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Decarbonization, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a spotlight on decarbonization, article 2

12 Oct , 2021  

DNV, 10/12/21 Energy regulations hold the key to utility-sector electrification. Find out what needs to change to accelerate the energy transition. In a market-driven economy, the utility sector plays a unique role. Rather than being shaped by competition and innovation, state and federal policies and regulations define how utilities operate. This structure impacts consumer rates, […]

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Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

Small Municipalities Take Big Strides Towards Clean Energy

14 Jan , 2021  

aceee.org, 1/14/21. An analysis of clean energy efforts by 30 small cities finds several leaders taking significant steps to cut energy waste and embrace clean energy—pointing the way for other small municipalities across the country to do the same. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examined the cities’ efforts to make homes and […]

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Industrial Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy, Refrigeration

HFCs Banned in Certain Applications in NY Under New Policy

12 Oct , 2020  

ammonia21.com, 10/12/2020. New York (U.S.) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on September 23 during Climate Week NYC 2020 that new regulations have been finalized to significantly reduce the use of HFCs in the state in the absence of federal regulations of the climate-warming gases. The New York regulations, originally proposed in 2018, will adopt 2015 and 2016 rules […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Heating to Become a Greater Focus in Decarbonization Efforts

26 Aug , 2020  

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Current conversations around the energy transition often focus on the power and transportation sectors. But decarbonization of other sectors, such as heat, is also critical to meeting national and regional climate targets. Heat makes up 35 percent of global energy consumption, and when it comes to space heating, direct combustion of fossil […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

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

23 Aug , 2019  

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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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Rhode Island’s Long-Term Sustainability Goals Encourage Solar & Wind

2 Jun , 2015  

Solar panels helping RI to meet renewable energy goals Turn to 10, May 20, 2015. Image credit: afrndz About 1,600 solar panels now sit on what was once vacant town-owned land, generating enough electricity to power 100 homes, and bring in $3,000 in annual tax revenue to the town of Richmond. With more states offering […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

The Energy Debate in Michigan

25 Mar , 2015  

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Rowe: Government stacks deck against renewable energy The Detroit News, March 24, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder recently gave an address on energy and, as expected, his approach included market-based solutions, the notion that the market should take care of renewable energy development. As a professor of renewable energy and energy management for more than 30 […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Shaheen-Portman Act Sees Renewed Action

20 Mar , 2015  

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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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Michigan Politicians Attempt to Derail Efficiency and Clean Energy

18 Mar , 2015  

Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 19, 2015 Last year, Michigan policy-makers proposed questionable changes to the state’s definition of clean energy; a house bill attempted to expand clean energy to include the burning of waste material and garbage in order to meet the state’s clean energy goals. State representative Aric Nesbitt, who proposed the initial […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy, Uncategorized

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

26 Feb , 2015  

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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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