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US-China Greener Consumption Forum Lays Groundwork for Future Projects Together



How can the world's two consumer "superpowers"- the U.S. and China – work together to reduce the impact that consumption has on us and our world?   That was the topic a capacity crowd addressed on March 22 at the U.S. – China Greener Consumption Forum. The event, held at the World Bank in Washington, […]

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I am Voting for Barack Obama because We are Greener than We were Four Years Ago.



Are we “greener” than we were four years ago?  Yes, we are, and Barack Obama deserves a lot of the credit.  Despite strident anti-environmental opponents on Capitol Hill, President Obama has managed to use the power of his office – deployed primarily through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the […]

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ENERGY STAR Essay Contest Shines Spotlight on Energy-Saving Kids



Saving energy is not just for grown-ups. As EPA’s Team ENERGY STAR has shown, lots of kids have become devoted to energy efficiency, too. They’re not shy about telling you why, either. In fact, hundreds of kids have entered the Team’s Share Your Story essay contest .  Several of their posts are featured in this […]

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Essay Contest Gives Kids a Chance to Show What They Really Know About Saving Energy – and Win Some Prizes, Too.



      What do your kids really know about saving energy? Here’s your chance to find out. Team ENERGY STAR, the Environmental Protection Agency’s program to teach kids about energy efficiency, is holding an essay contest for kids. The purpose of the contest is two-fold.  First and foremost, Team ENERGY STAR wants to recognize […]

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Energy-Saving Refrigerator

My Utility Company Give Me $200 When I Bought My New Energy-Saving Refrigerator.



Refrigerators use more electricity that any other single appliance in your home. Why? Because they’re on all the time. There are a few ways you can improve the efficiency of a refrigerator you already own, but if you have an older model, it could make a lot of financial sense to replace it with something […]

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Kids Drive Moms’ Passion to Save Energy, Join Team ENERGY STAR



Using energy efficiently is the key to many of the health, environmental and even financial crises we face. Burning fossil fuels like coal and oil pollutes our air and water, contributes to asthma and other respiratory problems, and is a major cause of climate change. It’s up to all of us to do what we […]

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Michele Bachmann Wants to Crush EPA. First, She Should Go to China.



Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican Member of Congress who's running for President, vows she'll cripple the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if she's elected. Maybe if she spent a week in China like I recently did, she'd change her mind. I've just returned from a seven-day trip to Beijing, China's capital, and Xi'an, the country's cultural […]

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