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What About Florida? Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State — Part 7: Using Efficiency, Solar, & Storage To Hunt The “Duck Curve”

January 29th, 2018 | by Danny Parker

For several years now, there have been increasing complaints from utilities about the resulting load shape from owners with solar systems. This is the so called “duck curve” which has gotten a lot of attention from utility alarmists. In some sense, it has been a way of claiming that rooftop solar is a profound problem for utilities. We will show here that this problem can be (and will be) solved


Energy Efficiency News Buffet

July 26th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months…) moving into a new home and [&hellip


Proposed Federal Legislation to Preserve Old Incandescent Lights Burns Out

July 13th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Like an old incandescent light bulb, the notorious BULB Act finally fizzled in the House of Representatives last night, our friends over at Think Progress report. The proposed legislation would have repealed energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that were set back in 2007. The bill required a 2/3 majority to pass and it failed, gaining only 233 votes in favor with 193 opposed


$3 Billion For Energy Efficiency in California

September 27th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved the largest energy efficiency program in U.S. history, authorizing $3.1 billion in consumer rebates and efficiency programs over the next three years. This brings the state a giant step closer to implementing AB32, according to Lara Ettenson, director of California Energy Efficiency Policy at the NRDC. Ettenson told me that the funding comes from the part of the budget that California's regulated utilities may use to invest in conventional electricity. This may include "negawatts" or energy efficiency measures, which is cheaper than building new plants and transmission



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