Court Deals Setback to Demand Response, Cleaner Electric Transmission Grid

Look for demand response opponents to use a recent federal court decision as ammunition to erode use of the resource in wholesale markets, warns NRDC's John Moore  writing here with colleague Allison Clements. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has handed a major setback to one of the cornerstone reforms for a cleaner, more intelligent … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency & Demand Response Keep Power Flowing in Extreme Weather

Something extraordinary occurred this winter that kept the lights on and people warm during record-breaking cold. Energy efficiency and demand response emerged to save the day, preventing potentially life-threatening power shortages across much of the Midwest and Northeast. The subzero weather strained more than just our patience; it put a serious … [Read more...]

Goodbye Two Guys and a Truck, Hello the Nation. Growing an Energy Efficiency Installation Business Big

It’s commonly held that a small business model best suits energy efficiency installation, what’s dubbed ‘two guys and a truck.’ But a Philadelphia company is intent on showing that scale is possible in the US – national scale. The Mark Group USA is quickly expanding beyond its Pennsylvania base with an eye toward becoming a national energy … [Read more...]

The Battery That’s Bringing Clean Energy to PJM’s Grid Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Tom Granville, CEO of Axion Power, about how the company's battery is bringing clean energy to PJM's grid, stabilizing the grid, and supporting PJM's demand-response programs. The efforts have been helped by a new FERC rule.   The Battery That's Bringing Clean Energy to PJM's Grid Part 1] … [Read more...]