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Michigan Schools Strive for ENERGY STAR Certification

Michigan public educational facilities encouraged to pursue ENERGY STAR certification to help cut energy bills uppermichiganssource.com, September 6, 2018 Michigan has more ENERGY STAR certified K-12 schools than any other state in the Midwest, and it plans to continue its leadership in the coming years by helping Michigan public educational facilities pursue this designation and […]

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DTE Electric Begins Offering “Green Bonds”

DTE Energy to sell “green bonds” to fund green energy investments Written by Dave Kovaleski, dailyenergyinsider.com, May 3, 2018 DTE Electric is offering $525 million in “green bonds,” which are bonds to finance environmentally-friendly energy investments, like low-carbon, renewable, and energy efficient projects. Detroit-based DTE is the fifth energy company in the nation to sell […]

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Shining a Light on the Real Issues with the E2e Weatherization Study

The E2e weatherization study: generating more heat than light ACEEE, July 2, 2015. Image credit: geralt Methodology First, parts of this study use an experimental research design called a randomized controlled trial, where researchers define a pool of eligible customers and randomly assign some of the eligible customers to a treatment group and some to a […]

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Are Energy Efficiency Policies as Cost-Effective as We Think?

A big new study looks at federal energy-efficiency efforts — and the results are grim Vox, June 23, 2015. Image credit: PeteLinforth That’s a question raised in a new working paper by Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone, and Catherine Wolfram. The economists conducted a large randomized controlled trial of 30,000 homes in Michigan involving the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps low-income […]