Category: Energy Efficiency

Chairman of Ohio House Public Utilities Committee owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks

Representative Bill Seitz owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks while he led efforts to rollback Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards during his previous stint in the Ohio Senate. Rep. Louis Blessing III similarly owned ExxonMobil and Chevron stocks in 2015,...

/ March 29, 2017

Donald Trump once believed in clean energy, so what happened?

President Donald Trump is well known for his record of over the top attacks on clean energy, but properties managed by the Trump Organization have taken advantage of state energy efficiency incentives to save money and reduce their carbon dioxide...

/ March 4, 2017

Maine Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

In May 2015, Maine Governor Paul LePage proposed numerous changes to the state’s energy policy, including eliminating the state’s RES and shifting funds generated by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative away from energy efficiency programs. LePage also worked in 2013...

/ July 28, 2015

EEI President Says Energy Efficiency Is A Priority. Why Are His Members Then Working to Weaken State Efficiency Programs?

On Wednesday, Thomas Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association for investor-owned utilities in America, said, “energy efficiency is a priority for our business.” Kuhn continued by saying efficiency programs, “have been saving customers a lot...

/ January 22, 2015

Florida Regulators Weaken Energy Efficiency Goals for Utilities

The Florida Public Service Commission voted today to gut the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent for electric utilities (Duke Energy Florida, Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power Company, and Tampa Electric Company). Combined Residential & Commercial/Industrial Cumulative...

/ November 25, 2014

LEED Green Building Standards Attacked By Chemical and Timber Industries

The chemical and timber industries are working across the country to eliminate energy efficiency standards modeled on the latest version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the industry standard that is used in over 3.3 billion square feet...

/ November 17, 2014

Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Program Attacked

Last week, Arizona regulators filed a plan to eliminate the state’s energy efficiency program. The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) staff submitted the proposal on Tuesday and the five commissioners will vote on the plan. The ACC adopted the energy efficiency...

/ November 10, 2014