Energy Policy

Electric Mobility Devices: Critical Technologies for Smart Cities

Written March 29th, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion, Sustainable Urban Development
Electric Mobility Devices: Critical Technologies for Smart Cities

RYAN CITRON, NAVIGANT RESEARCH. E-bikes, e-scooters, and shared EVs help cities transition to clean energy. Smart cities must do their part. Read the rest of this entry »

Prime Minister Trudeau Hints at Bold Climate Steps for Canada after Paris

Written March 10th, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Policy, News
Prime Minister Trudeau Hints at Bold Climate Steps for Canada after Paris

Canada’s newly elected, very liberal and hugely popular leader spoke of climate action last week in Vancouver. Next stop: Washington.

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What Your Business Gains from the Supreme Court’s FERC Decision and What To Do Next

Written February 1st, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
What Your Business Gains from the Supreme Court’s FERC Decision and What To Do Next

You might not think of your business as a wholesale power producer, but demand response is now on track to make the market for negawatts as lucrative as rooftop solar watts. Read the rest of this entry »

Paris Accord Approved at COP21

Written December 12th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Policy, News
Paris Accord Approved at COP21
COP21 agreement approved in Paris 12/12/15 Energy Priorities

Ban Ki-Moon, Laurent Fabius, Francois Hollande

“This is a small gavel, but it is capable of great things,” said Laurent Fabius in declaring the climate accord unanimously approved.

Is the Hydropower-Dependent Northwest Ready for an Extended Version of 2015?

Written December 9th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Policy, News
Is the Hydropower-Dependent Northwest Ready for an Extended Version of 2015?

The warm winter of 2014-15 is a dress rehearsal for 2050, a University of Washington climate scientist told utilities and conservationists in Seattle. Read the rest of this entry »

COP21’s Architecture Matters More than the Exact Quantities of CO2

Written December 1st, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion
COP21’s Architecture Matters More than the Exact Quantities of CO2

We’ve heard ad nauseum that the commitments brought to Paris yesterday won’t stop global warming, but the real goal is more farsighted and complex: Read the rest of this entry »

Crowdsourcing Successes Force Utilities to Consider their Role in a Sharing Energy Economy

Written April 28th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Crowdsourcing Successes Force Utilities to Consider their Role in a Sharing Energy Economy

This is the year of the crowd, says Jeremiah Owyang. Will a kWber emerge to disrupt the energy industry? Read the rest of this entry »

Collaboration Will Make More Efficiency Options Available to Natural Gas Customers

Written March 13th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Opinion
Collaboration Will Make More Efficiency Options Available to Natural Gas Customers

We’re off to see the world, the wonderful world of… collaborative market transformation! Who are “we?” Read the rest of this entry »

Value Energy Efficiency Beyond Cost Savings by Distilling the “Diffuse Benefits”

Written November 12th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Policy, Opinion
Value Energy Efficiency Beyond Cost Savings by Distilling the “Diffuse Benefits”

Interesting ideas emerge from studying the value of energy efficiency beyond the financial return on individual measures from utility cost savings. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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