Tag: efficiency

Housing Crisis Stalls Energy Efficient Home Loans — The Collapse of PACE Loans | The Fiscal Times

When Charlie Yarbrough, a Santa Rosa, Calif., software engineer, decided to put solar panels on the roof of his newly purchased home, he took advantage of a novel funding program known as PACE, short for property assessed clean energy. Working…

Elusive efficiency: Why saving energy is so hard and what can we do about it? | Ensia

When it comes to reducing fossil fuel use, increasing energy efficiency has obvious appeal: help the environment, boost energy security and save money, too—without the grit-your-teeth-and-get-by-without attitude of 1970s-style energy conservation. Not only that, but boosting the amount of work…

Can China Go Green? | BusinessWeek

Beijing has big plans to curb pollution and start a cleantech industry. But the global recession and looming trade frictions will test its resolve China’s unprecedented growth in recent years has come at a terrible price. Two-thirds of its rivers…