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Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Colorado event highlights economic and environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency for Gov. Hickenlooper and business leaders

By making buildings more energy efficient we can take advantage of the cheapest ‘energy resource’ out there. DGA, in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition (EEBC), organized an event highlighting the huge economic and environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency for Colorado’s Governor Hickenlooper and dozens of business leaders. The Governor toured an upgraded …continue reading.

Alliance for Industrial Efficiency Comments on the Proposed Rules for the RUS Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program

Introduction: The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Rural Utilities Service’s proposed Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program. The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency is a diverse coalition that includes representatives from the business, environmental, labor and contractor communities. We are committed to enhancing  manufacturing competitiveness and reducing emissions through industrial …continue reading.

Efficiency Boom: How Commercial Retrofits Can Power America’s Economic Recovery

DGA’s Ryan Hodum authored a memo released by the Progressive Policy Institute. This report calls for a national Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (following the lead of nearly half the states), a carbon price, full loan guarantees for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds, a tax deduction for 25% of the cost of an energy management system, …continue reading.

Green Buildings and the Finance Sector

Green Buildings and the Finance Sector: An Overview of Financial Institution Involvement in Green Buildings in North America is intended for financial institutions in the United States and Canada that are interested in becoming involved or have started to get involved with green buildings. It provides an overview of the relevant facts and issues related to green buildings, the roles …continue reading.

Three Pillars: A Comprehensive Approach to Setting Clean Energy Standards for the Electricity Sector

With the Energy Future Coalition, DGA released a report outlining a comprehensive approach to setting clean energy standards for the electricity sector. The report states that both an EERS and an RES can reduce the costs of a carbon cap, basically returning wholesale electricity prices in 2025 to where they would be without any cap …continue reading.