Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: A New Progress Report on State Experience

ACEEE  Authors: Annie Downs and Celia Cui   In the absence of federal requirements for energy savings, states are leading the way with effective, forward-looking energy efficiency policies. More than half of them have adopted energy efficiency resource standards (EERS), policies that set long-term mandatory energy savings targets for utilities and …

Green Transition Scoreboard® Tops $5.3 Trillion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Green Transition Scoreboard® Tops $5.3 Trillion Privately Invested In The Green Economy  Saint Augustine, FL, March 31, 2014 ~  Again for 2014, the Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) finds, with $5.3 trillion in private investments and commitments since 2007, the green economy is on track to reach $10 …

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers When we examine the full costs of public programs that pay for disaster relief and recovery from extreme weather events—ad hoc disaster assistance appropriations, flood insurance, crop insurance, wildfire protection, and state run “residual market” insurance programs—we can begin to understand the price to U.S. …

Utility-Scale Solar 2012

By Mark Bolinger & Samantha Weaver Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 2013   An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States   Large-scale solar projects in the United States have made great progress in delivering competitively priced renewable electricity.    The price at which …