The most you probably know about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR program is what I have traditionally known about ENERGY STAR: It’s a good thing to look for when shopping for a fridge at Lowe’s. And, granted, that’s still very true. If you’re wanting efficient appliances, looking for that ENERGY STAR seal of approval can help you there.
The CPUC’s suite of energy-efficiency financing pilot programs includes an On-Bill Repayment pilot under which the energy-efficiency loan repayment obligation could transfer to the next utility customer benefiting from the upgraded structure.
Connecticut is back. Or at least it intends to be soon. The state that was once a leader in energy efficiency – but later lost its luster to neighboring Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont – has big plans for 2014.
Ed White, vice president of customer and business strategy for National Grid US, summed it up in a recent interview by relating a vignette from a colleague with a 13-year-old son. The boy ran from the house one day shouting, “We don’t have Internet. We don’t have Internet!” It turns out there was a power outage.