The United States Energy Information Association (EIA) evaluated how the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) section 111(d) of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) would affect carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants, and found that the proposed rule would lower power sector CO2 emissions to about 1,500 million metric tons per year by 2025. According to EIA, that is a level not seen since the early 1980s.
The European Union (EU) and all EU countries met last week in the Netherlands to talk about the world's energy future, and more than 65 countries signed a new 'International Energy Charter'. The charter covers many issues, including development of international trade in energy, the development of efficient energy markets, the promotion and protection of energy investments, access to and development of energy sources, nuclear safety, energy efficiency, and environmental protection.
Energy industry leaders who gathered last week in Portland, Oregon for the Association of Energy Services Professionals spring meeting were schooled in speaking the language of energy efficiency-- in more ways than one.
Despite positive progress, the energy-efficiency scores across the board demonstrate significant room for improvement. Boston was the only city to earn more than 80 points, and only 13 cities earned more than half of the possible points.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a total of €8 billion in financing for projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy infrastructure.
National Grid has announced the results for their energy efficiency program in Rhode Island. The utility said that the 41,500 customers who participated in the program in 2014 will save combined $427 million over the course of 13 years. This included 268,468 megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2014.
Energy efficiency expenditures by North American electric and gas utilities were stable throughout 2013, according to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency's (CEE) newly released 9 th Annual Industry Report-- and there was growth in these utilities' 2014 efficiency program budgets. But despite promising evidence of the power of energy efficiency, some say more needs to be done by the federal government.
Minnesota can achieve the long-term pollution reductions called for by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP)-- if it would properly use the tools it already has available. For example, its natural resources and current policy-making trajectory.
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.
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.