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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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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Shortfall In Funding Leads To Cut Backs On Energy-Efficiency Rebates

28 Jun , 2017  

Some TEP customers left hanging as TEP cuts back on energy-efficiency rebates tuscon.com, June 11, 2017 Tucson Electric Power Co.’s decision to suspend its commercial energy-efficiency rebate programs for the rest of the year has left some customers in the lurch with projects they thought would qualify for the incentives. And TEP has reduced rebates […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Maine PUC Slashes Efficiency Maine Funding by $38 Million

23 Mar , 2015  

For Efficiency Maine, the word ‘and’ made a $38 million difference Portland Press Herald, March 18, 2015 One missing word in the Legislature’s 2013 energy law will reduce funding for energy efficiency programs for homeowners and businesses across Maine by up to $38 million. A single omission of “and” in the 11,633-word law led the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Duke Energy to Expand Solar Programs in South Carolina

12 Feb , 2015  

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Duke Energy proposes innovative solar programs for South Carolina Renewables Biz, February 10, 2015 Duke Energy today proposed several solar power programs to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that will greatly expand options for customers to use renewable energy. The programs must be approved by the commission before they can be offered […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Sparking the Energy Efficiency Flame

10 Feb , 2015  

Selling energy efficiency: Leaders talk tactics The Herald Sun, February 8, 2015 At a conference about increasing energy productivity, John Palmour, chief technology officer and co-founder of Cree, said energy efficiency is a very difficult sell. “On its own, it is not sexy,” he said. “It does not motivate buyers.” But when companies develop products […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Indiana Proposal on Energy Efficiency Puts Utilities in the Driver’s Seat

28 Jan , 2015  

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Indiana Proposal on Energy Efficiency Puts Utilities in the Driver’s Seat Gita Subramony for Zondits, January 28, 2015 Last year, Indiana’s legislature voted to halt energy efficiency programs in the state. Governor Mike Pence vowed to revisit the issue in the 2015 legislative session, and as promised, state officials are discussing the future of energy […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Clean Energy Investments Stalled in Ohio

27 Jan , 2015  

Pause in mandate for clean energy chills alternatives The Blade, January 14, 2015 Ohio’s two-year timeout on its mandate that utilities get more of their power from renewable and advanced technology sources has dampened investment in what were once booming solar and wind industries in the state, according to a study released Tuesday. The nonpartisan […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Florida’s Power Companies Gut Energy Efficiency Goals

3 Dec , 2014  

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Under state law, Florida regulators are required to set energy-saving goals every five years for power companies. As the Tampa Tribune reports today, the point is to reduce the state’s electricity consumption.

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Michigan’s EE Programs Result in Four-fold Return in 2013

1 Dec , 2014  

The Michigan Public Service Commission says there was a nearly four-fold return on utilities’ energy efficiency programs in 2013. State natural gas and electricity providers spent $253 million on programs to weatherize homes and replace inefficient water heaters, HVAC systems, and boilers with efficient models.

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

WMECo EE Programs to Counter Winter’s Energy Rates

17 Oct , 2014  

With the expected rise in electricity prices this winter, WMECo wants customers to know there are several options available to reduce the amount of energy they use to help keep bills in check. The company also offers budget billing, as well as savings programs specifically designed for income-eligible customers.

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