Energy Efficiency Featured Blogs

Sarah Lozanova - January 15, 2015

Net Zero Living in an Ultra Energy Efficient Home

Freedom from fluctuating energy prices, greater energy independence and eco-friendly living are alluring concepts that motivated my family to examine our housing and our lifestyle....

Maria Blais Costello - January 13, 2015

Turning Waste into Energy in Oregon: City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant

Clean energy alchemy is happening in Oregon, turning waste into clean, renewable energy. With technical and financial assistance from Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department...

Emily Hois - January 08, 2015

Colorado Utility Leads the Way for Community Solar

An electric cooperative on Colorado’s Western Slope was the first utility in the U.S. to give community-owned solar a chance in 2010. Four years and 2.6 megawatts (MW) later, it was...

Emily Hois - December 30, 2014

How Can Business Owners, Schools and Municipalities Benefit from Community Solar?

Operating a business, running a school and performing municipal services can require massive amounts of energy. As the cost of electricity increases, more business owners and commercial...

Maria Blais Costello - December 24, 2014

The Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program: Low-cost, Long-term Financing for Clean Energy Upgrades

The Connecticut Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program enables commercial, industrial, and multi-family building owners to access affordable, long-term financing...

Sarah Lozanova - December 22, 2014

Belfast Ecovillage: Largest Community-Initiated Solar Installation in Maine

Back in 2008, a dedicated group of people were creating a vision for a multigenerational community that would be an innovative housing option for rural Midcoast Maine. The result was...

Benjamin Falber - December 16, 2014

Will States Take Over Demand Response Markets in the US?

How will demand response (DR) be compensated in wholesale energy markets under NY’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative in the wake of the DC Circuit Court’s decision vacating...

John Farrell - December 15, 2014

A $48 Billion Opportunity for US Electric Customers

Electricity customers in the U.S. got good news last week. A new report from Accenture highlighted a potential revenue loss for U.S. utilities of $48 billion per year by 2025 due to...

John Farrell - December 12, 2014

This Week's Vote Secures Minneapolis' Title as Climate Champion

In August 2013, Minneapolis (MN) was in the news for considering a take-over of its energy utilities. Today, they're back in the news for supporting a first-in-the-nation clean energy...

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...

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