US Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced that the DOE is providing more than $453 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the economic stimulus bill) funding to expand weatherization assistance programs in 15 states.
Energy is a big focus of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus package. As a result, efforts to make our current electrical transmission and distribution system “smarter” will be getting a boost.
President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 into law, helping homebuyers and strapped borrowers and strengthening the housing finance system, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
According to The Voice of America News, former Vice President Al Gore is challenging the United States to produce all of its electricity through wind power, solar power and other environmentally friendly sources within 10 years.
While US policymakers at all levels of government talk about the importance of ending our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, at least one group of lawmakers can boast to having actually put their money where their mouths are.
Now it's even easier to be responsible. At a press conference on May 1, 2007, on the National Mall, the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) joined with the Federal Communications Commission, the Associated General Contractors of America, John Deere, The Travelers Companies Inc.
According to the Los Angeles Times, California Utilities and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would prohibit the sale of incandescent light bulbs by 2012. The committee passed AB 722 in a 7–2 vote.
Roger Langer of Langer Electric Service Co., Miami, has been thinking green for years, and its about more than just money. Langer has been thinking about the environment ever since his company started working on green buildings in his area a few years ago.
In April 23-26, 2007, the inaugural GridWeek event took place in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The purpose was to raise awareness and generate support for advancing and modernizing the grid and bring attention to an impending problem.
In response to a lawsuit filed in January 2007 by the AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue a final rule on employer payment for employees’ personal protective equipment (PPE) in November.
In a typical old-time cowboy movie, there is always a scene where the bad guy says something like, “Give me the deed to your ranch or I'll shoot you.” Without question, the rancher's signature would be obtained by duress and the transaction would be void.
Photovoltaic (PV) installations are becoming more common in commercial and residential buildings as PV-system efficiencies increase, installed costs decrease and cost of conventional utility-supplied electric power increases.
The energy consumed by residential and commercial buildings represents a significant portion of the total energy used in the United States. Energy drives the U.S. economy and demand will continue to grow along with prices and environmental concern.
In 1997, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began a nationwide program targeting electrical merchandise with counterfeit Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) certification marks being imported from Asia.