The Curse of the TRC

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The Curse of the TRC

Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs

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Can Better Utility Bills Save Energy?

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May 01, 1997

Bills are often the only communication link between a utility and its customers. As the utility industry moves into a more competitive environment, it will be more important for utilities to maintain contact with their customers and provide additional services. [continue reading]

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Chicago Apartments Get New Lease on Life

Author: Paul Knight
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March 01, 1997

Walking through abandoned multifamily buildings is urban spelunking. The buildings are dark, dreary, and damp. Water drips in from the roof. Pitfalls abound. One must be cautious of dark shafts and mounds of who-knows-what. H [continue reading]

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Shedding Light on Home Lighting Use

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January 01, 1997

Place enough lighting loggers in enough homes for a long enough time and you should get a good idea of how long people leave their lights on. [continue reading]

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Constructive Restructuring

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November 01, 1996

The opening of the electric industry to competitive forces could determine the future of low-income energy efficiency initiatives in the United States. [continue reading]

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A Plan to Stop Fluffing and Cheating in Attic Insulation

Author: Nan Wishner
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May 01, 1996

In the mid-1980s, a Georgia utility became concerned about the large number of attic insulation jobs being done for its energy-efficient home construction program that failed to meet the program's standards. [continue reading]

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The Changing Marketplace: Recovering the Costs for Efficiency Services

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May 01, 1996

Historically, residential energy efficiency services have been subsidized by utility ratepayers and by taxpayers through federal and state government programs. [continue reading]

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Libraries and Utility Collaborate to Educate

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March 01, 1996

In an innovative program, Dane County Library Service (DCLS) and Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) in south central Wisconsin are collaborating to deliver energy information and assistance. [continue reading]

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Prepurchase Meter Rivals Weatherization for Low-Income Assistance

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March 01, 1996

Beginning in 1993, the Salt River Project (SRP), a public utility in Arizona, tested two new strategies to help low-income customers decrease their energy usage. [continue reading]

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

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