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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


Cost-Effective Window Inserts Can Insulate Older Windows Without Replacing Them (Review)

April 14th, 2017 | by Scott Cooney

Older windows can be a huge waste of money when you try to heat or cool your home. R values (a measure of insulation, measured in "resistance" of heat passing from one place to another) are very, very low for older windows. Whereas your walls might have an R value of 20-40, depending on local zoning codes, how well built your home was, and how much insulation was added, your windows might have an insulation value of 1 or 2.


$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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