Michigan’s 2008 law requiring utility spending on energy efficiency programs continued to exceed targets in 2015, surpassing goals for cutting electric and natural gas use by roughly 20 percent and proving to be a good investment for ratepayers.
While Ohio’s energy efficiency standards for utilities remain frozen by the legislature, a federally funded program continues to help homeowners in the state cut their energy costs.
Passenger safety and convenience has until now been the primary driver behind advances in autonomous vehicle technology. Now the federal government is hoping to leverage that work into making those vehicles more fuel efficient.
A decision by Wisconsin regulators to allocate efficiency money to rural communities “underserved” by broadband internet access raises questions about how it will be spent.
The energy savings alone from the project would, according to one estimate from Xcel Energy, power 1,235 average residential homes, a population greater than many Minnesota communities.
A recent analysis of the 2022-2025 national fuel-economy standards has us shaking our heads.
While the political landscape in Midwest states shows a growing reluctance to mandate utility spending on energy efficiency, some states are still gaining ground in reducing energy use by approaching it from different sectors.
Solar power’s “duck-curve” problem – where solar production and demand peaks don’t align – is rearing its head where grid operators are at the cutting edge of clean energy, recent analysis shows.
Nebraska is making another stride on efficiency, launching an initiative to measure – and eventually reduce – the energy used in buildings throughout the state.
A Michigan company has developed a plastic pane that inserts into existing window frames that delivers high returns on energy efficiency.