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Webinar: The Utility of the Future and the Role of Energy Efficiency

The electric and gas utility industries are facing substantial changes. For decades, rising sales have contributed to increasing revenues and profits, but the combination of improved energy efficiency with the growing use of solar electric systems and other forms of "distributed energy" has reduced growth rates, which could lead to small declines in future sales. But these potential small declines will not lead to the kind of "death spirals" claimed by some industry alarmists, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Still, the report finds that the utility...

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From ACEEE: Utilities are frightened of a “death spiral.” They shouldn’t be.

by Steven Nadel, Executive Director, ACEEE

The electric and gas utility industries are facing substantial changes. For decades, rising sales have contributed to increasing revenues and profits, but the combination of improved energy efficiency with the growing use of solar electric systems and other forms of "distributed energy" has reduced growth rates, which could lead to small declines in future sales. But these potential small declines will not lead to the...

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Energy Efficiency Poised for Key Role in New Power Plant Rule

"Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest and most readily available resource"

Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2014): In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's new proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), made the following statement:

"Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most readily available energy resource to help states cut carbon pollution. Over the last several decades, energy efficiency measures such as home energy retrofits and rebates for high-efficiency appliances have helped Americans save billions of dollars by slashing...

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Fully measuring the non-energy dollar

What is the true value of energy efficiency? Well, we all know that manufacturers use energy to meet their production goals. Energy is the lifeblood of the process and the business of manufacturing. Energy drives not just the machines, but also the pace and magnitude of the wealth created by manufacturers. Because it permeates every stage of the industrial process, energy provides ample opportunity to influence operating margins, returns on invested capital, productivity and product quality. Energy also performs concomitantly with safety and emissions compliance agendas. In other words, a manufacturer’s energy dollar saved is more than a dollar earned. The...
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FREE WEBINAR – What the new EPA rules mean to the EE industry

Under the upcoming EPA rules for existing power plants, to be announced by President Obama in early June, states will have the flexibility to develop customized plans based on their generation portfolios using a wide array of technologies. EEBC wants to ensure energy efficiency technologies are included in state plans. EEBC is hosting a free webinar to inform members about what these new rules mean for the energy efficiency industry. FREE WEBINAR: What the new EPA rules mean to the energy efficiency industry When: Wednesday, May 28th Time: 10:00 a.m. MST Click here to register ...
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