6 Trends That Show Environmental Policies in Action… and Working!

This article was originally published on aceee.org, June 12, 2019. Major energy efficiency policies slashed US energy use by about 20% in 2017, saving a whopping 25 quads of energy —the amount used in California, Texas, and Florida combined. Two US policies now at risk accounted for the majority of these savings. Vehicle fuel economy […]

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The Future of Solar Is…

Ryan Pollin for Zondits. Image credit: geralt The interdisciplinary folks at MIT could finish that sentence in quite a few ways, and that’s just the intent of their new report The Future of Solar Energy. They brought up several conclusions about the way forward for solar, including these interesting issues with our current financial and […]

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Shaheen-Portman Act Sees Renewed Action

Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 20, 2015 Last year, the bipartisan-supported Shaheen-Portman Act failed to pass due to political bickering. The act seeks to help the federal government become more energy efficient, and is largely non-controversial. However, political fighting over provisions that would take decision-making capabilities away from the executive branch on the Keystone XL […]

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Stop the Mutiny – Engage Industrials & Gain Their Support for Efficiency Programs

Stop the Mutiny – Engage Industrials & Gain Their Support for Efficiency Programs Brian McCowan Presented at AESP 25th National Conference, February 11, 2015 Large industrial and commercial customers use significant amounts of energy and any strategy to improve energy efficiency is deficient without them. Still, they have not fit easily into utility energy efficiency […]

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Critics Concerned Over Maine PUC’s Move to Reconsider Wind Projects

Wind industry sees ‘political interference’ in Maine PUC’s move to reconsider 2 projects Portland Press Herald, February 20, 2015 Maine’s reshaped Public Utilities Commission wants to reconsider two proposed wind projects it approved two months ago, a move critics say would damage the integrity of the regulatory process and scare off future renewable-energy investors. The […]