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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Everything I Know about Energy-Efficient Showerheads I Learned in the Field

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January 01, 1994

The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to more than 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. [continue reading]

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Detroit Edison Saves

Author: Dave Brook
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November 01, 1993

Detroit Edison turned the prospect of $14 million in unpaid bills into a success story by combining consumer education with energy conservation measures. [continue reading]

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Understanding Power Quality

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November 01, 1993

Power quality is a relatively obscure concept, limited mostly to conversations among utility engineers and physicists, but as electronic appliances take over the home, it may become a residential issue as well. [continue reading]

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Trade Allies: Long Haul Partners

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September 01, 1993

Utilities and demand-side management firms have made huge advances in recent years as they've implemented energy conservation programs. [continue reading]

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Who's Repairing What? Duke Power's Success

Author: Frank Vigil
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September 01, 1993

Duke Power Company in North Carolina is one utility intent on improving duct efficiency in its service territory. In the "Home Comfort Tune-Up," the utility targets all-electric homes with a mass mailing describing the program and its costs. [continue reading]

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Duct Fixing in America

Author: Cyril Penn
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September 01, 1993

Ducts and thermal energy distribution systems are the new frontier in energy conservation. Several utilities are just getting started, while others are thinking about launching duct repair programs. [continue reading]

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Will Duct Repairs Reduce Cooling Load?

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September 01, 1993

Summer air conditioning causes the peak demand for electricity in most parts of the United States. If utilities reduce air conditioning demand, then they can avoid building expensive power plants. [continue reading]

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Weatherizing (Almost) An Entire Town

Author: Ted Rieger
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July 01, 1993

Final results aren't in yet, but officials at Ontario Hydro think they've made Espanola the most energy-efficient town in Canada. [continue reading]

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

Shawna Henderson

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Daniel Clark

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Bedbug infestation is commonly seen in houses and especially in bedrooms. Bedbugs are small, brownish insects that feast on blood ...

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