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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What Takeback Effect?

Author: Cyril Penn
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May 01, 1994

Energy savings can be reduced when customers use the money they save from energy-efficiency measures to purchase increased comfort or convenience. [continue reading]

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Stricter Performance Contracting Verification Plans?

Author: Karina Lutz
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May 01, 1994

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]

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The Wisconsin Audit System

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May 01, 1994

The State of Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses the WECC Energy Audit System, designed and developed by Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation for utility and government funded residential energy conservation programs. [continue reading]

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Como Se Dice "Retrofitter"?

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May 01, 1994

Utility companies have always sought to present customer information about saving energy in plain English. [continue reading]

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Second-Generation Rebates: Manufacturer Buy-Downs

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March 01, 1994

Promoting compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) as an energy-efficient alternative to incandescent lighting is a challenge that has stumped the efficiency industry for years. [continue reading]

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The State of DSM End-Use Monitoring

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March 01, 1994

The results are in on a survey partially funded by Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) to look at end-use monitoring in existing demand-side management (DSM) programs. [continue reading]

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Capturing Conservation through Community Energy Management

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March 01, 1994

Responding to the "energy crisis" of the late 1970s, many communities in the United States and Canada turned to energy conservation, renewable energy sources, and alternate transportation policies to reduce energy consumption and costs. [continue reading]

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Evaluating Low-income Water Heater Fuel Switching

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March 01, 1994

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff was interested in conducting a pilot program to look at the feasibility, cost and energy savings of electric-to-gas water heater conversions. [continue reading]

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Scott Mellberg

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor ...

Short-term thinking 'putting energy security at risk'

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Short-term thinking 'putting energy security at risk'

The Deputy Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Katja Hall told the CBI Energy Conference on July 17th ...

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