Tag: energy efficiency

Charley Juris: “The only way to make it work is to be part of the overall design and construction process. We help people design energy efficiency into the remodels and work with contractors we’ve vetted who have proven to us they’ll do it right and for a fair price.”

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Look for assessments of how Virginia deals with EPA’s new carbon rule and the potential for growing cleaner and safer energy economy.

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Customer Service Week hosted a discussion this morning with Opower‘s VP-Analytics Nancy Hersch and Customer Insights Senior Manager Lauren Llewellyn about five truths about utility customers the company is finding in its quantitative and qualitative research. Since early 2012, Opower has reached beyond North America conducting this research, working now with 90+ utilities around the…

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If you need to quickly grasp the potential and benefits of the emerging smart grid in the U.S., this infographic is the best effort yet.  It comes courtesy of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative and its 90+ member utilities, technology companies, non-profits, regulators and consumers advocates. Increasing the power grid’s efficiency by 9% equates to…

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While it poses numerous threats to groundwater, the production of Marcellus shale gas is changing just about every dimension of the U.S. energy outlook. In the recently released summary of its 2011 projections, The U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its estimate of U.S. natural gas supply pointing to a continuing low price per million cubic…

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With a bit of interpretation from yours truly, here’s a quick read on this year’s Clean Edge report on ‘Clean Tech’ job trends: 1. Clean-tech jobs are spouting in Mexico, not just China. It’s proximity to North American markets begs for more investment there. 2. Feed-in-fariffs are boosting renewable energy apptetites, but payment formulas can make progress unsustainable. Check out…

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Perspectives converging at this week’s GridWeek 2010 conference in Washington, DC illustrate that a smarter grid means different things to different peoples. And therein lies a sizable challenge to vendors who operate on different continents: focus on the goals of each country’s leaders and deliver them while being sure to communicate their benefits to consumers….

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While most states struggle to juggle policy initiatives to foster the growth of different sources cleaner energy AND energy efficiency, at least one state is building a model that brings together the shared interests of these sometimes competing sectors: Maryland. The first-ever Maryland Clean Energy Summit Monday, Oct. 4 in Baltimore demonstrated that how ever…

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