Sustainable Energy Monitor: What We're Reading in April

Catch up on the latest sustainable energy and green industry news from April.

Op-Ed: Energy-wasting lightbulbs aren't worth saving, so why is the Trump administration trying?

What takes electricity, turns most of the energy into heat, and releases a small amount of light? That’s the incandescent lightbulb, a proven if rather inefficient technology from the 1800s but still found in millions of America’s light sockets today. [The Hill]

Metro Rolls Out Wide-Ranging Plan to Cut Its Energy Use and Carbon Footprint

Metro is taking on a plan to cut its energy use and carbon footprint — an endeavor so wide-ranging that it could be the equivalent of taking 35,000 cars off the road per year. [NBC Washington]

Green Design Needs a New Narrative, Says USGBC Report

The general public is woefully unaware of the role green building can play in mitigating climate change, according to new research from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). [Architectural Record]

UW Study: Turning Off The Lights Reduces Both Economic, Human Costs

Sure, turning off the lights can lower your utilities bill, but a recent University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests another reason to flip the switch — it can save lives. [Wisconsin Public Radio]

Sol Systems wins five-year SREC contract for D.C. Solar for All program

Sol Systems and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) announced that Sol Systems has been awarded a five-year strip of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) generated by an anticipated 80 rooftop solar energy systems installed on single-family households throughout the District. [Solar Power World]

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