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New ‘Rapid Assessment Framework’ Enables Cities to Analyze, Act on Energy Efficiency

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The World Bank Energy Efficient Cities Initiative has just released a new tool designed to help cities use energy more efficiently.


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Bloomberg's Ambitious Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency in NY Buildings

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energy nyc buildings emissions consumption demand electricity thermal sector power transportNew York Mayor Bloomberg harnessed the green power of Earth Day to unveil a plan that would require NYC buildings – responsible for 80% of the city’s emissions – to undergo regular energy audits and retrofits, as needed, in order to become more energy efficient.


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Clinton Climate Initiative to Pay $20m for Empire State Building Efficiency Retrofit

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empire state building green light night city new york lights dark blue sky photoFormer President Bill Clinton and Mayor Bloomberg appeared at a press conference on the Empire State Building’s 80th floor today to announce a cooperative initiative between the Clinton Climate Initiative and other partners to help green New York’s 78-year old signature building.


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China's Oil Stockpiling Suggests Fossil Fuel Dependency Unlikely to Decline

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tomsaint111In a rare admission of China’s strategic petroleum reserve capacity, a senior industry executive acknowledged that all four state-owned emergency oil reserve tanks – holding a total 100 million barrels – are filled to the brim.


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China's "Green Economy": A New Revolution in China?

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francesca-tronchinA “green economy” can be built in China in less than 20 years, argues a new McKinsey report. The new study, “China’s Green Revolution,” offers the most comprehensive quantitative analysis to date of China’s abatement cost curve.

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Clinton to Address Climate Change, Energy in China

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We will soon find out how China will receive Clinton in her new position as Secretary of State, as she has just announced her first trip to Asia, with China scheduled to be a critical stopoff. What’s more, Clinton aides have identified energy and climate change as two issues that will be at the top of her agenda.

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