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Blog Post | December 31, 2009

State Current: Raising the Standard: Utility Targets in the Southwest

Utilities in the southwest are making major strides in energy efficiency, quickly raising the region’s status as a leader in utility-run demand-side management (DSM) programs. A number of the region’s investor-owned utilities have incorporated aggressive DSM program plans into the integrated resource planning process, which allows utilities to carefully plan and establish energy efficiency savings and spending goals.

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Blog Post | December 31, 2009

State Current: New Study Explores Energy Efficiency in Appalachia

A quick glance at ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard over the past few years will reveal some distinct regional divides. States on the east and west coasts and in the upper Midwest occupy the most spots at the top of the list, while the Southeast consistently ranks low in energy efficiency. Considering the region’s economic reliance on fossil fuels, it is no surprise that the concept of saving energy is met with skepticism.

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Blog Post | October 1, 2009

State Current: California Passes $3.1 Billion Energy Efficiency Plan

California has taken another large step towards improving energy efficiency.

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Blog Post | September 30, 2009

State Current: New York Green Jobs Program Invests RGGI Proceeds into Efficiency

In September, the New York State Senate passed landmark legislation creating the “Green Jobs/Green New York” program, which aims to make 1,000,000 homes, businesses, and not-for-profits in New York more energy efficient. Workforce development and job training constitutes the second pillar of the program, which aims to create 14,000 jobs.

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