Energy Policy

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 »

“Clean Tech Nation” recommends seven-point action plan for U.S. cleantech leadership

Written November 7th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Policy, News, Podcasts, Radio Programs
“Clean Tech Nation” recommends seven-point action plan for U.S. cleantech leadership

The renewable energy sector has had its share of bad press domestically in the past couple of years. Globally, China and other countries like Germany and Brazil are making serious investments in clean energy and threatening to leave the US behind. But the authors of a new book have a seven-point action plan to put the U.S. in front of this growing industry and keep it there.  Denis Du Bois interviews industry analyst Ron Pernick, co-author of Clean Tech Nation: How the USA Can Lead in the New Global Economy. Read the rest of this entry »

Roosters of the Apocalypse (book review)

Written April 3rd, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion, Renewable Energy
Roosters of the Apocalypse (book review)

The Heartland Institute is distributing a handbook for deniers of global warming. Spoiler alert: The book’s message is to dismantle the EPA.

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On-Bill Financing is Making Energy Efficiency Easier

Written December 8th, 2011 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
On-Bill Financing is Making Energy Efficiency Easier

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).

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