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What About Florida? Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State — Part 10

March 4th, 2018 | by Danny Parker

I’ll close the series by offering two small informational gifts to my patient readers. One is my thoughts on how the Florida Public Service Commission might provide the right signals to help us to make better progress in the Sunshine State. After all, the utilities are simply doing what they can to maximize their profits within the rules of being a regulated monopoly. The rules are the problem


Energy Efficiency Infographic — Save Money, Save the World

October 9th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

This is why you should care about energy efficiency: a lot of us look at our utility bills every month with a sense of trepidation (or I do, anyway), but the price we pay for having all the resources we want piped right through our walls is, well


$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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