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How much energy did Americans use in 2016?

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Last week, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory released its latest energy flow chart depicting American energy usage in 2016. The laboratory releases a fantastic, compact little diagram showing the sources of U.S. energy, what it’s used for, and how much of it is wasted. Vox does a great job of explaining this little graph, which measures energy consumption in what ...

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Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood chosen to be an EcoDistrict incubator

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A rapid-transit bus system through Uptown has been discussed, analyzed and debated for years, but a plan that has been riding alongside it is taking shape. In 2014, EcoDistricts, an organization in Portland, Ore., chose Uptown among eight neighborhoods nationwide to be an EcoDistrict incubator, with training and support for its emerging plans. Since 2012, 26 cities have participated. The ...

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Flying has become more energy efficient than driving: Kemp

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(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – Flying has become less energy intensive than driving, at least in the United States, according to the surprising findings of an analysis of energy consumption by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. Transporting one person a distance of one mile by aircraft consumed on ...

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Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change. Obama’s executive order will also direct the government to ramp up use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of the federal government’s consumption. ...

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