Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Starts Financing Network

The Southeast lacks energy efficiency financing opportunities. But the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is out to turn things around. Kat Friedrich explains. Building relationships is one of the essential ingredients of developing a nationwide framework of energy efficiency programs. On May 13, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Is the Best Job Creator: Report

Say you’re a city mayor with a $1 million to invest in job creation. Where will you get the most bang for your buck? It turns out the energy efficiency is the best job creator when compared against other industries  that vie for such dollars, according to a report by the Cadmus Group. The independent consulting firm looked at the job creation … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency in the Southeast: Embarrassment or Opportunity?

American Electric Public several years ago proposed a national transmission highway to move wind power across the US. The lines covered most of the map, but conspicuously lopped off the southeastern states. It seemed to say: “Green energy? Not here.” Now a new report illustrates the same about the Southeast when it comes to energy efficiency. The … [Read more...]

Can You See the Power Plant in this Photo? No? Welcome to the Age of the Virtual Power Plant

No one likes to admit it, but we’ve all got a little NIMBY in us.  Energy is a good thing, yes, but Not in My Backyard. Power plants just aren’t pretty. That’s why it’s intriguing to see Charlottesville, Virginia – my backyard – on the cutting-edge of a new approach: the virtual power plant, one that you cannot see, smell, hear or touch. That’s … [Read more...]