Dirty Energy Industry's Sooty Palm Prints on Michigan's HB 5205

  Michigan's HB 5205 redefines renewable energy to mean the exact opposite.  NRDC'S Patrick Kenneally offers insight. You know the quiet satisfaction you take when driving by a wind farm.  The awe at encountering human ingenuity and goodwill in the form of perfectly sculpted and pitched blades of over 100 feet garnering wind’s immense power … [Read more...]

Ohio Win Over Bill to ‘Gut’ Efficiency, Renewable Standards Caps Strong Year

(This was originally published on Advanced Energy Perspectives.) The 1988 Baltimore Orioles had a bad season – the worst losing streak in baseball history – when they chalked up 21 losses before winning a game. Opponents of advanced energy surpassed this record, going 0-26 in 2013 for bills introduced to roll back or eliminate renewable and energy … [Read more...]

What We Heard You Say…This Week’s Best and Worst Quotes about Energy Efficiency

Interesting quotes about energy efficiency we picked up this week. Best Breaking good with appliance standards "Those of us who have been hopelessly glued to AMC’s Breaking Bad for the past five seasons, or have been binge watching the latest Netflix offering late into the night, will be happy to learn that the new televisions bringing us these … [Read more...]

What Worries Big Energy Efficiency Companies

As prospects soar for big energy efficiency companies, some detractors are throwing darts. A recent bill in Ohio, for example, aims to deflate state goals for both renewables and energy efficiency. For the National Energy Association of Energy Service Companies, an organization whose members include many of the largest US energy performance … [Read more...]