The Curse of the TRC
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs
Since the early 1980s, many utility companies have been puzzling over the paradox of consumers' attitudes towards the compact fluorescent lamp. [continue reading]
Space cooling is a major contributor to electric utility peak loads in the Southwest. [continue reading]
The crest of the wave of waterbed sales may have passed, but energy consumption by waterbed heaters still accounts for a significant portion of energy costs in some households, in some cases for consumers who can least afford this ongoing cost. [continue reading]
The energy efficiency business suffers from a critical shortage of reliable, unbiased technical data on new products and techniques. [continue reading]
How much energy do low-flow showerheads actually save? To answer this question, Proctor Engineering Group (PEG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) metered 243 showerheads as part of a larger evaluation of PG&E's low-flow showerhead rebate program. [continue reading]
The City of New York is dramatically changing the way it looks at water. [continue reading]
Energy savings can be reduced when customers use the money they save from energy-efficiency measures to purchase increased comfort or convenience. [continue reading]
Performance contracts between utilities and energy services companies (ESCos) are typically structured so that payments to the contractors are based on measured energy savings. [continue reading]
First-Ever Comprehensive National Standard Practice Manual is Updated Guidebook for Energy Efficiency Cost-Benefit Analysis
The first-ever comprehensive national guide for utility-funded energy efficiency programs is now available to help utilities, regulators and other interested ...
Julie Caracino, HPC's Director of Research & Standards and Joe Cullen, HPC's Director of Policy & State Outreach talked with Ryan Miller ...