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April 12, 2013
Earlier this week President Obama submitted his proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year to Congress. The budget runs for 244 pages with lots of proposals ranging from preschool education to infrastructure to energy efficiency. Overall, the...
March 13, 2013
Last week, states from the Dakotas to New England were surprised by a late winter storm. Energy efficiency in the states has had its own share of surprise squalls recently. As we now sit on the cusp of spring, it seems an appropriate opportunity to...
February 15, 2013
Cross-posted from the blog of the U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter The President’s inauguration speech sparked renewed dialogue about the need for a comprehensive energy plan to address climate change. Recent...
February 13, 2013
Last night during his State of the Union address President Obama embraced a variety of policy proposals including several addressing energy efficiency. Most importantly for energy efficiency, the President issued “a new goal for America:...
November 30, 2012
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...
May 2, 2012
This post is the third of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The second was about the challenges and successes of local energy planning...
March 1, 2012
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...
January 17, 2012
As our Executive Director Steven Nadel pointed out in a recent blog post, energy efficiency had mixed success in 2011. At the state level, however, we saw some nice improvements, many of which were reflected in our 2011 State Energy Efficiency...
January 6, 2012
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...
December 6, 2011
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...