over the next 15 years, Americans bought only energy-efficient
products, we would shrink our energy bills by more
than $100 billion and eliminate as much greenhouse
gas pollution as is produced by 17 million cars
for each of those 15 years.
disclosure laws are one effective tool for educating
the public and spurring demand for renewable energy
sources by encouraging more sound and informed decision-making
by electricity consumers.
demand on natural and finite resources such as energy,
water, and building materials can be reduced and
our contribution to environmental quality enhanced
by incorporating green building principals into
the design, construction, and renovation of buildings.
of Americans unnecessarily expose themselves and
others to mercury.
metering is a special metering and billing agreement
between utilities and their customers that facilitates
the connection of small renewable energy generating
systems to the power grid.
Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) ensures that
a minimum amount of renewable energy is included
in the portfolio of the electricity resources serving
goal of tax incentives for renewable energy programs
should be to create positive incentives to avoid
taxation, and to create disincentives for pollution
and other forms of environmental degradation.
is one of America’s most promising renewable energy
resources. Organic materials such as grasses,
weeds, and other quick-growing plants can be converted
into electricity or clean-burning fuels in an environmentally-friendly
and sustainable way.