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Press Release | April 5, 2012
Press Release | February 23, 2012

Large-Scale Studies Find Moderate Savings from Smart Grid Feedback Devices

Real-time feedback provides more control over energy use for many customers

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Blog Post | January 18, 2012
Blog Post | January 6, 2012

Energy Efficiency in 2012: Forecast Is Mostly Sunny

Looking forward into 2012, I see more reasons for optimism than pessimism. Many states and utilities are committed to ramping up their energy efficiency programs this year and even more are considering similar steps. For example, Massachusetts electric utility programs are targeting 2.4% savings this year as part of a ramp-up rate originally established a few years ago.

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Blog Post | December 7, 2011
Blog Post | October 21, 2011

State Progress on Energy Efficiency Creates New Business Opportunities

This week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its annual rankings of the 50 states and District of Columbia on their progress toward adopting and implementing various energy-efficiency policies and programs.  This year’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard reveals that many states are making great advancements in energy efficiency on all fronts – from transportation to industry to buildings, helping Americans save money and creating new business and employment opportunities across the

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Press Release | September 28, 2011

Report: Combined Heat and Power Market Growth Varies from State to State, Requiring More Than Supportive Policies for Greater Deployment

CHP Already Providing Over 12% of U.S Electricity, but More Efforts Are Needed to Overcome Market Barriers and Mitigate Uncertainty

 

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Blog Post | August 22, 2011

How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency

Over the past year, the utility industry has experienced significant angst over pending updates to utility environmental regulations. Of particular concern is the question of whether to invest in plant updates to comply with these  regulations or to retire these plants altogether and replace this capacity with new (and most likely natural gas-fueled) power plants. Many inside and outside the utility industry have painted this situation as a crisis in the making.

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Press Release | June 15, 2011