Discovering Energy Efficiency Innovation

When people think about energy efficiency innovation they often think of technology. LED lighting or the Nest thermostat come to mind. Technology innovation is cool. Who wouldn’t want to get bought by Google? And new gadgets are fun. But for energy efficiency, much of the most important innovation has nothing to do with developing new efficient … [Read more...]

A Look Inside the #1 State for Energy Efficiency By the Numbers

Massachusetts has been named the #1 State for Energy Efficiency three years running by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Environment Northeast explains how the state's energy efficiency program works and shows the benefits it produces.The Green Communities Act  requires the state’s electric and natural gas distribution … [Read more...]

Money, Microgrids and More Green Tech Plans in Massachusetts

New opportunities appear on the horizon in Massachusetts for companies that offer microgrids, smart meters, energy storage, electric vehicles and other efficiency technologies.The opportunities are arising on three tracks, as the state looks to improve its grid.First, Governor Deval Patrick has okayed $40 million to make the grid more … [Read more...]

ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: Winners, Losers and What’s Next

Massachusetts for the third year won the Oscar of energy efficiency,  the top ranking in the annual scorecard  released Nov. 6 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.California was close behind, followed by New York, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Maryland, and Illinois.Started seven years ago by ACEEE, … [Read more...]