Clean Energy Sweeps Across Rural America

Clean energy creates jobs, supports local infrastructure development, and provides new opportunities to build thriving economies. While many rural American communities have faced economic challenges, they have also recently experienced incredible growth in wind energy, solar power, and energy efficiency. We examined case studies and clean energy employment and generation data to explore the exciting…

Snapshot of Energy Efficiency Performance Incentives for Electric Utilities

Performance incentive mechanisms (PIMs) are one of the various policies that incentive enery efficiency. ACEEE’s research finds that PIMs are among the most important factors contributing to higher savings and increasing utility energy savings year to year. They can be structured to provide business opportunities that are competitive with what utilities can earn through investments…

ICEPAG 2019: Microgrid Global Summit – Mar. 26-28

Held at the University of California, Irvine, ICEPAG 2019 supports the annual presentation of the Microgrid Global Summit, an update on the technologies, applications, and roles of microgrids in the smart grid of the future. The 3-day Colloquium is a valued balance of academia, industry, national laboratories, and government agencies actively engaged in the evolution…

Willdan awarded new SoCalGas schools energy efficiency program

“Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that it has been selected by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to implement the utility’s new Schools Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP). This $2.7 million direct install program promotes natural gas savings by delivering no-cost energy-efficiency projects and education to participating public and private schools throughout SoCalGas’ service territory.…

More jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency

“In 2017, altogether 54 thousand full-time jobs in the Netherlands were associated with renewable energy and energy efficiency. This number was up from 35 thousand in 2008. Employment in these activities has increased continuously since 2008, with only a small dip in 2011. Employment in conventional energy grew steadily from 2008 to 2014 and subsequently…

Republican introduces ‘technology neutral’ tax credit bill to boost energy innovation, efficiency

“Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY, on Thursday, introduced the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act, which he says will encourage the U.S. energy market to be “technology-diverse” and stop “picking winners and losers.” The bill includes an Emerging Energy Technology Electricity Production Credit and an Emerging Energy Technology Investment Credit.” Click here to read more from Utility DIve.

When hospitals think green, they see green

“The health care sector — one of the nation’s largest industries — is responsible for nearly 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions — hundreds of millions of tons worth of carbon each year. Hospitals make up more than one-third of those emissions, according to a paper by researchers at Northeastern University and Yale. Increasingly,…

Electric heat pumps can slash heating emissions by more than half in California homes

“California aims to be carbon-neutral by 2045. Any path to get there will require decarbonizing the state’s buildings. According to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, published in the Electricity Journal, electric heat pumps should be part of any long-term building decarbonization strategy in California.” Click here to read more from Green Tech Media.

Uses for Smart Meter Data: Customer Segmentation Applications to Existing Rates and Programs – Dec. 13

According to a recent industry report, a little over 55% of U.S. households now have smart meters. This presents utilities with an opportunity to leverage the rich data these systems provide to better understand their customers and make data-driven decisions concerning optimal rate or program portfolio planning and implementation. Being able to update assessments at…

Every Drop Counts – Assessing and Evaluating Water Efficiency in Capital Improvement Projects – Dec. 12

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00) Achieving significant water savings can often require going beyond the low-hanging fruit. Find out how to take the information collected during a facility water assessment to evaluate and prioritize larger-scale projects to maximizing water, energy, and cost savings. Get the information you need…
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