A report by the Brattle Group validates the impact demand response could have in Texas to help the state meet proposed greenhouse gas reduction goals under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. In fact, demand response and energy efficiency could be the most powerful tools in the arsenal for the state, putting Texas in […]
Two analysts from Navigant make a case in Fierce Energy for using automated demand response (ADR) to connect demand response with energy efficiency for the greatest value to building owners and managers. Read full article here.
On the Natural Resources Defense Council staff blog, Switchboard, Samantha Williams touts the success of energy efficiency and demand response in keeping the electric grid operational in times of extreme weather. Read full blog post here.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed an energy efficiency bill (H.R. 2126) offered by Congressmen McKinley (R-WV) and Welch (D-VT) that includes new efficiency standards for hot water heaters used in demand response programs. Provisions in this bill are also included in the Senate energy efficiency proposal by Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH). Read […]
In this interview with Kathleen Wolf Davis of Intelligent Utility, Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Sustainability for the U.S. Army, describes the need for technologies and applications–demand response, smart grid, and microgrids, for example–to prepare our armed services for the impact of climate change. Read full article in Intelligent Utility here.
The behavioral energy efficiency company, Opower, that has recently teamed up with Honeywell to provide demand response services, is filing their initial public offering, covered here by Utility Dive.