How Time-of-Use Pricing Can Unlock Customer Value

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has proposed two plans that would direct the state’s three investor-owned utilities to institute more widespread use of time-of-use (TOU) pricing mechanisms, according to the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Exchange blog. TOU pricing through utilities or retail providers can … Read more…

What Happens When Deregulated Utilities Own Generation?

One of the foundational principles of deregulation is that power generation companies must compete with one another to ensure that their prices are in line with market prices. If they cannot profit by doing so, they must choose to either operate at a loss or … Read more…

Demand Response Push in Texas

A recent post on the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)’s Energy Exchange blog discussed legislation that would expand the role of demand response (DR) in Texas. EDF, in collaboration with the Advanced Energy Management Alliance, are promoting proposals that advance DR, such as Texas Senate Bill 1284 … Read more…

Illinois Community Solar Plan Proposed

Illinois Community Solar Plan Proposed

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have proposed Illinois’ first-ever Community Solar plan, which would allow entire neighborhoods to enjoy the financial benefits of renewable energy. Currently, Illinois utility customers with rooftop solar panels can receive compensation credits on their electric bills … Read more…

Organizations Tap EDF Climate Corps to Save Energy in 2015

Organizations Tap EDF Climate Corps to Save Energy in 2015

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellowship program, now in its eighth year, announced that the following organizations have already been confirmed to host 2015 EDF Climate Corps fellows who will help cut costs and carbon emissions through improved energy management: Alamo Colleges, Avaya, Bentall … Read more…

Investor Confidence Project Comes to Texas

Investor Confidence Project Comes to Texas

An innovative program to standardize investment protocols in energy efficiency programs is coming to Texas with the introduction of Keeping PACE in Texas. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) said it is dedicated to bringing property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs to the state. The do-it-yourself … Read more…

EDF, LA Better Buildings Challenge Team Up

EDF, LA Better Buildings Challenge Team Up

Environmental Defense Fund’s Investor Confidence Project has announced a partnership with the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge that aims to develop a more robust marketplace for energy efficiency retrofits in the city. Los Angeles has set a goal of achieving 20 percent energy savings across … Read more…

Energy Executive Moves: utiliVisor, WSP USA, PositivEnergy Practice, Key Equipment Finance, Environmental Defense Fund

Raymond P. Necci (pictured) has been named a consultant at utiliVisor, an energy management and advisory company that provides comprehensive energy monitoring and sub-metering services for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.  He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of The Connecticut Light and Power … Read more…

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