What could be better than an energy efficiency program that is free?
It’s easy to participate – a customer schedules an appointment and a DTE energy expert comes to the home, walks through with the homeowner and identifies ways to save.
How to Maximize Participation in Energy Efficiency Programs
There is a lot of unmet interest in consumption management programs. Energy utilities need to increase awareness for its programs.
How to make energy efficiency programs grab consumers
The problem with energy efficiency programs may be their emotional appeal. They need to make the customer feel as if they are solving a problem.
Why everyone benefits from energy efficiency programs
Opponents of energy efficiency often make the claim that the only people who benefit from utility energy efficiency programs are program participants. Any energy efficiency improvements those participants are making, they argue, are simply being subsidized by non-participants. Our study finds that is not true; all utility system customers benefit from energy efficiency investment.
What to do with a Mature Energy Efficiency Program
Written by Mikhail Haramati At AESP’s summer conference in San Francisco, I moderated a panel on how to prepare mature energy efficiency programs for transition. This is a sensitive topic, but one that we will increasingly confront as savings opportunities disappear. Federal codes and years of successful programs has diminished the remaining savings available in many states On the one hand, lack of easy opportunities is…
How to Increase SMB Energy Efficiency Program Participation
Small businesses are the backbone of America. Despite their prevalence across the US and their undeniable impact on the economy, small businesses are often overlooked when utilities design energy efficiency programs. Traditionally, small businesses have been seen as â€œhard-to-reachâ€ customers for utilities. However, if the right program is in place and it’s executed by a …
Four Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Programs Fail
So you’ve decided to take the initiative to achieve sustained energy savings at your organization. By addressing every source of electricity consumption through robust automation, comprehensive energy controls, and continuous energy monitoring, your goal can be achieved in a relatively short amount of time. But for every goal, there’s a wrong and right way to reach it.
North America Paving the Way for Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs
Washington, D.C.—The United States and Canada are leading the world with their innovative programs that deliver industrial energy efficiency services to customers, says a new report by the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
New Energy Efficiency Program On Its Way To Pence’s Desk
The Senate has given final approval to a bill requiring utilities to submit conservation plans to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission every three years.
How Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies Are Driving Low Load Growth
by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor The U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has increased 9% since 2008, yet electricity use has not increased at all. In our last blog post, we…
How well are we tracking the health impacts of energy efficiency programs?
In-home energy efficiency programs can do a lot to improve people’s health, especially for vulnerable families. A disproportionately high number of low-income households and families of color live in inadequate housing conditions and suffer from chronic diseases exacerbated by these conditions, both of which can be mitigated by in-home energy-saving programs.
What Counts as Success in Energy Efficiency Programs?
Most countries’ plans for reducing greenhouse gases rely heavily on energy efficiency programs. So, even if you aren’t an energy efficiency specialist, it’s important to understand how, and how well, those savings get counted. When it comes to measuring the impacts of energy efficiency programs, this means disentangling which energy consumption changes can be credited …
How to build a better low-income energy efficiency program
Many people groan when they see their utility bill spike after a cold February, but for some it is more than just an annoyance. Imagine if you had to under-heat your home during that cold February because you knew you wouldn’t be able to afford the utility bill. Imagine if you didn’t realize how much it would cost to heat your home to a comfortable temperature, and are now stuck with a bill larger than you can afford.
Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs Top National Bests for Savings
Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs Top National Bests for Savings Mar 04 2015 Massachusetts’ energy efficiency programs produced remarkable consumer and environmental benefits in 2014 according to preliminary data released by the program administrators. The programs produced an estimated $3.14 billion in total savings for Massachusetts, achieving 110% and 121% of 2014 goals for electric and gas benefits, respectively “Massachusetts energy efficiency programs are delivering on their…
How can energy efficiency programs influence trade ally behavior
Study Examines How States Evaluate Utility Energy Efficiency Programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As state policies requiring utilities to offer energy efficiency programs become more widespread and energy savings requirements become stronger, increasing attention is being focused on the issue of how these energy efficiency programs are being evaluated. One concern that has been raised is the apparent inconsistency in evaluation approaches across different states. Some have called for the creation of a "national standard" for energy efficiency program evaluation.
How Energy-Efficiency Programs Benefit All 50 States
The average American family saves an average of $500 a year on utility bills due to improved energy-efficiency standards for appliances.
6 Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Programs Fail
Amongst the numerous measures the world has taken to wean itself off the fossil fuels, only a few have been successful in making the businesses, homes and vehicles more energy efficient. Various psychological and financial barriers have kept governments and organizations from realizing the actual potential of energy efficiency programs.
Why economists and practitioners need to work together to improve energy efficiency programs
In the past year, a growing number of papers from economists have questioned the effectiveness of energy efficiency programs and policies. We have reviewed many of these studies and blogged about several of them (see here, here, here and here).
New Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High...
New Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings January 9, 2013 Washington, D.C.—New technologies and innovative program designs are combining to create the next generation of energy efficiency programs that can meet the aggressive saving targets being set by many states, finds a new report. Frontiers of Energy Efficiency: Next Generation Programs Reach for High Energy Savings…