Settlement Aims to Speed EV Charging Station Deployment

Settlement Aims to Speed EV Charging Station Deployment

A diverse set of public interest groups, automakers, labor unions and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) submitted a proposed settlement to the California Public Utilities Commission to accelerate the deployment of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that would support the utility grid in … Read more…

Supreme Court to Review Demand Response Decision

Supreme Court to Review Demand Response Decision

The US Supreme Court announced it will review a May 2014 decision by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals invalidating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order 745, Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets. Demand response is a voluntary energy conservation tool that … Read more…

DOE Proposes Standards and Test Procedures for Commercial and Industrial Pumps

DOE Proposes Standards and Test Procedures for Commercial and Industrial Pumps

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed energy conservation standards and test procedures for commercial and industrial pumps, such as those used in agriculture, oil and gas production, water and wastewater, manufacturing, mining and commercial building systems. There currently are no energy conservation standards … Read more…

Energy Efficient Buildings Could Save Chicago $77M

Energy Efficient Buildings Could Save Chicago $77M

The City of Chicago released the first set of aggregate building energy-use data collected under its Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance, which required commercial and municipal buildings in Chicago over 250,000 square feet in size to measure, verify and report their energy use to the city by … Read more…

Energy Outreach Colorado Helps Multi-Family Housing

Energy Outreach Colorado Helps Multi-Family Housing

Colorado is one of a handful of states with a private non-profit like Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) that pulls together financing from disparate sources to fund energy efficiency improvements at low-income, multi-family properties. Vermont, Oregon and New York are others. In Denver, EOC worked with … Read more…

California Marches to Beat of Own Drummer with New Appliance Efficiency Standards

California Marches to Beat of Own Drummer with New Appliance Efficiency Standards

The California Energy Commission will establish efficiency standards for 15 product categories including lighting, consumer electronics, and water-using products, resulting in $2 billion in energy bill savings, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The commission’s next step is to publish draft standards and … Read more…

Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code

Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has adopted the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) for all commercial and public buildings and major retrofits. Minimal code compliance by commercial buildings in Andhra Pradesh (40 percent complying with the ECBC, 5 percent exceeding the code) translates into … Read more…

Mayors from 10 Cities Unite to Cut Energy in Buildings

The mayors from 10 US cities will work with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation to significantly boost energy efficiency in their buildings. The following 10 cities will be the City Energy Project’s first participants: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, … Read more…

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