December 11, 2023

energy efficiency (EE)

Rebecca Beaulieu
State Ratepayer Advocates Discuss Role in Energy Transition

Consumer advocate representatives from all six New England states convened to discuss their role in the transition off fossil fuels.

ACEEE Highlights Efficiency’s Benefits to Grid Decarbonization
ACEEE released a report arguing that efficiency would have major benefits in deep decarbonization scenarios by avoiding the need for balancing resources and minimizing costs to vulnerable consumers.
The White House
States to Receive $9B from IRA to Boost Home Efficiency Upgrades
The Biden administration announced nearly $9 billion in funding to provide rebates to families for upgrading their homes with energy-efficient improvements.
NJ BPU Backs Utility Benchmarking for 30,000 Buildings
New Jersey regulators approved a new benchmarking program requiring 30,000 buildings to annually report their water, gas and electricity use.
Build Better Earth
Nevada Petition Seeks to Halt Utility Installation of LED Streetlights
An organization concerned about the health impacts of LEDs has petitioned Nevada regulators to halt installation of the LED streetlights.
The White House
What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act, Part 1
The Inflation Reduction Act carries the same number as the Build Back Better Act, but its $670 billion falls far short of the original $2.2 trillion.
MYR Group
NV Energy Surpasses 2021 RPS Requirement
NV Energy exceeded Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard requirement of 24% in 2021, according to a report approved by state regulators.
DOE Wants Gas Furnaces to be More Efficient
The Energy Department proposed much higher efficiency standards for home furnaces, the first significant federal update to furnace rules in 35 years.
Colorado Law Requires Cities to Adopt Green Building Codes
A new Colorado law will require local governments to update their building codes to maximize energy efficiency in new construction.
House E&C Committee
GOP to Granholm: ‘You’re Anti-Fossil Fuels, Aren’t You?’
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the United States will boost its liquified natural gas exports to 15 billion cubic feet per day by the end of the year.

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