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By Guest Contributor | Wed, October 21, 2020
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) produces an annual scorecard ranking 100 major cities across the United States on their clean energy efforts. The cities are scored on their transition and current work towards implementing energy efficiency programs, using renewable energy, and deploying these efforts equitably across all populations. This valuable resource from…
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By Guest Contributor | Wed, July 31, 2019
This blog was written by David Farnsworth and Dr. Jan Rosenow of Regulatory Assistance Project, and represents the organization's work and approach. Building Decarb Central is meant to share different perspectives on the topic of building decarbonization. This blog is part of that dialogue. Despite being an ocean apart, Germany and New England are similar in many respects. More than 75 percent…
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By Guest Contributor | Mon, April 29, 2019
This blog was written by Mark Kresowik of Sierra Club, a Building Decarb Central partner, and represents the organization's work and approach. Building Decarb Central is meant to share different perspectives on the topic of building decarbonization. This blog is part of that dialogue. For decades, climate protection advocates have been appropriately focused on the two largest sources of…
By Guest Contributor | Wed, December 19, 2018
This post was written by Suzanne Shelton, founder and CEO of Shelton Group, the nation's leading marketing communications firm entirely focused on energy and the environment. At Shelton Group, we poll Americans several times a year to dig into their beliefs and expectations about energy and the environment. For years, we’ve seen that we have a few fundamental value proposition problems with…
By Guest Contributor | Mon, September 24, 2018
This post was written by Carol Grant, Commissioner of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and NEEP Summit Co-Chair. Energy industry experts are challenged with implementing advanced efficiency as a key pathway to building a low-carbon future. But, what exactly does that mean? What is advanced efficiency? What does a low-carbon future look like? Sometimes it feels as if there are more…
By Guest Contributor | Thu, July 5, 2018
This post was written by Julie Michals, Director of Clean Energy Valuation at E4TheFuture, as part of its membership in NEEP’s Allies Program. The original blog was first posted here. It’s been over a year since NESP published the groundbreaking National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM). After months of ongoing state outreach to build understanding of the NSPM, stakeholder interest is…
By Guest Contributor | Mon, May 14, 2018
This post was written by Jeremy Eddy, Managing Director/V.P. of Opinion Dynamics, as part of its membership in NEEP’s Allies Program. When it comes to the advancement and integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) in a growing number of utility jurisdictions, things are moving at a fast and furious pace. The traditional “pipes and wires” model of utilities generating and…
By Guest Contributor | Wed, December 6, 2017
This post was written by Andy Armstrong, VP of Sales & Marketing of HVAC Products at Fujitsu General America, as part of its membership in NEEP’s Allies Program. As homeowners consider ways to “live green”, many may be surprised to learn the powerful effect home heating has on achieving optimal energy and cost efficiency. That’s why homeowners give a warm welcome to innovative energy-…

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