Make Utility Efficiency Programs ‘as Attractive’ as Renewables

Make Utility Efficiency Programs ‘as Attractive’ as Renewables

Utilities aren’t rewarded for adopting energy efficiency programs, and reforms are needed to make energy efficiency as attractive as renewables, according to an article in Environmental Law. The article, written by Inara Scott, an assistant professor at Oregon State University, examines key differences between energy efficiency projects and … Read more…

Save Money on Energy Bills with Cool Blue Roofs

Save Money on Energy Bills with Cool Blue Roofs

A national “cool” roof campaign could save some 5.7 quad of net primary energy valued at $33 billion over the 20-year lifespan of an average roof, according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Heat Island Group.

The Case for Cool Roofs recommends a no-cost cool roof upgrade program. It says upgrading commercial and residential roofs at end of service life could, over 20 years, save $15.5 billion in energy costs.

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