Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Energy Efficiency Is a Bigger Resource Than Nuclear Power

22 Aug , 2016  

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The enormous scale of all the energy that we never used The Washington Post, August 19, 2016 Energy efficiency takes a huge number of forms, ranging from weatherizing a house to upping the fuel efficiency of vehicles. A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a prominent nonprofit that both researches and promotes energy […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Five Utilities Confirm the Benefits of Decoupling

5 Apr , 2016  

The Evidence Is In: Decoupling Spurs Energy Efficiency Investment NRDC, April 5, 2016. Image credit: fdecomite The current research was prompted by questions raised about decoupling during our work in Minnesota last year when the state’s largest electric utility, Xcel Energy, with the support of NRDC and Fresh Energy, implemented Minnesota’s first electric decoupling mechanism. To […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Energy Bombshell: Carbon Emissions Flat in 2014

16 Mar , 2015  

Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014 IEA, March 13, 2015 Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas […]

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Decoupling in the Era of Efficiency

22 Dec , 2014  

America’s utilities have become the most important investors in smarter energy use, helping all of us reduce our bills, and NRDC’s advocacy over the past year helped achieve major gains in both delivered results and the regulatory reforms needed to sustain them.