Energy Policy

Wrap Up: Paul Hawken’s “Drawdown” Keynote at Greenbuild

Written October 23rd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Green Building, News
Wrap Up: Paul Hawken’s “Drawdown” Keynote at Greenbuild

At Greenbuild, Natural Capitalism co-author Paul Hawken unveiled a new project and interviewed climate allies Tom Steyer and Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. Read the rest of this entry »

USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Encourages Peak Load Reduction

Written October 23rd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Green Building, Opinion
USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Encourages Peak Load Reduction

2014-10-gb-maccracken-speaking-calmac-thumbLEED v.4 includes a “Demand Response” credit. A better name would underscore important contributions by building owners who reshape their peak loads every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Best and Worst States in the U.S. for Energy Efficiency

Written October 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Best and Worst States in the U.S. for Energy Efficiency

2014-10-aceee-logoIt’s time to find out which are the best and worst states in the almost-worst country in the world when it comes to energy efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »

Kate Gordon: Clear Understanding of Climate Risks Would Reduce Cleantech Business Risk

Written April 11th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Policy, News
Kate Gordon: Clear Understanding of Climate Risks Would Reduce Cleantech Business Risk

2014-04-kate-gordon-nextgeneration_300_381_80Climate and energy are both inherently local issues, says former Center for American Progress VP for Energy and Environment. Read the rest of this entry »

Policymakers Must Embrace Energy Exports as Oil and Gas Production Continues to Surge

Written January 29th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion
Policymakers Must Embrace Energy Exports as Oil and Gas Production Continues to Surge

United States production of oil is booming, increasing by 15 percent over the past year — the largest year-over-year gain by any country in two decades. Contributor Michael Butler sees that trend continuing with the help of some policy changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Wind Energy Incentive is up for Renewal amid Swirling Debate

Written November 13th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion, Renewable Energy
Wind Energy Incentive is up for Renewal  amid Swirling Debate

Another year has passed and Congress is once again trying to decide whether to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit beyond January 1, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

Written November 7th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

Technology continues to advance and save energy. But a funny thing happened on the way to the technological future: Occupants showed us that their behavior is crucial to energy savings. Read the rest of this entry »

Future of Energy Depends on State Governments, Software and Wetware

Written October 31st, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Future of Energy Depends on State Governments, Software and Wetware

“States can dictate the energy future,” says Bill Ritter Jr., Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, and former governor of Colorado. Here’s our report from his welcome keynote and the energy efficiency sessions at the 2013 Future Energy Conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Industrial-Strength Energy Efficiency with a Bow on Top?

Written April 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Opinion
Industrial-Strength Energy Efficiency with a Bow on Top?

If the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 promotes the adoption of more efficient electric motors in industrial facilities, that will be a welcome Earth Day gift for all of us. Read the rest of this entry »

Future of Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs in the United States

Written January 21st, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Future of Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs in the United States

Energy utility customers will contribute about $9.5 billion for energy efficiency programs in 2025 according to a report published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read the rest of this entry »

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