Category: Energy Policy

We can’t separate sustainable energy practices from the policies that enable or prevent them.

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.

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.

USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Encourages Peak Load Reduction

Greenbuild slides

LEED v.4 will include a “Demand Response” credit. A better name would underscore important contributions by building owners who reshape their peak loads every day. Continue reading

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

Best and worst states for energy efficiency map

It’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.