Energy Efficiency

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Additional efficiency funding allows PSEG to serve long waiting list

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSEG) will be spending an additional $95 million on an extension of three popular energy-efficiency programs that will allow the utility to serve a roster of hospitals, healthcare facilities and residential multi-family housing units that are currently on program waiting lists.

Efficiency saved Northeast $1.5B in winter energy costs

A new report reveals that energy efficiency may be one of the best ways for keeping energy costs under control during winter months. In fact, the Acadia Center report shows that, due to existing investment in energy efficiency programs, Northeastern customers saved approximately $1.5 billion in the winter of 2014.

Implementation of Clean Power Plan easier said than done

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan has a goal of cutting 30 percent of carbon emissions by 2030 (from 2005 levels), but how will this be implemented?

Scotland adds to their renewable portfolio with new biomass research center

Scotland is becoming an important name in renewable energy, and they are adding biomass to that list with a new green energy center on the campus of University of St. Andrews.

Wisconsin focuses on engaging utilities in energy efficiency

Focus on Energy boasts the participation of some 108 utilities from A (Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative) to X (Xcel Energy). FierceEnergy caught up with Focus on Energy Director of Operations Tamara Sondgeroth to talk about how the overall program got to where it is today.

DOE accelerating deployment of renewable energy on tribal lands

The Obama Administration made the commitment to partner with Tribal Nations, and these projects build upon that-- providing Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages clean energy options that will reduce fossil fuel use and save money.

Energy efficiency, carbon reductions accelerating in Europe

Momentum in Europe is speeding up energy efficiency and carbon emissions reductions in commercial buildings, as the European Commission grants €1.9 million (around $2.1 million) to fund an initiative aimed at mobilizing private capital for energy efficiency practices across Europe. The European Commission is providing the grant to the Investor Confidence Project Europe (ICP Europe) through its landmark research and innovation program, Horizon 2020.

Utility watchdog says efficiency most effective way to slash energy bills

Shopping for electricity suppliers in the deregulated Illinois market has become more expensive and low-cost power deals have become virtually non-existent, and, as a result, energy-efficiency programs have emerged as the most reliable way to cut utility bills, according to the Citizens Utility Board (CUB).

Massachusetts surpasses energy-efficiency goals for fourth straight year

For the second year in the 2013-2015 three-year efficiency plans, 2014 set "top-in-the-nation targets" for energy-efficiency savings in Massachusetts, producing large consumer savings and environmental benefits, according to preliminary data released by Acadia Center.

Virtual currency could translate into real-life energy savings

A new study conducted by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy found that incorporating gamification into the energy equation may give consumers even more motivation to cut down on their energy use.