Energy Efficiency Featured Blogs

Michael Bishop - December 09, 2014

The Winning Solar Sales Tip from OnGrid’s SPI Contest Might Surprise You

As recently featured in Solar Fred’s blog, OnGrid asked SPI attendees who sell solar to share their best tips for “selling more solar to happier customers”. We then asked 500 PV professionals...

John Farrell - December 05, 2014

A $6 Billion Opportunity for Rural Electric Cooperatives to Lead on Clean Energy

Last week I asked why rural electric cooperatives haven't been leaders on renewable energy. This week, I explain a $6 billion opportunity they can seize to take leadership. One of the...

Maria Blais Costello - December 04, 2014

Preparing the Next Generation for Skilled Jobs in the Clean Energy Sector

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program, created and managed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is providing valuable support to Massachusetts’ growing clean...

John Farrell - November 28, 2014

Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

When it comes to ownership, there are few better structures for keeping a community’s wealth local than a cooperative. So why is it that America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered...

Jennifer Runyon - November 27, 2014

What a Thoughtful Idea! Renewable Energy Gift-giving for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. Are you prepared for the gift giving season?  In case you need some extra help, we here at RenewableEnergyWorld.com (REW) wanted to give you some ideas...

John Farrell - November 20, 2014

California’s Reserve Fund Won’t Lift the Financing Boot from PACE’s Neck

Earlier this year, the state of California announced a $10 million loan-loss reserve to solve the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s severe restrictions on using property-tax based financing...

K Kaufmann - November 18, 2014

The 51st State Forum Is Now Open — Share Your Ideal Energy Market

Innovators are, almost by nature, impatient people. What’s here and now is never good enough; they must tinker with it, always looking ahead to how they would do it differently or better. ...

John Farrell - November 11, 2014

Moving Beyond Utility 2.0, To Energy Democracy

The transformation taking place in the electricity system is enormous, and the prescribed solution — a version 2.0 electric utility — offers a way for utilities to  remain financially...

Jane Weissman - November 06, 2014

6 Renewable Energy Trends to Watch for in 2015

Fall is when IREC releases its annual report, Trends Shaping Our Clean Energy Future. These 35 pages are not just a litany of our activites but dig into deeper reasoning of what we've...

John Farrell - November 05, 2014

Same Price, More Renewables: San Diego’s Fight for Community Controlled Energy

“San Diego and its community choice energy district would be able to offer a diverse energy mix with all of the solar, biodiesel, biogas, and energy storage resources that we have in...

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