Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs
Congratulations are in order to energy efficiency supporters in Ohio who were able to thwart an attempt by FirstEnergy to ram through an amendment to gut Ohio’s energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) during the current lame duck legislative session.
In a Congress that can’t find much common ground, industrial energy efficiency seems to be a key area of support.
Although Congress has been unable to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation so far, there is hope for energy efficiency legislation in the not-too-distant future. Energy efficiency is cost-effective and has the potential to give the economy a boost. And importantly, energy efficiency has bipartisan support.
Supporters of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power (CHP) can breathe a sigh of relief, and might be allowed some guarded optimism as a result of the recent FY2013 appropriations mark-up by the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee (E&W) that was approved by the Committee on Appropriations Wednesday, April 25.
Industrial and Commercial Self-Direct Energy Efficiency Programs: Misunderstood or In Need of Improvement?
ACEEE is not shy about extolling the benefits of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency as a resource is cost effective, low risk, and offers immediate reductions in harmful emissions—which is why energy efficiency programs administered by utilities or other entities can be found all over the country. But not all energy customers pay for or use energy efficiency programs in the same way.
Cost-Effective Policies Could Meet 17% of State Energy Needs, Cutting Energy Bills While Creating Local Jobs
Policymakers, advocates, and program managers interested in energy efficiency have increasingly been realizing that a one-size-fits-all approach is not always the best solution, especially considering the impact state and local policy and regulations can have. These state and regional variations are particularly significant in the manufacturing sector, with many industries concentrated in specific parts of the country.
Arkansas Energy Efficiency Investments Would Create Thousands of Local Jobs and Save Customers Billions
State Already On Track to Becoming the Most Energy Efficient in Southeast