Energy Efficiency

Success of the Better Buildings Challenge Leads to Expansion

Washington, D.C.—Building on $2 billion in financing commitments from the private sector for energy efficiency updates to commercial buildings under the President’s Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development today expanded the Challenge to multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums and launched the Better Buildings Accelerators to support state- and local government-led efforts to cut energy waste and eliminate market and technical barriers to greater building efficiency.

Energy Efficiency

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Releases Amended Demand Response Study

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has issued an amended demand response study, proposed changes to the demand response program methodology and the potential implementation of a full wholesale price suppression study. The Commission voted 5-0 to approve the Tentative Order which provides further information on details related to the previously issued demand response study and the demand response model previously implemented by the utilities.

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For Many Companies, Going Green Eased Recent Recession

Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic downturn.Among those businesses, the greener the company’s practices, the higher their sales, according to a major new survey conducted by Green America (GA), EcoVentures International (EVI), and the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO).