Programs & Policy

Getting Commercial Customers to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Getting Commercial Customers to Invest in Energy Efficiency

A two-step approach to get commercial customers to act on energy efficiency Utility Dive, July 18, 2017 Many utilities struggle to engage their customers, especially hard-to-reach markets such as commercial real estate (CRE) customers. It’s not unusual, but why is this the case? Doesn’t it make sense to just implement energy efficiency measures when they

China Turns to Energy Efficiency to Improve Air Quality

Industrial Energy Efficiency Can Improve Air Quality The Energy Collective, July 19, 2017 Despite the Chinese government’s extensive efforts to improve air quality per the State Council’s “Ten Measures” Action Plan and implementation of regional air quality control measures, air pollution recently worsened in the Jing-Jin-Ji region (Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei). After months of consecutive improvement last

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BQDM Program Extended Beyond 2018

New York PSC extends Con Edison BQDM program The New York PSC yesterday extended and expanded Consolidated Edison’s Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program. The program saved ratepayers millions of dollars by cutting future energy demands while delaying or even eliminating the need for new infrastructure in the future. “BQDM is one of the best

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

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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Online Rebate Tool Implemented for HVAC Energy Efficient Systems

Rebates Offered to HVAC Contractors for Use of Energy Efficient Systems Energy Manager Today, June 21, 2017 An online, user-friendly rebate tool has been implemented recently that allows HVAC contractors to search for local and national rebates or incentives available on energy efficient light commercial LG air conditioning systems. Some rebates on energy efficient LG

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Congress Introduces Bill to Combat Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

U.S. Congress introduces bipartisan bill on HFCs and other short-lived pollutants Hydocardons 21, Jun 09, 2017 Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (a Democrat from California) and Carlos Curbelo (a Republican from Florida) introduced the bipartisan Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction, or SUPER Act, into the U.S. Congress to combat short-lived climate pollutants like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The

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Carbon Tax Decision in Massachusetts is Underway

David Harary, ERS, for Zondits As the clean energy revolution continues, state and local governments are busy leading the fight against climate change. The number one policy initiative advocated by environmentalists and economists alike is to put a price on carbon. In economic terms, achieving total market efficiency means we should account for the negative

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New York Considers Incentives for Natural Refrigerant System Installations

NYC-area utilities eye NatRef incentives R744, May 24, 2017 Two New York City-area utilities that have robust prescriptive energy-efficiency rebate programs for food retailers are starting to consider natural refrigerant systems for energy incentives through their custom programs. “We’re starting to see applications come in for natural refrigerant-based systems with energy savings and demand peak

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