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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
The Heartland Institute is distributing a handbook for deniers of global warming. Spoiler alert: The book’s message is to dismantle the EPA.
On-bill financing, a relatively new tool that allows customers to pay for energy efficiency investments though their utility bills, is extending opportunities to underserved markets, according to a new study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).