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Will That $25 Light Bulb Really Save You Money?

February 13, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

So you go to the store to replace a couple light bulbs that burnt out and you’re faced with an entire aisle of options: incandescents, LEDs, CFLs, halogens. Which one to buy? There are many factors that will influence your decision, but you’ll probably go for the one that will offer the best economic value.[read more]

Looking Back at 2013, NYSERDA's Innovation in Efficiency Financing Stands Out

January 4, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

In August, the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency quietly sold a pool of efficiency loans to investors. Selling loans is unremarkable on its own, but this deal was genuinely innovative and offers important lessons to other states, cities, and utilities for 2014 and beyond.[read more]

South Carolina With the Gift of Energy Efficiency

December 27, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Joining its northern neighbor, South Carolina took a bold step forward for clean energy when the Palmetto State’s public utilities commission approved a “shared savings” program to compensate Duke Energy if its investments in energy efficiency programs can save money for customers.[read more]