Seriously? Light Bulb Politics Again?

If you thought that politicizing the light bulb was over, think again.  Congress included a rider in this week’s $1.1 trillion budget deal that undercuts light bulb standards. The rider would block the Department of Energy from enforcing the standards  – which did not originate with President Barack Obama, as some mistakenly believe, but in fact … [Read more...]

This Is Even Bigger than New York’s $1 Billion Green Bank

New York's $1 billion Green Bank is expected to give energy efficiency a big boost by using public funds to leverage private investment. But another, more obscure program could have an even greater impact. It is the state’s recently launched residential bond initiative. Francis Murray, former head of the New York State Energy Research and … [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...]

Commission Report Features Financing in Recommendations to Double U.S. Energy Efficiency

By Kat Friedrich, Clean Energy Finance Center Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets February 20, 2013 The Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Policy included financing as one of the central recommendations in its recent report, “Energy 2030: Doubling U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030.”  The commission consists of some of … [Read more...]