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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CCC Huddles with HUD

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March 01, 1995

Citizens Conservation Corporation (CCC) is awaiting approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission on the purchase of a large portion of its assets by EUA Cogenics, a subsidiary of Eastern Utility Associates (EUA). [continue reading]

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Shade Trees as a Demand-Side Resource

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March 01, 1995

Many utilities are serious about the potential of shade trees as a demand-side management (DSM) resource. Tree planting and care partnerships with local community groups can also provide benefits beyond cost-effective energy savings. [continue reading]

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If a Spare Fridge Is Running, Edison Wants to Catch It

Author: Ted Rieger
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January 01, 1995

In what's believed to be the largest program of its kind, Southern California Edison has caught and stopped 47,000 running refrigerators as of October 1994. [continue reading]

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DSM in the Doghouse?

Author: Cyril Penn
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January 01, 1995

Last April's dramatic announcement by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that it would revamp the way it regulates energy utilities sent shock waves throughout the industry. [continue reading]

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DinoShowers Sweep Oregon

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November 01, 1994

In just four months last year, Pacific Power, with the help of Energy Technology Laboratories (ETL)--not to be confused with ETL Testing Laboratories--placed energy-efficient showerheads in more than 100,000 Oregon homes. [continue reading]

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IRS Nips at Utility Rebates

Author: Jim Hammett
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November 01, 1994

Two Congressional resolutions would allow utilities to deduct the cost of energy conservation services in the year the costs are incurred. [continue reading]

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Steps to Successful Lighting Programs

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November 01, 1994

There is a light at the top of the staircase of opportunity for improved residential lighting, but odds are it's not as bright or efficient as it could be. [continue reading]

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How to Keep 'Em Down Home in the Socket

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November 01, 1994

Compact fluorescent lighting technology has changed radically in the past three years. The lights have gotten smaller, the light quality has improved, and the variety of sizes and shapes has increased. [continue reading]

Build It Green Wins Research Grant to Advance Multifamily Zero Net Energy

Adrienne De Angelo

Build It Green Wins Research Grant to Advance Multifamily Zero Net Energy

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded Build It Green (BIG) a research grant to overcome key challenges to developing ...

Need More Proof that On Demand Pumps are Cost Effective? Here It Is.

Dave Grieshop

Need More Proof that On Demand Pumps are Cost Effective? Here It Is.

My original post, “How On-Demand Pumps in New Residential Construction Can Pay for Themselves Via the New Home’...

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