In the September 15 issue of The Atlantic magazine, Brookings expert Bruce Katz called out a “metropolitan moment,” in which municipal and regional leaders are “adapting the discipline of private sector business planning…to the task of revitalizing and restructuring metropolitan economies.” Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on October 5, 2011
    Of late, a rising set of rational Republican voices can be heard affirming the assessment of 95 percent of the scientific community that the earth is warming at an alarming rate due to burning fossil fuels. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on October 3, 2011
    How citizens on Bainbridge Island came together and created an option to change behavior through energy use, move closer to carbon neutrality and become a model for other communities. "We’ve seen a 50 percent decrease in our heating costs and our overall energy costs are down approximately 35 percent.” - Matt Olson, Bainbridge Island homeowner and RePower Bainbridge participant Read more
  • by Rhys Roth on September 29, 2011
    RBI.  I’m a baseball fanatic -- especially in playoff season -- and I was hoping that our new program could have that acronym.   Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on September 16, 2011
    How commercial building owners use energy efficiency to become more competitive in a challenging market. Kilowatt Crackdown Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on September 3, 2011
    In Spokane, a public performing arts center held great potential for energy efficiency upgrades given its age. Watch how improving the efficiency of the facility reduced the amount of electricity and natural gas used, thus helping to offset rising energy prices. Read more
  • by Jamie Pool on May 17, 2011
    While fuel cell technology is still advancing, certain applications are on the market right now, providing jobs at over 630 companies and labs across the United States. Read more
  • by Hendrik Van Hemert on May 16, 2011
    Are we wrong to always assume households act economically rational when considering efficiency? A growing interest in behavioral frameworks for energy efficiency programs is challenging this assumption and several recent studies support a shift from pure economic incentive to a greater behavioral focus. Read more

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