Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Relative Energy Efficiency of Residential Building Energy Codes

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Community Development Solutions

Is your state lagging on its energy code for buildings?  This new graphic illustrates the relative energy efficiency of standard building energy codes and shows which states are lagging (and what that lag costs consumers on their energy bills). And in honor of the American Labor Day holiday this past weekend, an …

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes for a Better Energy Future

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

Grassroots pressure makes a difference, as Minneapolis’ city council unanimously adopts a framework for advancing local energy goals thanks to work of the Minneapolis Energy Options campaign (ILSR a leading partner).  For more on the local energy effort, check outmy published commentary on the city of Minneapolis’ flirtation with a municipal electric utility at the …

Oncor Meters: Confirmed to be Accurate (Again)

kristy Resource Efficiency

Silver Spring, Oracle Win BGE Contract (Maybe) The cart may be in front of the horse, but here are the winners if B G E receives approval of its smart grid plan. Why Pick WiMax, Mesh Over Power Line? Cost. CenterPoint Energy thought about becoming an ISP. Utilities and power …