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Transitioning from State-sponsored Home Performance to a Free-Market Economic Paradigm for Energy Efficiency

Click here to read BPCA’s new white paper and then feel free to email your comments to conrad@home-performance.org

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Energy is a form of currency; manage it like money and reap the business benefits.

“Recognizing the Value of Energy Efficiency’s Multiple Benefits” is a new white paper written by Christopher Russell, Brendon Baatz, Rachel Cluett, and Jennifer Amann Description: The benefits of energy efficiency extend beyond energy savings. Homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities … Continue reading

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Zebras escape Phily Zoo wearing old-timey prisoner garb…

Two zebras broke free in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing traffic to a crawl as they roamed city streets for about an hour, and strolled around inside a fitness center. Video shown on local media shows police vehicles following in slow … Continue reading

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Street art in Ithaca New York

Tesla vs Edison depicted on an electrical box downtown…

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Hey East Coasters – this has been the hottest winter on record!

If you live on the East Coast of the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just released some statistics that may surprise you: Globally, this has been the hottest winter on record, topping the previous record (2007) … Continue reading

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White House announces Clean Energy Investment Initiative

The White House recently announced a new Clean Energy Investment Initiative at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Summit. The Obama administration is hoping to catalyze $2 billion of expanded private-sector investment to investigate and implement … Continue reading

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Demand Response, Behind-the-Meter Generation and Air Quality

The absence of up-to-date regulations on Behind the Meter (BTM) electric generators may offset the current efforts to reduce the emissions from peaking power plants. There is a need to quantify the environmental impacts of Demand Reduction programs in designing … Continue reading

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