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What’s Behind Massachusetts and New York’s Top-Tier Ranking in State Energy Efficiency Scorecard?

What’s behind Massachusetts top ranking on the energy efficiency scorecard?  What can people learn from the ACEEE report and are there more ways to save on energy? Matthew Lanfear, CEO of Great Eastern Energy explains. On Oct. 21, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The … [Read more...]

2015 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: 20 States Rise and Massachusetts Reigns – But Just Barely

For the fifth year, Massachusetts has earned a #1 ranking on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, scoring 44 out of a possible 50 points. California, hot on the winner’s trail, was only half a point behind. Released earlier this week, the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard analyzes state … [Read more...]

Boston Takes Top Spot Again in City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Boston again took top place in the city energy efficiency scorecard, released last week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The capital of Massachusetts not only has its own energy efficiency initiatives, but also benefits from being part of a state that has been number one for four years running in a similar state … [Read more...]

ACEEE State Scorecard: Why Carrots Are Good

We do not live in a simple world. The US economy, especially, often gets to where it wants to go only by way of rules of the road so complicated that few businesses can operate without attorneys as chauffeurs. So it’s refreshing when a common sense idea, one that requires no new laws, regulations or codes, appears to have huge influence. Such is … [Read more...]

ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: Winners, Losers and What’s Next

Massachusetts for the third year won the Oscar of energy efficiency,  the top ranking in the annual scorecard  released Nov. 6 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. California was close behind, followed by New York, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Maryland, and Illinois. Started seven years ago by … [Read more...]

Best Places to Find Energy Efficiency Work: A Closer Look at the ACEEE City Scorecard

Boston ranked first for energy efficiency in the recent city scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. But when it comes to city projects, is Boston the best place for energy efficiency companies to find work or sell products? Perhaps not. ACEEE looked at a range of factors in evaluating, for the first time, how well the … [Read more...]

Good places to build microgrids in the US?

Microgrids are part of a growing ecosystem of "local energy" that allows individuals, cities and communities to build energy wealth. In the US, state rules heavily influence how well local energy thrives. A new scorecard by ​​the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), a national research and advocacy organization, ranks California, … [Read more...]

Massachusetts and California Rank High in Energy Democracy: Report

Massachusetts, California, New York and Illinois are the top four states for energy democracy, as ranked by their commitment to boosting community-level renewable energy, according to a second annual Community Power Scorecard. The scorecard, released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, names these states as stars because their energy … [Read more...]

Energy-as-a-Service Microgrids in the Real World

Energy leaders like Schneider Electric and Dynamic Energy Networks are partnering to make microgrids more feasible. This final selection from a new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Schneider Electric offers real-world examples of energy-as-a-service microgrids. Two significant players in the microgrid space — Schneider Electric … [Read more...]

Three Considerations When Choosing the Perfect Microgrid Partner

In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Mark Feasel, vice president, Electric Utility Segment & Smart Grid, Schneider Electric, discusses top considerations for choosing the ideal microgrid partner.  Urbanization, industrialization and digitization continue to shape our lives as new economies are built, and established economies are … [Read more...]