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New Regulatory Landscape Transforms Dominion's Energy Efficiency and IRP Requirements

After years of decline, Dominion Energy has turned a corner and is slowly increasing its annual efficiency savings - but the Public Service Commission is pushing the utility to move much faster…

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Efficiency Leadership for Duke Energy Now Hinges on Florida, IRP, and a Higher Standard of Comparison (Part 2)

Duke has outperformed its regional peers on efficiency for many years now, and in many ways is the best positioned to build on its past performance to reach new levels in the…

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Efficiency Leadership for Duke Energy Now Hinges on Florida, IRP, and a Higher Standard of Comparison (Part 1)

Duke Energy outperformed its regional peers on energy efficiency once again in 2019, but to be a leader on the national stage it must address shortcomings in Florida, pursue new program opportunities,…

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SACE's Third Annual "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" Report: A Solution to Multiple Crises

Just three utilities deliver ~75% of efficiency savings in the Southeast, while some of our biggest utilities do almost nothing. As COVID-19 and the climate crisis intensify energy inequity, we need efficiency…

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I'm In Hot Water With Santa!

Opting for an electric heat-pump hybrid water heater can add up to significant cost and energy savings plus curb your greenhouse gas emissions.

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Looking ahead: What climate and energy actions might we see in 2021?

UPDATE: The Georgia runoff elections on January 5, 2021, solidified Democrat control over the Senate by the slimmest margin of 50 to 50 with Vice President Harris poised to cast the tie…

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Will the Florida PSC Take This Opportunity to Reform Outdated Efficiency Practices?

The Florida PSC could miss a unique opportunity to modernize its outdated practices for setting energy efficiency goals. The outcome of the current rulemaking process is of critical importance for families, businesses,…

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2019 Rankings: High usage contributes to high electricity bills in Southeast

Last month, October, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released another year of utility-reported electricity data. The latest annual data is for the calendar year of 2019. Looking at the EIA's tabulation…

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Time for Florida to Join the 21st Century on Energy Efficiency

The Florida Public Service Commission's practices for setting energy efficiency goals date back to the early '90's. The practices are so bad that no other states rely on them for setting goals.…

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Florida Public Service Commission Approves Expanded Low-Income Efficiency Programs

On July 7, the Florida Public Service Commission rejected its own staff's recommendation, which would have blocked implementation of new and improved efficiency programs. The Commission also opened a rulemaking docket to…