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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...]

The Monster in My Basement: Tough Lessons in Building Science

By Natalie Hildt Treat, NEEP Senior Manager for Public Policy Outreach When I was a little girl, I was convinced that a monster lived in my basement. I was afraid to go downstairs alone in the morning — this terrifyingly vivid image of the dining room floor opening up, and the Muppets ogre Sweetums climbing out. Decades later as a first-time … [Read more...]

Momentum Builds for Energy Efficiency…But is the Wolf at the Door?

It says something that Ernest Moniz chose to deliver his first public talk as US energy secretary to an energy efficiency crowd. His appearance May 16, 2013 at EE Global in Washington, D.C. was a surprise of sorts. And the timing was significant. Moniz had only been confirmed as energy secretary three hours before taking the podium at the Alliance … [Read more...]