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Staying the Course: Despite Supreme Court Decision on Clean Power Plan, Progress Continues

Energy efficiency policies and programs are generally scaling up across the southwest
Staying the Course: Despite Supreme Court Decision on Clean Power Plan, Progress Continues
The Supreme Court recently took the unprecedented action of "staying" the Clean Power Plan prior to its review by the U.S. Court of Appeals. This means the Clean Power Plan will not go into effect while the litigation is pending. However, this does not mean that efforts to reduce the harmful carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will or should stop in southwest states or elsewhere. Nor does it mean that efforts to accelerate cost-effective energy efficiency improvements will or should slow ... More
 

Utilities are Heading Upstream to Increase Energy Efficiency

Utilities are Heading Upstream to Increase Energy Efficiency
Midstream utility energy efficiency programs provide utility-funded incentives to equipment distributors and contractors to stock and sell energy efficient measures, such as commercial lighting products and heating and cooling equipment. By contrast, downstream programs pay incentives directly to consumers or businesses that purchase energy-efficient products. SWEEP has discussed the advantages of upstream and midstream program designs over traditional downstream designs here. Programs... More
 
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