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The American Gas Association (AGA) recently released Uncovering the US Natural Gas Commercial Sector, a report that focuses on the diversity within the commercial segment of the natural gas market. The comprehensive report includes a breakdown of the basic metrics, characteristics (from Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey), economic contributions, evolution, and growth projections of the commercial segment of the natural gas market.
An interview with Ouachita Electric member Kassy Starr on her utility’s innovative program to expand energy efficiency upgrades
More than a third of US residents are effectively locked out of financing programs for energy efficiency, especially renters and those homeowners who can neither afford to pay upfront for efficiency upgrades nor take on debt.1 Similar barriers affect businesses that lease their space as well as government agencies with borrowing limits. These financial barriers have vexed efficiency resource developers for decades. So how can these challenges be addressed?
With only a few days left until February, this is make-or-break time for sticking with your New Year’s Resolutions. And when it comes to your energy efficiency resolutions, the benefits are numerous, including saving money, making your home more comfortable and reducing its carbon footprint.
As we look ahead to the swearing in of President-elect Donald Trump next week, we pause to reflect on the accomplishments of the last eight years under President Obama in continuing a bipartisan tradition of supporting energy efficiency through smart federal policy. Dating back to President Ronald Reagan, who signed the first efficiency standards into law in 1987, every administration – Democrat and Republican – has supported efficiency, including major gains under President George W. Bush. Like his predecessor, President Obama has been a champion of energy efficiency, and as he prepares to leave the White House, we extend our gratitude for the significant progress we’ve made under his tenure. Here are some highlights:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), a report that focuses on the challenges facing our current and future electricity system. As with many other recent U.S. and international reports investigating these issues, increasing energy efficiency through smart energy management policies has a prominent role in any solution.
Today marks the first day of winter. While it can be a fun season of playing in the snow or staying cozy at home with some hot cocoa, winter also often means higher utility bills. Simply heating your home can easily become one of the biggest expenses, so make sure to stay warm and energy efficient this winter season with five tips on how to offset the costs of heating.
‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by buying gifts that are good for the planet (and good for your wallet)? Make your family and friends glow with joy - and save them lots of money on their energy bills - with our guide to some of the best energy efficient products of 2016.

An Alliance to Save Energy analysis of the Energy Information Administration’s latest Annual Energy Outlook confirms that the decisions we make today on energy efficiency policy will have enormous consequences on how much energy we use in the coming decades and how much consumers pay in energy bills.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) on September 15. This version of the AEO is particularly important because it’s the first to include extensive policy updates that occurred in 2015. Specifically, this version fully incorporates the many appliance...

Thanksgiving is upon us, and here at the Alliance to Save Energy we are excited to celebrate the holiday that is all about food, family and friends. As you prepare to stuff yourself at the dinner table, remember to save some space for energy efficiency. These easy tips will help you reduce energy and save money on fuel and utility costs over the holiday.

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