Energy Waste Worries American Businesses Now

It used to be pretty easy to predict America’s attitude about energy waste. The billboards everywhere that blare gasoline prices left us buoyed or dismayed about our energy prospects. And we consumed or conserved accordingly. But something has changed in the American psyche, particularly among businesses. Even though oil and natural gas prices are … [Read more...]

Good News in Connecticut’s Complicated Energy Story

It’s always hard to make the argument that things could have been worse. But that’s the reality in Connecticut as it emerges from a brutal winter. State regulators are fielding complaints from consumers who have seen their electricity prices skyrocket this winter. The state is investigating what happened. But for anyone who has followed New … [Read more...]

Stakeholder Councils: Model for Efficiency Excellence

Three states at the top of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's national scorecard – Massachusetts  (#1), Connecticut (#5), and Rhode Island (#6) – have in common an important policy model that has been one of the keys to their success in leveraging energy efficiency as a resource. Stakeholder councils make the efficiency … [Read more...]