Total consumer savings reach $3.5 billion with set-top box energy efficiency agreement

“Signatories of the voluntary agreement include all of the major multichannel video service providers representing more than 93% of the U.S. multichannel video market (AT&T/DIRECTV, Comcast, Charter, DISH, Verizon, Cox, Cablevision, Frontier and CenturyLink), major manufacturers (ARRIS, Technicolor, and EchoStar Technologies) and energy-efficiency advocates (Natural Resources Defense Council and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient…

Light engine market: rise in population to contribute in rise in market growth due to wide adoption of led

“The global light engine market was valued at US$ 2,534.9 Mn in 2016 and is projected to expand at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 9.61% from 2018 to 2026, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) titled ‘Light Engine Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends,…

Energy Savings, Consumer Economics, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from Replacing Oil and Propane Furnaces, Boilers, and Water Heaters with Air-Source Heat Pumps

To achieve the ambitious worldwide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% or more by 2050, consumers and businesses will increasingly need to use heat pumps powered by low- or no-carbon electricity for space and water heating. But does electrification make sense for homeowners considering the switch? This report finds that replacing oil and propane…

Solar Is saving low-income households money in Colorado. It could be a national model.

“The state’s energy assistance programs are solving two challenges at once: help people save money on electricity bills while expanding renewable energy. The state has been pursuing low-income solar programs since 2015, and it’s on track to have 20 megawatts installed by the end of 2019 as those programs ramp up. The total is the…

Solar Is saving low-income households money in Colorado. It could be a national model.

“The state’s energy assistance programs are solving two challenges at once: help people save money on electricity bills while expanding renewable energy. The state has been pursuing low-income solar programs since 2015, and it’s on track to have 20 megawatts installed by the end of 2019 as those programs ramp up. The total is the…

Utilities target marketplace for customer engagement, energy savings

“Branded online markets can boost customer engagement while introducing energy-saving rates and services. Hypothetically, a customer could purchase a water heater, redeem a rebate and enroll the appliance in a demand management program, all without leaving the utility’s web site. While fully integrated models like this example are being developed, utility marketplaces with a range…

Energy Savings, Consumer Economics, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from Replacing Oil and Propane Furnaces, Boilers, and Water Heaters with Air-Source Heat Pumps

This study looks at the energy, financial, and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) impacts of converting oil and propane furnaces, boilers, and water heaters to high-efficiency electric heat pumps. We also examine customer satisfaction with heat pumps and emerging program experience promoting electrification of home heating. Several studies have found that electrification of space and water…

Desert district looks to the sun for energy savings

“The program includes the installation of a series of 2.08-megawatt solar photovoltaic projects across five water-well sites and the district administrative office in Ridgecrest. The solar systems at the water well sites are ground-mounted, fixed-tilt solar PV systems to allow for optimal energy capturing. At the administrative office, ENGIE Services U.S. constructed a solar carport…

Worchester’s Municipal ESPC Expects Savings Near $100 Million

“In 2009, the City of Worcester, Massachusetts, hired an Energy Services Company (ESCO) to perform an energy audit of municipal facilities, resulting in a 20-year, multi-million-dollar Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). The $80 million total capital investment is expected to save the city over $94 million during that timeframe. Completed upgrades at 92 facilities address…
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