By Josh Craft | Fri, July 8, 2011
Our most recent Policy Tracker is available now.   Key developments include: Final Legislative Developments in Connecticut, Maine, and New York RGGI Fight Continues in New Jersey and New York Noteworthy Reports: NRDC Report on Set-Top Boxes and Institute for Electric Efficiency on Codes and Standards Check out the latest news here.
By neepenergy | Mon, July 4, 2011
By Sue Coakley, NEEP Executive Director Special to the Worcester Business Journal Originally published July 4, 2011 As the world searches to uncover new sources of clean energy, energy efficiency is often overlooked, even though it is the only existing source that is clean, abundant, affordable and immediately available. People tend to think of energy efficiency as an abstract concept — a…
By Josh Craft | Thu, June 30, 2011
Thanks to NRDC, a longtime partner of NEEP in helping to set new appliance efficiency standards, the challenge of energy waste from television set-top boxes-those ubiquitous devices that receive cable TV signals or digitally record TV shows-is receiving front-page news coverage. The “Better Viewing, Lower Energy Bills, and Less Pollution” report, available here, shows that the 160 million set-…
By neepenergy | Wed, June 29, 2011
Where does the time go? It’s already been two years since the Department of Energy (DOE) established the Technical Assistance Network (TAN) to help grantees build strong energy efficiency programs under the requirements of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), State Energy (SEP), and the Better Buildings programs. More than $18 billion has been dedicated to the Building…
By neepenergy | Mon, June 27, 2011
Three: One to change it and two to argue over the age of the old one. (*rimshot*) I love a good light bulb joke as much as the next guy in the lighting biz. But the era of light bulb jokes is dimming, and you can blame long-lasting LED lighting. These days, parents can screw an LED light in their child’s nursery and potentially not worry about changing it until they leave for college. LED…
By Allison Webster | Fri, June 24, 2011
ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 — In the world of advanced building energy codes, it’s a major disappointment. ASHRAE 90.2 is a Residential Energy Standard published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that provides guidance for meeting minimum energy efficiency requirements in low-rise residential buildings (single…
By neepenergy | Thu, June 23, 2011
How the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Is Helping the Northeast Shift to Clean Energy and Reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuels A new report released today from Environment America says that clean energy investments totaling  nearly $450 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has led to over $1 billion in energy savings and has contributed $2.6 billion to economic growth…
By Josh Craft | Tue, June 21, 2011
Judging from many of the recent headlines, one might think that the clean energy economy in the Northeast was losing public support. According to a recent survey by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, however, public support for policies that promote clean energy and lower carbon dioxide emissions continues to be quite strong. "Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in May…
By neepenergy | Wed, June 15, 2011
See this week's Energy Efficiency Policy Tracker for the latest news in energy efficiency policy, including: New Jersey Leaves the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Connecticut Creates a New Energy and Environment Agency Maine Legislature Takes Step to Roll Back Energy Code More Stretch Code Communities in Massachusetts Newsworthy Reports: ASAP Furnace and AC Standards Fact Sheet and…
By neepenergy | Tue, June 7, 2011
Watch video case studies of each of the Business Leaders here. We are very pleased to be honoring 12 outstanding businesses from around the region as Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency.  Together, these organizations have achieved a cumulative annual cost savings of over $3.3 million by investing in energy efficiency measures. In its 6th year, the Business Leaders program…
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