The Curse of the TRC
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs
Residential utility customers who receive rebates for installing energy-efficient appliances in 1993 will no longer have to share a cut with Uncle Sam because under the newly enacted Federal Energy Policy Act, the rebates aren't taxable. [continue reading]
The Snohomish County Public Utility District, an electric utility in Everett, Washington, unexpectedly dropped its conservation plans for 1994 after failing to negotiate a new contract with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for a "conservation power plant." [continue reading]
Over the past decade, a number of utilities in the United States and Canada have successfully implemented programs to collect and dismantle old refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners from their residential customers. [continue reading]
The Michigan Public Service Commission examined the potential of picking up operating, second refrigerators in the mid-1980s. [continue reading]
As part of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) high efficiency refrigerator program, the district offers an incentive of $100 to customers who trade in an older refrigerator in conjunction with the purchase of a new model. [continue reading]
Residential performance contracting presents great opportunities and great risks for both the utility and the energy service company (ESCo). [continue reading]
Many utilities are using, or considering using, residential performance contracting to carry out energy conservation programs. [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...