Customers Lose As Congress Fails To Renew Energy Efficiency Tax Breaks

Cheryl Kaften

The Alliance to Save Energy is calling on legislators to restore common-sense energy efficiency tax breaks for American consumers and businesses that Congress –“ like a Grinch,” the energy efficiency coalition said – allowed to expire on December 31.

Finding Efficiencies Through ISO 50001

Carl Weinschenk

The International Organization for Standardization specification leads to significant energy efficiency gains.

AHRI Names New Officials, Board

Carl Weinschenk

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) elected new officers last month. The Chairman now is Chris Drew, the executive Vice President of Burnham Holdings. The Vice Chairman is Chris Peel (President and Chief Operating Officer, Rheem); Ron Duncan (President, Magic Aire) and the Immediate Past President is Dough Young (President and COO, Lennox International).   …Continue Reading

AEE Platform Tracks Legislative Changes

Carl Weinschenk

The Advanced Energy Economy’s PowerSuite platform helps organizations plan as energy rules evolve.

The Hospitality Sector Offers Significant Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Carl Weinschenk

Hotels are 24/7 businesses that lend themselves to evolving energy efficiency technologies and best practices.

AEEE: Efficiency Rising as an Energy Resource

Carl Weinschenk

It’s a bit counter-intuitive to think of energy efficiency as a resource. But the AEEE did just that – and found that it is third in the electric generation segment. And it may top the list in 2030.

An Interesting Summer for PACE

Carl Weinschenk

PACE programs are potent financing vehicles for commercial and residential upgrades and retrofits. Not everybody is happy with how they operate and are marketed, however.

The DesignLights Consortium Amps Up its Networking Initiatives

Carl Weinschenk

Most people agree that networked LEDs are a good thing. Getting there isn’t easy, however. The DLC aims to help.

SCTE, ISBE Join Villanova’s RISE Forum

Carl Weinschenk

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm – the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) said today that they are joining Villanova University’s Resilient Innovation through Sustainable Engineering Forum (RISE). RISE, the press release says, aims to advance sustainable enterprises. It says that that mission aligns with the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020   …Continue Reading

Behind the Meter Energy Storage Soars

Carl Weinschenk

The rise of solar and wind power is leading to an explosion in energy storage, according to the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2015, which was released last week by GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association. The study found that the overall U.S. energy storage market grew by 243 percent in 2015 and predicts that   …Continue Reading