Energy Efficiency

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Green Bay Packers, WPS focus on energy

The Green Bay Packers have made energy-efficiency upgrades to Lambeau Field-- with the help of Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy-- that will save the organization more than $100,000 on their energy bill.

Clean Energy Fund plan commits $5B to NY renewables

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has proposed a plan for promoting clean energy development after the current authorization of the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) programs end in 2015. The Clean Energy Fund is just one component of the strategy to bridge the transition from the current portfolio of clean energy programs to the new Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) market and required regulatory framework.

DOE actions focus on energy efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions in a combined effort to bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future. The actions include new energy-efficiency standards and a final determination strengthening commercial building codes.

Utility recognized for hospital efficiency

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) has been recognized with the New Jersey Association of Energy Engingeers' Project of the Year award for its $3.7 million energy-energy efficiency effort at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Trinitas' CEO says that the energy efficiency improvements have allow the medical center to not only improve operations in terms of energy and cost savings, but has also allowed them to direct more resources to patient care. 

Energy challenge nets local businesses 11 percent savings

With the average U.S. commercial building wasting 30 percent of the energy paid for by its owners, the potential to reduce energy waste is attractive to utilities, building professionals, members of the energy industry and business owners alike. Driving the cause is an increase in energy management and information systems (EMIS), which synthesize and display a building's energy use data, allowing occupants to leverage the information to make positive improvements in how they manage their energy use.

Cooking up renewable energy action

States throughout the country are implementing innovative renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs that could be adopted nationwide to improve economies and reduce emissions cost effectively, as well as prove valuable as states develop plans to meet pending power plant emissions reductions regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new joint report.

Pay-TV industry driving hundreds of millions in energy efficiency

The voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement between the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy-efficiency advocates has saved American consumers approximately $168 million in energy bills, according to the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes 2013 Annual Report conducted by D&R International.

NY energy-efficiency efforts cut demand by 244 MW

As a result of energy-efficiency projects completed by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) at 100 state and municipal facilities in the first half of 2014, New York State taxpayers will save $4 million annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 14,650 tons a year-- the equivalent of removing more than 3,000 vehicles from the road.

CA solar research provides insights for designing residential energy programs

The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar electric systems are the focus of a new report from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to provide insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades-- insights that could help in the design of future residential energy programs. 

Smart Ideas saving billions of kWh

The Chicago area is a desirable location for data centers, given its central location and convergence of fiber optic networks combined with Illinois' low-cost competitive energy market, but data centers require a great deal of electricity to both power and cool digital equipment.