Legislative

Mounting evidence of failures to reach objectives, excessive costs, and rising public resentment should have at least led to an admission that environmental command-and-control (CaC) approaches had become obsolete.

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, could be a huge bipartisan breakthrough, but it could also be taken down by an amendment that targets the federal government's 2030 fossil fuel reduction mandate.

Effective January 1, 2014, owners of California's nonresidential buildings of 10,000 square feet or more must disclose energy use information to prospective purchasers, lessees and lenders. 

For the second time in a year, the Obama administration is giving certain employers extra time before they must offer health insurance to almost all their full-time workers.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Freddie Mac want to make America's multifamily buildings more energy efficient and affordable, and are teaming up to do so.

Since the beginning of the year, there has been a flurry of congressional activity to promote energy efficiency in buildings across America.

Despite budget constraints, U.S. mayors expect to significantly expand their investment in energy technologies during the next five years, according to a new survey of nearly 300 cities.

ASHRAE believes energy efficient construction may become a lower priority in the U.S. Senate with Senator Landrieu (D-LA) as Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

There’s no taking a breather from the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Some of its most arcane requirements pertain, in fact, to breaks.

An energy subsidy system which benefits more than 2,000 key players in Germany's heavy industry sector including BASF and ThyssenKrupp AG is being investigated by the European Union.