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Generating the Most Efficient Electric Co-op Programs

Generating the Most Efficient Electric Co-op Programs

Make Energy Efficiency Programs Efficient Electric Co-op Today, May 3, 2016. Image credit: Alexas_Fotos It’s ironic: Energy efficiency saves consumers money, but it can cost electric cooperatives a bundle to run a program. That doesn’t have to be the case. A new report from NRECA’s Business and Technology Strategies unit looks at where co-ops are running up

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The Energy Efficiency Debate – Cost vs. Savings

Solving the Energy Efficiency Quandary MIT Technology Review, July 8, 2015. Image credit: PeteLinforth That debate has gotten hotter since the release, in late June, of a study by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. Entitled Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program, the study examined

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Calling Out the Efficacy of Energy Efficiency

A new study claims the fiscal cost of upgrades outshine the savings by 50%. Amber Plante for Zondits, June 29, 2015. Image credit: Bullhorn Energy efficiency gives us a way to use less power, reduce costs, and still live comfortably. This principle has been at the forefront of the movement to upgrade lighting, household appliances,

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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

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Ohio EE Standard Freeze Will Negatively Impact Low Income Residents

Although all Ohio ratepayers benefit from energy-efficient home weatherization programs for low-income families, future benefits could suffer from recent changes to state law, says a new report. Investments in those programs have been producing $2.51 in savings and other benefits for every $1 they cost, reports the study from Policy Matters Ohio.

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