energy efficiency


Gov Dayton State of the State 2016

Minnesota Continues its National Leadership on the Clean Power Plan

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

Last week Governor Dayton promised to veto any legislation blocking or slowing efforts related to the Clean Power Plan. He also stated that he would “like to see Minnesota’s dependence on coal eliminated” as soon as possible. Read more >

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Michigan Green Bank Could Attract Billions in Clean Energy Investment

, energy analyst

Our new analysis shows that by smartly using modest public investments, billions in private capital can be leveraged to drive significant growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read more >

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New Analysis Shows Minnesota Can Save Millions AND Cut Carbon Pollution

, energy analyst

A new UCS analysis released today shows that strengthening Minnesota’s commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency will drive billions in capital investments, reduce carbon emissions, and lead to significant cost savings on consumer electricity bills through 2030. Read more >

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Coupling Efficiency and Cleaner Energy: Energy Efficiency, Part 3

, Kendall Science Fellow

Energy efficiency can enable the use of cleaner energy resources, but there are some situations in which the interaction is more complex (as I noted earlier.) Let’s take a look at one instance in which they work together well, one instance in which policy alters this relationship, and one area that I’m starting to explore. Read more >

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In Michigan, Renewable Energy and Efficiency Take a Hit in Proposed Legislation

, energy analyst

After years of analysis and public input, months of hearings, and now weeks of political maneuvering, Michigan took a small step towards overhauling its energy policy last week when the House Energy Policy Committee approved its legislative proposal. Unfortunately, “E” for effort doesn’t cut it, and the proposal on the table falls short of what’s best for Michigan. The end result of this proposal would slow development of Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency resources and do little to ensure the state achieves Governor Snyder’s goal of 40 percent of Michigan’s energy demand from renewables and efficiency by 2025. Read more >

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