Sets Appliance Efficiency Standards and Sets Path for Strong Building Codes
In a far-reaching climate bill scheduled to be signed today, Massachusetts commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while embracing new energy-saving policies to help achieve the targets. The law sets efficiency standards for 17 residential […]
Back-to-back FERC and EIA reports show strong start for solar and wind in 2021: Solar electrical production grows 21.7% while wind’s output increases 6.6%. Solar and wind are the only sources of new generating capacity in January.
Washington DC – According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the […]
A growing number of private multifamily real estate companies are integrating energy efficiency into their planning and operations. The results? They are lowering their operating costs, increasing property values, and contributing to climate change mitigation efforts. A new ACEEE topic brief profiles the energy-saving practices of three U.S. companies and examines an energy efficiency […]
TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog, Feb 23, 2021
The catastrophe that swept Texas last week was 90 years in the making. Its roots lie in a decision during the 1930s to escape federal regulation of power rates under the terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal by forcing all Texas utilities to avoid importing […]
Clean Energy Champion of the Year, Clean Tech Business of the Year Awardees Recognized
Photo credit: Clifton Below
Clean Energy NH, the Granite State’s leading clean energy advocate and educator, announced the winners of its annual Clean Energy Awards via virtual means this year due to the pandemic.
Competition for […]
Renewable energy and battery storage lead the country’s new energy production
We have stunning news from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Admittedly, you have to look beyond the fluff to see it, but it is stunning nevertheless.
About two […]
Netting Zero: Making 2021 the Year We Break Fossil Fuel Addiction
The Covid-19 crisis collapsed demand for energy, causing record drops in fossil fuel emissions in 2020. But as the world looks toward recovery, can this shock be seized to break the global addiction to fossil fuels, or will the “new […]
Supporting Rural Communities with State Energy Efficiency Policy
Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
State energy efficiency policies are a key tool for delivering energy savings to rural communities across the country. State regulators and policymakers are using a variety of […]
“East Bay Community Energy Aims For 100% Clean Energy By 2030” • East Bay Community Energy committed to providing nearly 1.7 million local customers with 100% renewable energy in the next decade, 15 years ahead of California’s target date. EBCE is one of the largest US electricity providers to commit to 100% renewables […]
USDA Invites Applications for Loans Under the Rural Energy Savings Program
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today invited applications from utilities to help rural families and small businesses make cost-saving energy efficiency improvements.
USDA is making funding available under the […]