Below is a list of most notable Energy Management stories that came across our desk this week. These are stories that received the highest traffic, largest amount of ReTweets, or had a high number of shares from our blog.
We hope you find these stories helpful and informative. Please feel free to share your energy efficiency and management stories from the week in our comments section. Thanks again for visiting us. Enjoy!
Obama Wants to Double Energy Efficiency by 2030
The President’s State of the Union speech garnered a lot of attention this week, due to its inclusion of numerous energy mentions. Including a stated goal to double energy efficiency in U.S. homes and buildings by 2030. Can it be done? That is was the topic of this article from the Washington Post. As well as our weekly #EEChat topic on Twitter.
Doubling Energy Efficiency – How to Get It Done
The President’s goal was most likely launched off of a report from the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy which outlined a roadmap to achieve these savings. Many organizations, including the Environmental Defense Fund, participating in and supported the study. This post from EcoWatch.org highlights the study’s findings and includes a video of participants discussing findings.
Think Long-Term for Lasting Change
This post from EcoBuildingPost includes an interview with Robert Sahadi, Director of Energy Efficiency Finance Policy at the Institute for Market Transformation. Mr. Sahadi outlines how a paradigm-shift is occurring regarding energy efficiency and financing of related projects. A trend that I’m also noticing, as companies complete low-hanging fruit projects and reevaluate savings opportunities with longer payback periods.
Sharing The Love, One Light At A Time
To promote energy efficiency and help low income families reduce energy costs, Efficiency Vermont distributes CFLs to families through a number of community organizations such as food banks. This post from Efficiency Vermont highlights their program, as well as online resources such as an interactive tool and video. The program has also been recognized by the EPA as a best practice for replication by other states and communities. Last year Efficiency Vermont distributed over 250,000 CFLs to low income families. Quiet an accomplishment that I’m sure will be surpassed this year!
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