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June-July Public Policy Tracker: Energy Efficiency Funding Legislation, New York's Moreland Commission, and Obama on Appliance Standards

Revenue for energy efficiency programs is critical to achieving the energy savings goals in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.  While hydropower from Quebec grabbed the spotlight for legislators this session, both Connecticut and Maine enacted measures that should boost funding for the state’s energy efficiency programs.

Northeast Region Innovating to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in 2013

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are seeing unprecedented savings in electricity and natural gas use, thanks to a combined commitment to invest over $2.5 billion dollars in energy efficiency through 2013, according to NEEP's second annual...

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Policy Tracker--October 24 Edition

Presidential election aside, November brings many important state and federal policy developments for energy efficiency.  From state elections and energy efficiency plans, the Northeast states will be busy this month shaping energy and regulatory policy and NEEP will be there to provide you with context and analysis on what's to come. Here are some notable developments in energy efficiency policy that we're following:

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Roadmap to Zero Net Energy report now available, calls on the public sector to lead the charge

Developed by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and informed by stakeholders from around the region, the “Roadmap to Zero Net Energy Pubic Buildings” presents 5 steps states and municipalities can do now to make zero net energy public buildings (ZNEBs) a reality across the region within 15 years.

Posted In: Buildings

Proposed Transformer Standards Leave Efficiency Advocates Scratching their Heads

You may be surprised to hear that Distribution Transformers (which include the round barrel-looking devices on telephone poles) offer significant energy savings opportunities.  Although most transformers are quite efficient (efficiencies over 98%), the sheer volume of these deployed throughout the country...

NEEP Briefs U.S. Senate on Reducing Energy in Buildings

By Jim O'Reilly, Director of Public Policy

Policy Tracker

Our most recent Policy Tracker is available now.   Key developments include:

Final Legislative Developments in Connecticut, Maine, and New York RGGI Fight Continues in New Jersey and New York Noteworthy Reports: NRDC Report on Set-Top Boxes and Institute for Electric Efficiency on Codes and Standards...
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Solutions for the Set-Top Box Challenge?

Thanks to NRDC, a longtime partner of NEEP in helping to set new appliance efficiency standards, the challenge of energy waste from television set-top boxes-those ubiquitous devices that receive cable TV signals or digitally record TV shows-is receiving front-page news coverage.

Regional Emissions Plan Helps Northeast Shift to Clean Energy and Save Consumers Millions

How the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Is Helping the Northeast Shift to Clean Energy and Reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuels