Energy Efficiency http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en Upstate New York city becomes first to place moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/upstate-new-york-city-becomes-first-place-moratorium-new-cryptocurrency-mining <div class="node-body article-body">Plattsburgh, N.Y. has become the first U.S. city to place a moratorium on commercial mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/upstate-new-york-city-becomes-first-place-moratorium-new-cryptocurrency-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/upstate-new-york-city-becomes-first-place-moratorium-new-cryptocurrency-mining#comments Energy Efficiency Technology Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:38:00 +0000 81301 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A cryptocurrency mining farm in Iceland. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cryptocurrency_Mining_Farm.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Generating more power http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/generating-more-power <div class="field-deck"> Q&A with Michael Blake, national sales manager of HIPPO Multipower </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Blake, national sales manager of HIPPO Multipower, explains the trends in multipower systems and how government leaders should navigate doing business with the multipower industry.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/generating-more-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/generating-more-power#comments Energy Efficiency Products at Work Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:18:00 +0000 81151 at http://americancityandcounty.com Former Tallahassee employee sues city over favoritism in hurricane restoration http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration <div class="node-body article-body">A former Tallahassee, Fla., employee has filed a lawsuit that accuses the city of playing favorites when restoring power after Hurricane Hermine struck the city in September 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/former-tallahassee-employee-sues-city-over-favoritism-hurricane-restoration#comments Energy Efficiency Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:59:00 +0000 80271 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Hurricane Hermine-damaged church in Tallahassee, Fla. in 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Herminetallychurch.png">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Smarter streetlights http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Cook </div> <div class="field-deck"> Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights#comments Energy Efficiency Roadways Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000 80031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>LED post top lights with motion sensors and smart controllers at U.C. Davis, California.&nbsp;</p> Incentivizing sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability <div class="field-deck"> Cities are financially enticing citizens to take more environmentally friendly actions — and they're seeing results </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cities are enticing citizens to take more environmentally friendly actions — and they're seeing results.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability#comments Energy Efficiency Recycling Sustainable Communities Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:14:00 +0000 78461 at http://americancityandcounty.com Property assessed clean energy http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/property-assessed-clean-energy <div class="node-body blog-body">San Diego Chief Sustainability Officer Cody Hooven explains how local governments can reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions, create utility bill savings for homeowners and boost the local economy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/property-assessed-clean-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/property-assessed-clean-energy#comments Energy Efficiency Viewpoints Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:38:00 +0000 76171 at http://americancityandcounty.com Energy procurement: Best practices http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/energy-procurement-best-practices <div class="field-deck"> Webinar outlines key steps that ensure efficient energy procurement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can governments enhance energy buys? That's what attendees learned at a recent U.S. Communities webinar that featured an expert from Tradition Energy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/energy-procurement-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/energy-procurement-best-practices#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Facilities Coop Solutions Energy Efficiency Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Green Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:43:00 +0000 74311 at http://americancityandcounty.com Streetlight conversions to LEDs continue throughout the country http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/streetlight-conversions-leds-continue-throughout-country <div class="node-body article-body">As American City & County previously reported, cities across the country have found monetary, energy and sustainability savings in converting existing streetlights to LED bulbs. The trend in streetlight conversions continues across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/streetlight-conversions-leds-continue-throughout-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/streetlight-conversions-leds-continue-throughout-country#comments Energy Efficiency Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:45:00 +0000 74161 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>LED and HPS streetlights in Sacramento, Calif. Image via City of Sacramento.</p> Cities across the U.S. commit to 100 percent renewable, clean energy http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/cities-across-us-commit-100-percent-renewable-clean-energy <div class="node-body article-body">Several cities across the country are transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy or are exploring the feasibility of doing so in the future. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/cities-across-us-commit-100-percent-renewable-clean-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/cities-across-us-commit-100-percent-renewable-clean-energy#comments Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:01:00 +0000 73941 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The&nbsp;Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm at Brazos in Fluvanna, Texas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GreenMountainWindFarm_Fluvanna_2004.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> LED street lamps deliver uniform lighting (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/led-street-lamps-deliver-uniform-lighting-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Choose from three models of RSW LED Street Luminaires that deliver comfortable, uniform and dark-sky friendly LED lighting for roadway applications.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/led-street-lamps-deliver-uniform-lighting-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/led-street-lamps-deliver-uniform-lighting-related-video#comments Buildings & Facilities Energy Efficiency Green Roadways Public Works Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:58:00 +0000 73581 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: a closeup of the RSW LED Street Luminaire.</p>