Reaching the Underserved
A Collaborative Approach to Serving Income-Qualified Customers
Sweet Success in Vermont
Efficiency Vermont not only focuses on building relationships with the state's households and businesses, but also with the tradespeople, professionals, and suppliers who provide the state with energy-efficient goods and services. [continue reading]
Energy Efficiency Through Education and Low-Cost Measures
There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]
The Cool Solution
Fresno's Housing Authority keeps energy expenditures low and economic savings high with its new evaporative coolers. [continue reading]
Northeast Utility System Sees Marketing Benefits with Energy Star
Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Utilities Systems, has long supported builders who construct energy-efficient new homes. [continue reading]
Public-Benefits Programs Adapt Under Restructuring
Energy efficiency programs face an uncertain future in the changing electricity marketplace, as funding declines. But some states have placed a public-benefits charge on electricity purchases and put that money into energy efficiency measures. [continue reading]
Southwest Utility Offers Energy Cost Guarantee
Anticipating the greater demand for customer service under electric utility restructuring, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), on April 1, 1997, launched its Heating, Cooling & Comfort Guarantee (TEP Guarantee) home certification program. [continue reading]
Utilities Unplug Efficiency Programs
Between 1993 and 1997, U.S. utilities cut their combined investment in energy-saving programs by 45%--or $736 million--largely in response to industry deregulation. [continue reading]
Wisconsin Utilities Prime the Whole-House Pump
The whole-house concept represents a shift from an exclusive focus on efficiency to a broader focus on a home's health and safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. [continue reading]
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.