NYS Governor Cuomo Pledges $4.2 M to Fund Energy Efficiency Training for Building Workers

Cheryl Kaften

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on January 16 that he was making $4.2 million available to train building operations and maintenance workers on best practices to promote energy efficiency and reduce energy bills in buildings statewide.

Under FPL Proposal, Customers Would Pay for Hurricane Matthew Reparations

Cheryl Kaften

Florida Power & Light is seeking approval to collect $318.5 million – most of it, from customers – to recoup “incremental storm restoration costs” associated with Hurricane Matthew last October and to replenish a storm reserve, according to documents filed (Docket No. 160251-EI) at the state Public Service Commission.

California Looks to Reduce Computer Energy

Carl Weinschenk

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is likely to adopt energy efficiency guidelines on computers by the end of the year. A San Diego Union-Tribune story posted at techwire.net says that the CEC estimates that the rules will add $18 to the price of a computer — but that the extra cost will more than be made   …Continue Reading

NES Chosen For San Francisco Garages

Carl Weinschenk

The City and County of San Francisco have chosen technology from Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) to provide the design for the upgrading of mechanical ventilation systems in three garages owned by the city, according to the company.

Energy Department Will Help Fund New Window Technologies for Single-Pane Glass

Ken Silverstein

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will fund for 14 projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program to the tune of $31 million.

CAL-ISO Study: Regional Energy Market Could Yield $1.5B in Savings Annually to Ratepayers

Cheryl Kaften

A multi-state, regional electric market would provide environmental and economic benefits to California and the West – and would yield as much as $1.5 billion in cost savings annually to the state’s electricity ratepayers by 2030 – according to preliminary study results released on May 20 by the California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO).

Florida Supreme Court Puts Kibosh on FPL Fracking Charge

Cheryl Kaften

The Florida Supreme Court ruled (Case Nos. SC15-95, SC15-113, SC15-115) on May 19 that the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) exceeded its authority when it allowed Florida Power & Light (FPL) to charge its 4.8 million customers for a risky investment in an Oklahoma-based fracking company.

The Key to Scaling Energy Reduction? People.

Bert Hill

While reducing corporate energy consumption is hard, the benefits are profound – for both the planet and the bottom line. To reap these rewards, it is crucial for companies to use people as part of the solution to move further, faster and more strategically.

Carbon Capture Facility in Mississippi is Under Federal Scrutiny for Cost Overruns

Ken Silverstein

Southern Co.’s Kemper facility, which would capture carbon and use it to enhance oil recovery, is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for cost overruns.

Beazer Homes Wins Energy Star Award

Carl Weinschenk

Beazer Homes has received the 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to the company. The press release said that all of the homes it builds meet or exceed requirements established by the Energy Star program. The firm said that it has saved more   …Continue Reading