washington d.c.

Exelon-Pepco Merger Could Hinder DC's Renewable and Efficiency Goals, Study Suggests

January 28, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Mergers and Efficiency Goals


Will Exelon allow its regulated utilities to rise to the distributed energy future? If Exelon Corporation is allowed to acquire Pepco Holdings for more than $6 billion, it will threaten Pepco ratepayers and the energy sustainability goals of Washington, D.C., a new analysis argues.[read more]

If Washington Can't Lead in Policy, At Least It's Leading in Energy Efficiency

March 10, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Government and Energy Efficiency

A few years ago, passing energy benchmarking rules was considered a significant leap forward in efficiency policy. Benchmarking is still in its infancy in the U.S., but some early movers, like Washington, D.C., are already looking far beyond gathering Energy Star scores.[read more]

A Focus on USA Energy Policy – On Target?

March 25, 2011 by David Hone

It was a curious time in Washington DC last week. While the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted against three amendments on the validity of climate change science and its potential future impact, some 400 other people were meeting close to the Capitol at the IETA (International Emissions Trading Association) Carbon Forum...[read more]

The New Energy Conversation

December 13, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

By Rob Atkinson, Ted Nordhaus, and Michael Shellenberger For forty years, presidents and policymakers have promised and planned for a new energy future just over the horizon. While the rationales have varied - reducing dependence on imported oil, stopping global warming, reducing air pollution, creating clean energy jobs - the song has...[read more]