BLOG TO SAVE ENERGY
September 9, 2019 :
We asked 2019 Star of Dynamic Efficiency, Pepco Holdings, to explain how they developed and instituted their programs to help customers save money and energy during peak energy usage periods. Here's their story.
September 5, 2019
The story of energy-efficient lightbulbs was misconstrued by one host in Wednesday's climate town hall.
September 4, 2019 :
Bipartisan Plan Aims to Put More Americans to Work in 21st Century Energy –- Including Efficiency Jobs
In one of its last moves before members of the House of Representatives headed back to their districts for the summer, the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced H.R. 4061, the Blue Collar and Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2019. Now, as both chambers of Congress prepare to return to D.C. next week, this bill must be prioritized and moved across the finish line.
August 27, 2019 :
An energy productivity framework has shed light on the efforts of 21 companies that have collectively saved over 146 million MWh annually, equivalent to cutting more than 103 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Collectively, the reporting companies saved $55 million last year alone as a result of their energy productivity efforts through the EP100 initiative.
August 21, 2019
The internet is abuzz this week in response to recommendations from government agencies and others that folks can save energy by setting the thermostat during the summer months to 82 degrees at night and 78 during the day. If 82 at night is too hot for you – and it is for most folks we know – don’t fret. There are countless ways to save energy at home during the summer while staying cool.
August 16, 2019 :
Meet a Star of Energy Efficiency: How This Global Industrial Manufacturer Dropped Its Energy Intensity by Nearly a Quarter
Ingersoll Rand is addressing demands for greater energy efficiency with lower greenhouse gas emissions in buildings, homes, industrial spaces, and transport markets around the world.
August 12, 2019 :
As students and teachers prepare for the new school year, one of the last things they are probably thinking about is how much energy their schools are using. It turns out that energy bills are generally the second biggest expense for schools, coming in behind only teachers’ salaries. But many schools and universities are taking big steps to become more energy efficient, bringing cost savings while creating a healthier environment for students and faculty. Here are three institutions that are setting the standard.
August 6, 2019 :
Producing beer requires energy – but many breweries are using efficient technologies and practices to reduce costs and environmental impact while still making quality brews.
August 1, 2019 :
Homebuyers are informed about some costs at the time of sale, such as the estimated monthly mortgage, property taxes and insurance costs. Monthly utility bills, however, are not usually disclosed, and real estate agents often lack access to this information. It's a solvable problem.
July 26, 2019
Last weekend, temperatures soared from the Plains to the East Coast. While there are some quick steps you can take to keep cool, it’s important to consider long term efficiency options. Since many of these projects, like installing new windows and insulation, come at a greater upfront cost, tax incentives are a key policy tool to making these options accessible.