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Looking Ahead to 2021: U.S. Utilities Move to Decarbonize

Expert BlogUnited StatesRalph Cavanagh
The past year added telling illustrations of how crucial energy efficiency and other approaches to smart energy use will be in phasing out U.S. carbon emissions, known as “decarbonization.”

Pepco Advances Climate Action in DC

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Ben Longstreth
Local energy distribution companies like Pepco are critical to helping their customers reduce pollution and save money by supporting energy efficiency measures for their homes and businesses, helping customers switch to electric vehicles, and promoting electric space and water heating.

More Proof of the Amazing Impact of Energy Efficiency

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
Energy efficiency – the quickest way to cut energy waste in our homes, workplaces, and vehicles – spans so many facets of daily life that it's easy to take it for granted. In fact, a new sweeping, data-driven report (Energy…

Utilities, States, Thousands More Oppose Lighting Rollback

Expert BlogNoah Horowitz
Electric utilities across America, low-income consumer groups, national and local environmental organizations, 24 governors, 17 state attorneys general, almost 18,000 individual letter-writers, and the American Chemical Society all sent in letters urging the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to abandon…

Efficiency Saving Energy When We Need It Most – And Cheaply

Expert BlogSheryl Carter
A key energy trend, detailed in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual survey of electric utilities, is actually a longstanding one: energy efficiency continues to deliver energy and customer bill savings -- at low cost -- when we need it…

The Year in Energy Savings, 2018

Expert BlogLauren Urbanek
Remarkable progress has been made to decrease the energy intensity of our appliances, equipment, and buildings, and we aren't stopping in 2019.

Historic California Climate Protection Bill Advances

Expert BlogRalph Cavanagh
California’s legislature is moving yet again to create an historic clean energy precedent for its residents and the world. The Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities voted on July 3 to approve a bill that will set the state on…

NRDC, EEI Recommendations Will Spur Clean Energy Progress

Expert BlogRalph Cavanagh
At the close of a lively debate before the nation’s utility regulators, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today released a joint statement supporting new utility policies to accelerate America’s transition to a clean…

Christie’s Last-Minute Nuclear Bailout Plans for New Jersey

Expert BlogDale Bryk
In the latest move to ram through a multibillion-dollar subsidy package for the state’s (currently thriving) nuclear plants, outgoing Governor Chris Christie is signaling that he won’t consider legislation that includes provisions to protect taxpayers and preserve New Jersey’s ability…

Inspirational New Visions of a Clean Energy Future

Expert BlogRalph Cavanagh
California is busy devising paths to decarbonizing one of the world’s most robust economies, and this week brought a welcome contribution to the process. To understand the value of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) new Clean Power and Electrification Pathway, some…

Energy Efficiency Day 2017: Great Progress and Potential

Expert BlogElisheva Mittelman
The nation’s second annual Energy Efficiency Day serves to remind us of the incredibly important role smarter energy use plays in America’s transition to a cleaner, healthier, more affordable energy system.