Energy Efficiency

ISO New England Releases Its Biennial, Long-term System Plan

ISO New England predicts declining loads due to solar, efficiency utilitydrive.com, November 7, 2017 Dive Brief: ISO New England last week issued its biennial, long-term system plan, finding the rise of solar resources along with energy efficiency advances will lead to a 10-year downturn in load growth and summer peak demand. According to the 2017 Regional […]

Hawaii

Hawaii Continues Unprecedented Growth in Energy Efficiency

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits As most of us may guess, Hawaii leads the nation in solar panels per capita. But there is still a substantial percentage of the market that cannot participate in solar programs. To increase participation, the legislature passed a law mandating utilities to create community renewables programs. However, the utilities had […]

investment

Energy Investments Get Results

Clean Energy Investments Pay Off Big Time, New Study Shows NRDC, November 15, 2016 Some have contended that driving down climate-altering carbon pollution inevitably means hefty cost penalties for utility customers, as renewable energy and energy efficiency replace fossil-fueled power plants (many on the verge of extreme old age), but my former NRDC colleague Sierra […]

rooftop solar

Is the Public Utilities Commission Killing the Rooftop Solar Market in Nevada?

Nevada’s Solar Bait-and-Switch New York Times, February 1, 2016 In late December, the state’s Public Utilities Commission, which regulates Nevada’s energy market, announced a rate change drastic enough to kill Nevada’s booming rooftop solar market and drive providers out of the state. Effective Jan. 1, the new tariffs will gradually increase until they triple monthly […]