US Supreme Court Decision: Demand Response Forces Awaken

In a long-awaited decision sure to benefit our wallets and the planet, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) authority to design rules and incentives for electricity customers to get paid for reducing consumption during

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Colorado Best for Energy Costs — Connecticut Worst

About 7.3 percent of the average consumer’s total annual income goes to energy costs, but those costs range from $244 a month in Colorado to $410 in Connecticut, according to an analysis by WalletHub. After Colorado, Washington is No. 2

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Utility Investment in Energy Efficiency Programs Continues to Increase, But We Need More

Energy efficiency programs – rebates, information, and market development efforts that make saving energy in our homes and businesses easy and cheap – are a key piece of the nation’s clean energy strategy. A new report shows that last year,

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CUB Report: Efficiency Overtakes Electricity Competition as Most Reliable Way to Cut Power Bills

Citizens Utility Board (CUB), which gives homes customized money-saving plans, is among the most accessible of Illinois efficiency programs—it’s free and all customers can use it regardless of their power supplier. The free service, managed by CUB and the software

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In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets at Rutgers University

Two-day Professional Short Course, March 17-18, 2015, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. This in-depth introductory course is designed for those with a limited knowledge of the electric power system and restructured electricity markets. It provides an overview of the

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U.S. Electricity Generation by Energy Source

In 2013, the United States generated about 4,058 billion kilowatthours of electricity.  About 67% of the electricity generated was from fossil fuel (coal, natural gas and petroleum), with 39% attributed from coal. Percent share were: Coal 39% Natural Gas 27%

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Why Making Lights In America ‘Is Not Just An Option’

Lighting in America is big business. Not just in the scope of money invested toward new illumination, but also in the sheer volume of electricity required to keep the lights on. In 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that

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Texas renewable energy production up 12 percent

Renewable energy production in Texas rose 12 percent last year, according to the state’s grid operator. The report by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas found that power generators participating in the state’s renewable energy credit trading program produced 38.1 million

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NY Plans to Create Energy Efficient Power Grid

New York released plans for energy modernization that will change how electricity is distributed throughout the state. A press release says the changes will create a power grid of the future by developing new policies to encourage and reward consumers

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Eleven States Generated Electricity from Nonhydro Renewables at Double U.S. Average

About 6.2% of total U.S. electricity supplies in 2013 were generated from nonhydro renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, up from 5.4% in 2012. But 11 states produced electricity at more than twice the national average

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Con Edison, NY Customers Made 2013 a Banner Year for Energy Efficiency

The more than 45,700 customers who made upgrades to save electricity and the nearly 2,000 customers who made gas upgrades received $45.94 million in incentives. The company’s Green Team paid those incentives for new energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems,

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News Updates for the Week of November 25

1.      LED Lighting Market Value in 2014 to Reach US$17.8 Billion, Says LEDinside – The total shipments of LED lighting products will reach 1.32 billion units, representing 68% on-year growth. LEDinside pointed out that the global LED lighting product replacement

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News Updates for the Week of September 26

1.      Amid Paeans to Energy Efficiency, the World Is Getting Less Efficient – A new analysis by the Worldwatch Institute shows that global energy intensity—the amount of energy needed to produce a given unit of economic output—actually increased by 1.35%

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