We recently released a paper presenting the findings of a first-of-its kind, randomized controlled evaluation of the returns to some common residential energy efficiency investments. The study’s context is the nation’s largest residential energy efficiency program, the Weatherization Assistance Program. read more
OSLO (Reuters) - More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Tuesday.
Decades prove energy efficiency programs deliver benefits to consumers and the environment - and these benefits far exceed the costs. A new working paper about a single federal efficiency program for low-income residents in Michigan is generating a lot of hype, but does nothing to contradict these basic facts. read more
Through a randomized controlled trial of more than 30,000 households in Michigan -- where one-quarter of the households were encouraged to make residential energy efficiency investments and received assistance -- economists find that the costs to deploy the efficiency upgrades were about double the energy savings.
Want to save some green while going green? You may want to start with solar: a source of renewable energy that’s more affordable now than ever. As one of the most energy efficient resources in the country, solar is one of the best long term and that a
Bank partners with CEFC to offer cut-price loans to SMEs on energy-saving investments.
At Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week this year, there was a lot of talk about low oil prices and how they may (or may not) be threatening cleantech investments. One thing that I think was not emphasized enough was how the shaky investment...Show More Summary
Japan’s increased focus on smart grid deployment, as part of its plans to boost energy efficiency and power generation from renewable sources, will drive the country to become one of Asia-Pacific’s top markets in smart grid development, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. Source: Japan’s $21 Million Microgrid Investment Boosting Renewable Sector, says GlobalData
A first-of-its kind study nails down the true cost of energy efficiency investment, and it paints a bright picture for energy efficient lighting.
On Tuesday, just hours before the start of Earth Day, Congress showed there is bipartisan support for smart energy policy. By voice vote, the House of Representatives passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which mandates energy efficiency improvements through stronger residential and commercial building codes and other means. The Senate passed the measure […]
Japan’s increased focus on smart grid deployment, as part of its plans to boost energy efficiency and power generation from renewable sources, will drive the country to become one of Asia-Pacific’s top markets in smart grid development, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that Japan was among the first countries […]
After a dip in global clean energy spending, the world saw a record $310 billion invested in solar, wind, storage and efficiency. Yearly investment levels are still below what IEA estimates are needed to address climate change, the increase shows that appetite for funding projects and companies is increasing. read more
President Obama has released a $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016. It contains a range of programs designed to encourage deployment of the next generation clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here are the top five things to know about the budget for clean energy and environmental investments. read more
Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro are announcing $100 million in investments to make New York City public housing more energy efficient. Mr. de... To view the full story, click the title link.
Federal government is investing more than $100 million in public housing to make the buildings more energy efficient, officials said.
One of the big raps on energy efficiency is that it’s hard for people and companies to imagine it as a capital-I investment. Sure, you get a quantifiable return on installing expensive new light bulbs today in the form of lower energy costs over time. Show More Summary
Hopes are high for the success of the Investor Confidence Project Europe, a new EU funded project designed to increase private investment in energy efficiency. The aim: to accelerate development of a global efficiency market by standardizing how efficiency projects are developed and savings is calculated. read more
The European Commission is supporting an initiative to increase private investment in energy efficiency, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP). ICP is accelerating the development of a global energy efficiency market by standardizing how projects are developed and energy savings are calculated. read more
Michigan has long seen the value of renewables and energy efficiency to attract investment and buoy its economy -- something that continues to pay dividends, as the state was 4th in the nation in adding clean energy jobs last year. A big chunk of that success is a direct result of the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. Show More Summary
The world is moving beyond fossil fuels towards clean energy technologies. With fossil fuels causing irreparable damage to the fragile ecosystem, the transition towards renewable energy sources and their efficient storage is gaining momentum. Show More Summary