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Pittsburgh Ranks Low on Energy-Efficiency Scorecard

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has issued the first-ever scorecard that ranks cities exclusively on their energy efficiency efforts. Pittsburgh came in at number 25 on a list of 34 cities with a score of 34.25 out of a possible 100.

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Community Ambassadors Promote Green Changes

Climate change isn’t something people may want to discuss around the water cooler.  So asking people to make changes to curb greenhouse gases can be tough.  A new program in Pittsburgh is trying to improve the climate conversation and what people might do about the problem, neighborhood by neighborhood.

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The Greened House Effect

When southeastern Ohio carpenter and home improvement expert Jeff Wilson first started thinking about a green home, he imagined building somewhere in the idyllic countryside. But he ended up deciding on a more feasible approach.

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PSU Task Force Helps Homeowners Reduce Energy Consumption

A long, cold winter—like the one that just mercifully ended—can be more than just an emotional drain. It can be a drain on home finances and the environment. But a program gearing up at Penn State aims to help homeowners pinpoint areas where they can reduce energy bills, and consumption.

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Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint

The smart phone in your pocket, or the laptop charging at your desk, may be a bigger player in energy consumption than you think.

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Green Tax Credits and Agencies Saved from Fiscal Fall

The recent passage of the American Taxpayer relief Act, widely known as the fiscal cliff bill, has extended the life of some eco-friendly tax credits and budget items.

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New Houses Get a Little Smaller

The American dream of home ownership has become a trend of bigger and bigger houses.

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Stimulus Dollars for Your House

The Cash for Clunkers program is not the only government incentive for energy efficiency.

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Saving Energy: Simple Changes, Big Impact

Solar panels and wind turbines get most of the buzz, but it's far easier and cheaper to save energy than it is to make more of it.

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Obama on Environmental Economy

President-elect Barack Obama is calling on Congress to get busy on his American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

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