Energy Efficiency Investment
“Tax reform” is becoming one of the key catchphrases this election season. With support from both Democrats and Republicans, actual work on legislation is likely to take place in 2013. Key elements of reform are likely to include simplifying the tax code and reducing marginal tax rates by eliminating many credits and deductions.
The promise of energy efficiency investments to boost the overall economy and to create and sustain jobs is becoming more widely accepted, as shown in part by the ever-growing number of cost-effective energy efficiency financing programs across the c
ACEEE Report: U.S. Better Off “Thinking Big” about Energy Efficiency Instead of Focusing First on Development of New Energy Sources
Listen to the streaming audio file recording of this news event (mp3) HERE
How Lack of Emphasis on Major Energy Efficiency Investments Leaves “3 Jokers in the U.S. Economic Deck”; Slashing Energy Use 60% Could Generate 2 Million Jobs & Save the Equivalent of $2600 Per Household Annually.
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.
On-Bill Financing Extends Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Investments to Historically Underserved Markets such as Multifamily Housing and Small Businesses
EIA Finds That Energy Efficiency Can Reduce the Cost of a Clean Energy Standard and Reduce Emissions
On November 30, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an Analysis of Impacts of a Clean Energy Standard. The study was requested by Senator Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
President Obama took an important step forward last Friday by announcing nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years. This investment would help boost the economy and create jobs for Americans.
Lately a lot of attention is being paid to financing of clean energy technologies. The promise is that just around the corner we’ll be able to use these technologies to help rebuild the economy, create American jobs, improve international competitiveness, and clean up the environment. But most people don’t realize that cost-effective clean energy technologies already exist and are being deployed nationwide.
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
Study: Energy Efficiency Loan Financing Proving to be a Low Risk Investment with Large-Scale Potential
Energy Efficiency Loan Programs Default Rates Range from 0–3% and Remained Largely Unchanged During Housing Bubble Collapse