Energy Efficiency and Renewables Are Lowest Risk/Cost Utility Investments

Old-style utility investments are no longer as viable as they once were, and in fact carry significant financial risk. NRDC's Sheryl Carter offers perspective below.A new report by utility and finance experts contains positive news for the environment, our air and our (and our utilities’) pocketbooks — the economics of electric power resources … [Read more...]

Study: Saving Energy Really is Cheaper than Making it

Energy efficiency is a bargain, even less expensive than previously thought, according to recent findings by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.The report says that energy efficiency costs about 2 cents/kWh for utility programs. An earlier study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient-Economy pegged the cost to be about 29 percent … [Read more...]

New York: Getting the Price Right for Energy Efficiency

New York officials are scrutinizing the cost of energy efficiency – especially when it’s needed fast – as they prepare for the possible shutdown of a nuclear plant.Energy efficiency insiders will want to keep an eye on this public service commission proceeding for two reasons. First, it offers a potential 100 MW in business opportunity. Second, … [Read more...]