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Energy Efficient TVs for Consumers in Northwest

The Northwest is known for setting the pace when it comes to energy efficiency. Just last week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named Oregon (#4) and Washington (#5) to its annual top ten states for energy efficiency.
Northwest consumers share that reputation, often recognizing and demanding energy efficiency in products before the rest of the country. That’s why, in late 2009, the nonprofit Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the region’s electric utilities to create “Energy Forward,” aimed at helping consumers find the most energy-efficient televisions on the market. Energy Forward TVs carry distinctive orange stickers that identify them as the most technologically advanced, energy-efficient models available — basically, the best of the larger ENERGY STAR category.

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Top 10 Fox News Lies about EPA

f you’re a regular reader of this blog or any other reasonable media outlet, you probably don’t need a reminder of how badly Fox News sucks. Well, okay, here’s another. In this amazing article, Media Matters breaks down ten falsehoods propagated by Fox News about the EPA, whom they lovingly refer to as agency “job terrorists” who are “strangling America.”

Wow!

Occupy Wall Street & Social Media

As the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations unfold, Twitter has established itself as an important form of social media for communicating about the movement, just as it has done during the course of the Arab Spring uprisings. However, if you go and take a look at what is actually happening on the ground, a more full picture of the impact of Internet-based communication emerges. CleanTechnica visited Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan earlier this week, and this is what we found.

Renewable Energy Needs Simple Treasury Grant Extension for Continued Rapid Growth

Extending the Treasury Section 1603 grant program for another year would generate an additional 37,394 solar industry jobs in 2012 and some 2,000 megawatts (MW) of solar installations above baseline 2016 level, enough to provide clean, renewable power to 400,000 homes, according to a study produced for Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA).