We use labels to advertise the fuel economy of automobiles and the efficiency of appliances. Why don’t we do the same thing for our buildings? They're coming.

There are now 16 cities around the U.S. with building energy disclosure laws in place. Early data shows the laws are working to encourage efficiency measures and behavior change. But how far can they take us?

In this week’s show, we’ll talk about the effectiveness of building energy disclosure with Cliff Majersik, the executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation.

In the second half of the show, we’ll dissect President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. We'll finish with a discussion about why SolarCity’s stock has taken such a big hit.

This podcast is sponsored by Huawei Technologies, a leading global ICT solutions provider. Huawei is proud to offer its FusionSolar PV solution -- a unique approach to integrating, optimizing and digitizingsolar-power plants.

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An Early Look at Utility Bill Savings From Municipal Benchmarking and Disclosure Laws

Sticker Shock: How Do You Get the Real Estate Community to Embrace Energy Disclosure?

What Critics of the Keystone Campaign Misunderstand About Climate Activism

Peter Rive on SolarCity’s Plan to Moderate Growth: It’s All About Customer-Acquisition Costs