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Decarbonization, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a Decarbonization Challenge, Article 1

23 Nov , 2021  

Nick Brod, dnv.com, 11/23/21. Kicking off the energy transition “convince me” series, Nick Brod shares progress around decarbonization and introduces three clean energy challenges we must solve. Like many of you, clean energy and the energy transition are top-of-mind for me, which means I spend a lot of time exploring ideas with my colleagues and […]

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Building Technology, Clean Grid Technology, Whole Building

Energy Audit the First of it’s Kind, Brings in New Clientele

23 Dec , 2020  

Alex Schultz, ERS Energy audits are commonplace in the efficiency services industry. Engineers and consulting professionals are frequently conducting audits in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors to help clients assess where they are at and what improvements they can make in order to reach efficiency goals. However, December 2020 will stand as a monumental […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Did You Make the Most Important List of 2020?

22 Dec , 2020  

Taylor Patterson, ERS Santa Claus, like many of us, has faced unprecedented challenges this year because of  the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has had tremendous impacts on all aspects of life: School, work, social life, the economy, and the environment. It has shined a light on pressing issues, like human impacts on the environment and […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Residential Sector Grapples With Lingering Effects of Pandemic

12 Nov , 2020  

Patrick Hewlett, ERS The fact that our reality has transformed tremendously since the infection of COVID-19 is nothing new, and like many other industries, the world of energy efficiency is not the same as it was pre-pandemic. Much of this change has been brought upon by the shift of work and social lifestyles to remote, […]

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Emerging Technology, Uncategorized

Celtic Tradition Brings Back Energy Efficiency Heroes of the Past

28 Oct , 2020  

Brian McCowan, ERS Halloween has its roots in the Celtic traditional celebration of Samhain, which first took place during the Iron Age (considered to be about 800 BC to 100 AD) in what is now Ireland and Scotland. Samhain began as a collection of rituals that recognized the end of summer, the completion of crop […]

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Efficiency in Action, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

New Training Program Will Educate 1,000 NY Workers in EE

5 Oct , 2020  

renewableenergyworld.com, 10/5/2020. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday the Career Pathway Training Partnerships program, a new initiative that will train workers in high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electric heat pump technologies. The program will target training over 1,000 workers and prioritize low-income New Yorkers and those residing in environmental justice communities, […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

New Jersey BPU Sets “Top Tier” Energy Savings Targets

23 Jun , 2020  

Originally posted on utilitydive.com on June 11, 2020. Dive Brief: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Wednesday approved a framework for Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction programs, setting five-year savings targets of 2.15% for electric distribution companies and 1.10% for gas distribution companies. According to the BPU and energy efficiency advocates, the targets will result […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Utility Customers in New Jersey Face Energy Use Mandate

11 Jun , 2020  

This article was originally published on njspotlight.com on June 11, 2020. Ambitious energy efficiency restrictions should speed state on road to clean-energy goals, curb emissions contributing to climate change. Utilities in New Jersey will be required to reduce how much gas and electricity their customers use after the state approved a comprehensive program mandating those […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

COVID-19 Impacts Future of Energy Efficiency Industry

1 May , 2020  

This article was originally published on tdworld.com on April 30, 2020. Three to four weeks into the pandemic-caused national work shutdown, we began to see reports of load reduction trends from major North American power markets. Nearly every transmission and independent system operator reported loads at least 3% to 8% below normal. Ironically, one of the many […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Uncategorized

COVID-19 Continuing to Infect the Energy Efficiency Industry

17 Apr , 2020  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on April 6, 2020. In an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, at least 20 states have stopped retrofits under the federal low-income Weatherization Assistance Program, according to the National Association for State Community Services Programs. Remaining states have left the decision up to local coordinators, some […]

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