Three sprawling development sites in the Twin Cities that are expected to see thousands of new residents and billions in investment in the next decade are planning for a net-zero future.
A Kansas City-based utility has proposed a new set of energy efficiency programs that could bring substantial energy-saving benefits to the majority of electric customers in Kansas. However, consumer advocates say the program will not be worth the cost, while clean-energy supporters say the utility could go further with its plan.
Four Midwest states rank among the top in the nation for making it easier for corporations to gain better access to wind and solar, according to a report released Tuesday by Advanced Energy Economy.
A nonprofit housing developer in St. Paul is embarking upon an ambitious plan to create a net zero community that would include a solar garden in one of the city’s poorer neighborhoods.
The city of Columbus, Ohio, has enacted a new energy-friendly funding tool that's already been harnessed by one local property owner, marking a green overhaul that financing platform proponents say is the start of a regional trend.
Property-Assessed Clean Energy funding, an increasingly popular tool for financing commercial energy upgrades, may be coming to agriculture.
A company that has provided Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to California homeowners for about four years is setting up shop in Missouri.
A treasure trove of energy savings and environmental benefits sit untapped in reams of data from smart meters that show individuals how to cut their energy use. The data also reveal larger insights about the value of different efficiency investments, potentially sparking a vibrant, competitive efficiency market.
Sharing ratepayers’ energy usage data in real time with third parties could help drive a more efficient and responsive energy grid and potentially allow residential customers to participate in demand response.
Although Illinois-based Commonwealth Edison began offering incentives for combined heat and power systems two years ago, almost none of its customers have pursued it — an outcome that one proponent of the highly efficient technology attributes to lackluster marketing.