"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about energy efficiency.
1.) Survey reveals consumers, businesses frugal with energy. American energy consumers are getting frugal and focusing on energy efficiency as a result, according to research from the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions.
2.) Taxpayer support for renewables and efficiency: Kemp. Proponents of clean energy often portray the sector as a plucky little David locked in battle with the fossil fuel industry's big bad Goliath for taxpayer support.
3.) Audit: Schools not getting enough from energy efficiency. The Oregon Secretary of State's office released an audit Monday that found that Oregon school districts could have garnered $40 million more in utility bill savings by spending money more effectively on energy efficiency measures.
4.) Energy Bill favours Big Six, nuclear and gas, ignores energy efficiency. Commentators have been quick to condemn the draft Energy Bill, published this week, which still contains many uncertainties.
5.) Air NZ wins energy efficiency award. Air New Zealand, which has saved more than $500 million since 2005 through an energy-efficiency drive, was rewarded for its efforts at an event in Auckland.
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