Archive

August 2010

Blog Post | August 25, 2010
Blog Post | August 20, 2010

America’s Anemic 13% Energy (in) Efficiency

Congress and the news media continue to focus almost completely on the question of where we will find new sources of conventional but clean energy. Yet, the surprising insight is that the robustness of our economy squarely depends on more productive investments in energy efficiency. Indeed, the overwhelming emphasis today on new energy supplies is “crowding out” a meaningful national dialogue and progress on achieving greater efficiency in an economy that today wastes 87% of the energy we use.

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Blog Post | August 19, 2010

Utility-Sector Energy Efficiency: Won't Get Fooled Again

I am pleased to report that all the “market fundamentals” continue to look strong for utility-sector energy efficiency. While the recession has eased electric demand a bit, long-term concerns about system reliability and adequacy of supply remain.

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Blog Post | August 18, 2010

ACEEE Student Scholarship Winners

ICF International, Portland Energy Conservation, Incorporated, and the ACEEE staff and Board sponsored Summer Study scholarships for seven undergraduate and graduate students. The award paid for the conference registration fee, housing and meals, and a portion of transportation costs.

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Blog Post | August 18, 2010

Spotlight on States and Communities

As hopes for comprehensive national energy policy melted away this summer, focus shifts back to states and communities.

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Blog Post | August 18, 2010

Is the Climate Right for Efficiency in China?

Summer Study participants were treated to two insiders’ take on energy efficiency in China.

Mark Levine was recently the director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and is now working full time with the China Energy Group at LBNL, a group Levine founded in 1988.

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Blog Post | August 18, 2010

Sustainable Asilomar

If you attended past Summer Studies, you may have noticed that Asilomar is being managed by a new concessionaire, Aramark Parks & Destinations. Aramark is a leading operator of conference centers, resorts, and tourist destinations, such as the Hearst Castle (San Simeon), and national and state parks. Aramark was awarded a 20-year contract to operate Asilomar in January 2009, taking over from Delaware North, who operated Asilomar for the past ten years.

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