What the New Federal Carbon Dioxide Rule Means for Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency advocates have argued for years that energy efficiency should be a first fuel – considered before others in portfolio planning.  Today, they appear victorious with the release of the US' first-ever carbon dioxide restrictions for existing power plants. The draft rule places energy efficiency in good position to be a top choice as … [Read more...]

New Climate Assessment Is Wake-Up Call About Need for Energy Efficiency

The federal government's new climate assessment  should serve as a wake-up call that spurs policymakers to promote energy efficiency and microgrid development. The report, based on information from more than 300 experts, summarizes scientific research about the very real threat of climate change, bringing home its point with many recent examples … [Read more...]