New standard practice manual for cost-effectiveness is an indispensable resource

New standard practice manual for cost-effectiveness is an indispensable resource   By Martin Kushler, Senior Fellow   On May 18th the National Efficiency Screening Project and E4TheFuture announced the release of the first National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM). The detailed manual guides regulators on how to develop their own jurisdictional cost-effectiveness tests of utility customer-funded energy efficiency programs. …

FOSSILIZED ASSET ALLOCATION STILL MIS-PRICING ENERGY AND RISK

FOSSILIZED ASSET ALLOCATION STILL MIS-PRICING ENERGY AND RISK   By Hazel Henderson © 2015 forthcoming in SeekingAlpha.com As I wrote in 2008 in “Updating Fossilized Asset-Allocation Classes”, all energy sectors are still treated alike, dominated by fossil fuels.  This means that energy assets based on commodities: coal, oil, gas, uranium …

Don’t Tread on ENERGY STAR

  Don’t Tread on ENERGY STAR   By Steven Nadel, Executive Director   In its recent budget outline, the new administration proposes to eliminate funding for the ENERGY STAR ® program. An earlier leaked draft suggested that the private sector should take over the program and that a government role is not needed. …

World Water Day Radio Summit & Global Teleconference March 22nd at 1PM USA Eastern Time – part of Earth Month starting on Equinox Earth Day!

One Love Rising Radio Special Edition  Teleconference and Radio Summit for World Water Day March 22nd Celebrating Earth Month (see http://WE.net/about/358) March 22, 2017 at 1PM Eastern Time (USA)/10AM Pacific Time (USA) With Host Heidi Little Co founder/Director of International Children’s Month and the Womens Empowerment Tour Co-Host Rick Ulfik …

Storage news: The age of the giant battery

New Hydronium-ion Battery Presents Opportunity for Sustainable Grid-scale Storage Renewable Energy World Editors | February 21, 2017 Oregon State University on Monday said its scientists have developed a new type of battery that uses only hydronium ions as the charge carrier. Read more » Blue Pillar Launches New Offering to …

Renewable news: Energy storage outlook

CfA Asks Florida AG to Investigate Residential Solar Industry Casey Anderson | February 1, 2017 The Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to open up an investigation… Read more » Generation at Ivanpah ‘Improved Dramatically,’ NRG Says Joe Ryan | February 2, 2017 The world’s biggest …