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Remembering Dr. Art Rosenfeld

The energy efficiency industry and the world lost a parent, a gifted scientist, and a change-agent last week, with the passing of Dr. Art Rosenfeld.

We take this opportunity to celebrate his life and contributions, and to express our personal as well as professional appreciation for this wonderful and influential member of the energy efficiency family.

NEEP, whose mission embraces the advancement...

The Next Wave of Appliance Efficiency Standards

The time is now to voice support for strong minimum efficiency standards for residential gas furnaces and boilers (both gas and oil).

Fourth Quarter 2014: Time for Region to Get in the Game on Appliance Standards

Regional efficiency stakeholders have a lot riding on the outcomes of several important federal appliance standards rulemakings in the fourth quarter of 2014, including proposal stages for residential gas furnaces, residential boilers (gas and oil) and commercial package air conditioner/heat pumps —commonly referred to as roof-top units.

Innovation and Regulation: A Winning Partnership Formula

It’s always interesting to witness a convergence of events that serve to highlight and illustrate an issue raised in the course of public debate.

Such a convergence has occurred in recent weeks, in this case involving energy efficiency standards set by the states and the federal government, which date to the days when Ronald Reagan was governor of California and public consciousness began turning to the idea that energy...

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The Spine-Chilling Secret Lurking Behind Your Electronics

Yes, Halloween is just around the corner, but we’re not talking about the types of vampires or phantoms that frequent late night television programming or beaming computer screens in dark living rooms. What we are talking about can be just as frightening — the technology, that portrays those eerie figures, itself.  Vampire or phantom loads refer to the appliances and electronics that draw electricity from your outlets, even when...

The Courage to Act: President Obama's Climate Action Plan

“The courage to act before it’s too late.” That’s how President Obama framed his...

Proposed Transformer Standards Leave Efficiency Advocates Scratching their Heads

You may be surprised to hear that Distribution Transformers (which include the round barrel-looking devices on telephone poles) offer significant energy savings opportunities.  Although most transformers are quite efficient (efficiencies over 98%), the sheer volume of these deployed throughout the country...

Policy Tracker

Our most recent Policy Tracker is available now.   Key developments include:

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