Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles: Imagining the Possibilities

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Featured Blog Posts Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles: Imagining the Possibilities Consumers at the Gate: Has Energy Reached “Peak Centralization”? Going Above and Beyond with the General Services Administration Read All Blog Posts RMI In The News Utility Pricing Must Keep Pace With Grid Evolution: eLab …

EESI Expands Residential Energy Efficiency Initiative with New Grant

EESI Expands Residential Energy Efficiency Initiative with New Grant             For more information, contact: Amaury Laporte at (202) 662-1884 or [email protected] Friday, July 25, 2014–The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is proud to announce the expansion of its on-bill financing initiative into a national effort …

Utility Nightmares: Distributed Generation and Halving Electricity Consumption

While many utility executives attribute much of their predicted market challenges to the rise of photovoltaics and net metering, they actually have much more to worry about. In a 2013 survey of global utility companies by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the results revealed that the utility industry leaders anticipate major changes to their business model …

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 …

Ohio Poised To Take a Big Step Backwards With SB 310

  NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker 202.507.4043, [email protected]      Ohio Poised To Take a Big Step Backwards With sb 310    The state of Ohio is poised to take a major step backwards if its legislature enacts sb 310. The bill would gut what has …

50% Energy Savings in the Residential Sector? Deep Energy Retrofits Are Making it Possible

  NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043   50% Energy Savings in the Residential Sector? Deep Energy Retrofits Are Making it Possible   The need for innovative ways to reduce residential energy use is growing. States are setting increasingly aggressive energy savings targets for utilities and program …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Sea level variations escalating along eastern Gulf of Mexico coast

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Sea level variations escalating along eastern Gulf of Mexico coast Posted: 29 Jan 2014 01:55 PM PST Around the globe, sea levels typically rise a little in summer and fall again in winter. Now, a new study shows that, from the Florida Keys to …

ACEEE:Examining the Net Savings Issue: A National Survey of State Policies and Practices

NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043 Examining the Net Savings Issue: A National Survey of State Policies and Practices    How much energy savings resulted from a given energy efficiency program? This is the fundamental question that program evaluators have faced since the days of the very …

USDA Launches Energy Efficiency Loan Program

USDA Launches Energy Efficiency Loan Program Success of “Help My House” Pilot in South Carolina Helped Influence New Program    For more information, contact:  John-Michael Cross at (202) 662-1883 or [email protected]     December 5, 2013–The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan …