BLOG TO SAVE ENERGY

by Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Johnson Controls

In a recent Request for Information , the U.S. Department of Energy requested feedback on the potential advantages and disadvantages of introducing flexibilities in the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards program such as average efficiency standards, feebate programs, credit trading or other market-based approaches. While stakeholders are currently weighing in on the request, these innovative approaches also provide new opportunities for increasing energy efficiency outside the scope of the standards program. In fact, a combination of strong minimum energy performance standards...

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When PyeongChang, South Korea, was chosen to hold the 2018 Winter Olympics, its organizing committee, PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), set out on an ambitious course to showcase their country as a model for delivering a world class event in an environmentally sustainable fashion.
The Alliance is thrilled to be taking the Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) abroad once again – we’re heading to Copenhagen May 21-22.
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As of 2018, the costs of certain energy efficiency improvements can now be immediately deducted as business expenses rather than recovered more gradually through depreciation. Learn more about the changes in three questions with industry leaders.
Congress is considering slashing federal investment in energy efficiency. The House of Representatives passed a bill in late July that cuts several energy efficiency programs by roughly half, while the Senate has advanced a bill that would largely protect current funding levels. This post is part of a blog series examining what’s at stake as Congress works toward a final spending deal for the remainder of the fiscal year.
For most of the United States, this is going to be a frigid winter. Here are five easy, inexpensive tips for a warmer, more efficient home or apartment.
Spikes in electricity demand from extreme weather, such as the spikes this week, can’t be avoided completely. But they can be decreased through improved efficiency, which costs less than the alternative of producing more electricity.
The Efficiency Services Agreement is a market-proven solution that turns kilowatts into “negawatts” by financing 100% of the cost of efficiency upgrades and monetizing the energy savings.
A new analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy strengthens the case for reinstating energy efficiency tax incentives.
Two recent reports provide some impressive evidence about the specific benefits of efficiency programs that are threatened with cuts.

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