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A Contrarian View of Energy Efficiency for Your Serious Consideration

A Contrarian View of Energy Efficiency for Your Serious Consideration

David Reynolds, ERS, for Zondits Seriously. The point of this article is to challenge those who believe in energy efficiency and all of the benefits it provides to society and to the environment – and to our continued employment in a noble field. It is time to rethink, reevaluate, and restate the benefits of energy

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Energy Efficiency Should Connect Customers and Innovate Partners

How Utilities Can Become Efficiency Innovators Greentech Media, November 28, 2016 The New York Public Service Commission, seeking innovative solutions in its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, instead opted for an outcome-oriented approach to measuring and incentivizing efficiency performance. An outcome-oriented metric would focus on the policy goal of reduced energy use overall, putting a smaller

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Empowering Innovation and Maximizing Energy Savings

NYS Looks to Change Utilities’ Role in Energy Projects Energy Manager Today, November 10, 2016 Last week, a mandated report entitled “Energy Efficiency Metrics and Targets Options Report,” which was written by the Clean Energy Advisory Council, was released. The report draws heavily on work by Energy Innovation, a think tank based in San Francisco. Michael

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New York State Invests $36 Million Into Building Energy Efficiency

STATE ROUNDUP: New York puts up $36 million for energy-efficient buildings Lockport Union Sun & Journal, June 20, 2016 The state is putting up $36 million to increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings such as office towers, universities, hospitals and retail stores. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority says the money

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What’s Right with New York: A Primer on New York’s REV Proceeding

Allison Donnelly, ERS, for Zondits. Image credit: Unsplash / 8180 images This is a good time to be working in clean energy. Nationwide, the costs of rooftop solar, LEDs, electric vehicles, and other sustainable technologies are coming down at an impressive rate. Technologies that once seemed to be on the fringe are becoming mainstream – even

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Anbaric Offers Smart Solutions for Microgrid Development

The Anbaric Microgrid Strategy Cleantechnica, March 31, 2016. Image credit: Tama66 Entrepreneurial opportunities for microgrid operators Wakefield, Massachusetts-based Anbaric has grown into one of this nation’s microgrid innovators. The company has developed from scratch more than $1.5 billion in independent transmission projects to date. The company outlines its production and distribution strategy as follows: A microgrid is centered

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Regulatory Issues Hamper Clean Energy in Nevada

Gita Subramony for Zondits, January 6, 2016. Image credit: tpsdave Last week Marketplace reported on how solar customers in Nevada might end up paying more on their utility bills even though they use less energy from the grid. What’s going on here? Abundant sunshine in the Silver State created high demand for solar arrays. However, the

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NY REV: An Interview with Richard Kauffman

New York is transforming its energy systems. Meet the “czar” in charge. Vox, November 20, 2015. Image credit: aitoff New York is in the midst of a comprehensive, wildly ambitious plan to reform its energy systems, aiming to make them more resilient, cleaner, and more affordable. By 2030, the state aims to reduce its carbon emissions by

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