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Georgia Power Has Failed to Achieve (or Pursue) Higher Efficiency Savings

Integrated Resource Planning is meant to find the least cost, most reliable, and least risky resources to meet customers' future energy needs. Unfortunately, Georgia Power sidelined energy efficiency in its most recent…

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Turning Point for Efficiency at Dominion Energy South Carolina

Efficiency savings at Dominion SC barely reach the regional average, falling far short of both the company's own program targets and national peers. But new resource planning requirements and greater Commission oversight…

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With Weak Efficiency Policies, It's A Challenging Path to Decarbonization in the Southeast

Eliminating energy waste is the most direct way to reduce carbon emissions. But utilities won't do it at scale unless regulators build strong policy foundations to grow energy efficiency in the Southeast.

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NC Carbon Plan Update: We Cannot Get Off Track Before We Even Begin

The NCUC must finalize its Carbon Plan by the end of 2022. Here's a summary of the process so far, and some key ways it appears to be breaking down.

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SACE’s Fourth Annual “Energy Efficiency in the Southeast” Report: Efficiency Key to Decarbonization

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, efficiency performance in the Southeast fell substantially in 2020. Utility commitments to decarbonize will fall short without substantially more energy efficiency and clear plans to…

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Efficiency Jobs Top All Others in Clean Energy – By A Lot!

The surprising fact is energy efficiency employs more than 2 million workers, which is over four times more jobs than solar, wind, coal, and fossil gas combined.

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The Pandemic Effect - Efficiency Performance and Energy Affordability Challenges in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic made energy bills even more unaffordable for families in the Southeast, while utility energy efficiency programs also took a hit. New data shows how the response taken by each…

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While Florida Lags, Local Voices Call for Higher Efficiency and Rules Reform

After nearly three decades of underinvestment, Florida is revising its energy efficiency rules. Local governments and thousands of citizens are calling on the PSC to embrace modern efficiency practices to boost the…

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TVA Lost Its Way on Energy Efficiency, Now It's Dragging Southeast Down and Pushing Customer Bills Up

TVA was once a symbol of progress, but in recent years has gutted its energy efficiency offerings. Instead of holding the Southeast back, it's time TVA embraced a bold new vision for…

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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…