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Business must do its part to create the cleaner future we all deserve

If we are going to meet this moment, we must continue to fight for state and federal policies that aggressively address climate change and the disproportionate effects of air pollution on underserved and under-resourced communities.

Demand-side emission reduction key to meeting decarbonization goals, report says

New study from Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Guidehouse says utilities will spend billions on meter intelligence in next decade

Guidehouse says investments in inside-the-meter analytics will grow at a CAGR of 13.3%. Solutions for demand-side management and energy efficiency are expected to grow from approximately $1.6 billion in 2021 to nearly $5.4 billion in 2030. 

Could energy efficiency and demand response solve Texas’ energy woes?

A new report released last week by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) outlines how better energy efficiency and a robust demand response program using distributed energy resources (DER) already on...
Net Zero Carbon vs Neutral Emissions

The cost of cutting Biden’s key climate program

Stripping the Clean Electricity Performance Program from a historic climate bill being considered by Congress would eliminate more than a third of potential emissions reductions, new analysis shows.

New regulation requires Ontario utilities to adopt ‘Green Button’

The Green Button Initiative has become an industry-led effort that provides energy customers with easy access to their energy usage information via a “green button” on the websites of electric utilities.

SDG&E announces plan to meet net-zero targets earlier

San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) this week released its annual sustainability strategy update, highlighting what it has accomplished over the past year and outlining new and accelerated goals to help meet its...

Hitachi drops ABB Power Grids and is now officially Hitachi Energy

This summer Hitachi announced its intention to change its name to Hitachi Energy and drop the joint venture name it adopted when it purchased the grid business from ABB. Today, the company is announcing that the former name, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, has been officially changed to simply Hitachi Energy.

Energy agency urges bigger global push to cut emissions

The International Energy Agency is urging governments to make stronger commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions at an upcoming U.N. climate summit, warning the world is not on track to meet environmental goals.

Analysis: Lacking energy efficiency efforts undercut state climate goals

Of the 25 states and the District of Columbia with expressed emissions reduction goals, eight don't mention energy efficiency.