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Energy Efficiency via RGGI: A Model For the Clean Power Plan

Energy efficiency yields big benefits through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and states interested in lowering carbon emissions to meet the EPA's Clean Power Plan should take notice. That's the message from the Analysis Group, which has issued the results of its latest report on RGGI's past three years. Analysis didn't take into account … [Read more...]

Clean Power Plan Could Unshackle Energy Efficiency Market, Says Report

Look for new players, new programs and an expanding energy efficiency market if the Clean Power Plan goes forward as drafted. So says a new report by the Analysis Group, which examines whether states can meet the energy efficiency targets set out by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report concludes that the states can meet the targets -- … [Read more...]

Yes, States Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Boost Their Economy

States worried about whether the EPA's new Clean Power Plan will hurt them economically can breathe a sigh of relief, says a new report. The report, from Analysis Group’s electric industry and economic experts, "EPA’s Clean Power Plan: States’ Tools for Reducing Costs & Increasing Benefits to Consumers," found that states are prepared to meet … [Read more...]

Sweating the Small Stuff: Energy Efficiency Policy and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Energy efficiency policy work doesn’t always make for great conversation at dinner parties. Energy efficiency represents energy and money not wasted, so it’s less tangible than new solar panels or a natural gas well. And much of NEEP’s work is behind the scenes, spread across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states in regulatory proceedings that can … [Read more...]

Averting the Utility Death Spiral: GE’s Idea

It's odd the way we pay utilities, especially in an era when saving energy is so important. Utilities earn revenue based on their electricity sales. Yet we ask – or even demand – that they encourage customers to buy less electricity by using smart thermostats, efficient lighting, and the like. Few businesses find themselves in such an odd … [Read more...]