Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities Preparing Your Company for Upcoming Energy Policies

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The debate over climate change is quickly coming to a close and will soon be replaced by a new debate about policy alternatives. These policies will affect business in striking ways, through end-use efficiency standards, increased energy costs, and increased prices of raw materials and components. Take the most important action: analyze and understand your direct and supply chain emissions of greenhouse gases. Learn more.

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Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability

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