HFCs Banned in Certain Applications in NY Under New Policy

ammonia21.com, 10/12/2020. New York (U.S.) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on September 23 during Climate Week NYC 2020 that new regulations have been finalized to significantly reduce the use of HFCs in the state in the absence of federal regulations of the climate-warming gases. The New York regulations, originally proposed in 2018, will adopt 2015 and 2016 rules […]

New Training Program Will Educate 1,000 NY Workers in EE

renewableenergyworld.com, 10/5/2020. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday the Career Pathway Training Partnerships program, a new initiative that will train workers in high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electric heat pump technologies. The program will target training over 1,000 workers and prioritize low-income New Yorkers and those residing in environmental justice communities, […]

California Set to Phase Out All New Non-EV Car Sales

washingtonpost.com, 9/25/20. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state that created U.S. car culture, will stop selling gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday. Facing a record-breaking wildfire season as well as years of heat waves and droughts exacerbated by climate change, the Golden State is seeking to accelerate the […]

Virtual Power Plant on the Horizon for PGE Customers

This article was published on energycentral.com on July 1, 2020. Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) is set to launch a pilot program that will incentivize installation and connection of 525 residential energy storage batteries that PGE will dispatch, contributing up to four megawatts of energy to PGE’s grid. The distributed assets will create a […]

New Jersey BPU Sets “Top Tier” Energy Savings Targets

Originally posted on utilitydive.com on June 11, 2020. Dive Brief: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Wednesday approved a framework for Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction programs, setting five-year savings targets of 2.15% for electric distribution companies and 1.10% for gas distribution companies. According to the BPU and energy efficiency advocates, the targets will result […]

Energy Efficiency Industry Sees Potential Path to Restore Jobs

ase.org, June 15, 2020. It’s no secret that COVID-19 upended any expectations for what 2020 might look like, but the impact on the energy efficiency sector has been particularly devastating. At the end of 2019, the efficiency industry celebrated unprecedented growth with potential for an even stronger year ahead. But instead, the industry saw a shocking 413,000 jobs lost […]

Utility Customers in New Jersey Face Energy Use Mandate

This article was originally published on njspotlight.com on June 11, 2020. Ambitious energy efficiency restrictions should speed state on road to clean-energy goals, curb emissions contributing to climate change. Utilities in New Jersey will be required to reduce how much gas and electricity their customers use after the state approved a comprehensive program mandating those […]