A multi-state team of data wonks is working to build a standardized tool to help local governments track their energy progress.
The city of Bloomfield, Iowa is at least 10 percent of the way toward its pledge to reach energy independence by 2030 with the recent completion of a 1.86-megawatt solar array.
A Wisconsin nonprofit is successfully using gaming as a way to promote energy efficiency behavior.
Wisconsin is poised to capitalize on “the biggest market opportunity of our era,” according to a report released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Midwest Energy Research Consortium and the American Jobs
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is redoubling his administration’s efforts to cut state government’s carbon footprint. The Democratic governor signed an executive order late last year directing state agencies to reduce fleet fossil fuel consumption, building energy use per square foot, and total greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in the next decade.
Critics of Minneapolis’ sustainability budget say the city should prioritize lowering residents’ utility bills over buying renewable energy credits.
The study from the school’s Urban Energy Justice Lab found energy efficiency programs at Michigan’s two largest utilities disproportionately benefit wealthier ratepayers.
An Illinois initiative is exploring how smart-grid enabled devices could also improve life for seniors and provide more independence to people with disabilities.
Nearly one year since its inception, an on-bill financing program in a west Michigan city appears to be enabling the deep energy retrofits envisioned at the outset.
Clean energy advocates, utilities and policymakers frequently tout the benefits of energy efficiency and demand-side management. But driving utilities to invest in such programs at a meaningful scale is not easy in a marketplace where profits are still often largely driven by volume of sales.