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Florida's Energy Efficiency and Solar Resources Are Ripe For The Picking

August 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Florida and Green Energy

Florida’s energy efficiency and solar energy resources are as plentiful as the fruit on their trees. Taking advantage of these resources will not only help Florida, a state uniquely vulnerable to climate change, comply with the Clean Power Plan. It will do all kinds of great things for the Sunshine State.[read more]

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Behavioral Efficiency

July 30, 2014 by Matt Stanberry

Behavioral Efficiency

Extensive research has found that the average utility customer spends nine minutes per year thinking about their energy use. When they do, they have two basic questions: How am I using energy and what can I do to save energy and money?[read more]

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Improving Energy Efficiency in Virginia: A Better Way Forward from the Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition

July 29, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

Virginia Energy Efficiency Development

There’s been a gaping void of credible policy recommendations designed to create and develop markets for services that can help all Virginia residents, businesses and government agencies conserve the electricity and natural gas they use . . . until now.[read more]

High-Efficiency Planet

Dramatic increases in energy efficiency historically have allowed for cheaper energy services, and rather than reducing the amount of energy people used, these improvements increased energy consumption. As such, consumers play an important role in energy transitions.[read more]

Four Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Programs Fail

July 22, 2014 by Nick Blandford

Efficiency Failures

So you’ve decided to take the initiative to achieve sustained energy savings at your organization. By addressing every source of electricity consumption your goal can be achieved in a relatively short amount of time. But for every goal, there’s a wrong and right way to reach it.[read more]

Con Ed Goes Big on Efficiency; Crane's Solar-Natgas Dream; WTO Opens Tariff Talks

July 15, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

Energy News

Con Edison announced that it would invest in efficiency, distributed generation, and energy storage to avoid building a new substation for Brooklyn and Queens. New York State’s grid has been especially strained during heat waves and storms in the past few years, with demand in the city a particular challenge.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Myths, Busted!

July 11, 2014 by Jon Rabinowitz
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Efficiency Myths

There are companies, both large and small, already taking advantage of new technologies in the realm of energy and operational efficiencies, demand response, sustainability, and energy management. However, many organizations still have yet to embrace innovation.[read more]

Decoupling: A New Ecomodernist Paradigm for Humans and Nature

July 9, 2014 by Kirsty Gogan

A New Paradig

I’ve just returned from an enlightening Dialogue meeting run by the Breakthrough Institute in Sausalito, California. Winner of the event’s ‘paradigm prize’ was Jesse H. Ausubel. His research shows that modern economies have lightened their diet in terms of energy, water, land and materials consumption.[read more]

3 Ways to Make Our Electric System Stronger Using Energy Efficiency

July 4, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Efficiency and Electrical Systems Strength

California has long proven that saving energy is good for our wallets, good for the air we breathe, and good for meeting our environmental goals. But California is in the forefront of proving something new: that saving energy actually can make our electric system stronger.[read more]

Utility Not Required: EnergyHub Saves 6% on Summer Electricity Bills

June 1, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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EnergyHub and Home Energy Savings

Utilities are getting very excited about the current generation of smart thermostats that customers are buying from big-box stores and HVAC dealers. And a growing body of research has shown evidence that there’s a very good reason for the excitement.[read more]

Lighting is a 'Gateway Drug to Energy Efficiency'

May 26, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Lighting and Efficiency Adoption

Making energy efficiency appealing and sexy can be a challenge from a messaging standpoint, but it’s also an extremely effective greenhouse gas reduction tool that throws off considerable dividends in the form of reduced operating costs.[read more]