The Curse of the TRC
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs
Sacramento residents are signing up in droves to pay a 15% premium (about $3-$7 per month) on their electric bill, in exchange for the pleasure of hosting tiny utility power plants on their roofs. [continue reading]
In July 1993, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and Public Energy Systems (PES) began to evaluate the condition of existing Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHW) systems as a precursor to a New Install Demand-Side Management (DSM) program. [continue reading]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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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