Energy Efficiency

Blog: Over 100 Businesses Urge Congress to Continue Funding Critical Energy Efficiency Programs

By Jennifer Kefer, Vice President of David Gardiner and Associates and Executive Director of the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency, a project of DGA. This blog post originally appeared in Breaking Energy. The President’s budget template, which slashes the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 32% and eliminates voluntary programs, including the agency’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) …continue reading.

Blog: Industrial Energy Efficiency Would Make American Manufacturing More Competitive

By: Jennifer Kefer, Vice President of David Gardiner and Associates and Executive Director of the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency President Trump has vowed to make American companies and manufacturing stronger and more competitive. However, on March 28, the President signed an executive order, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” beginning the process of rolling back …continue reading.

VAEEC Featured Member of the Month

David Gardiner & Associates has been featured as the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council Member of the Month for October. The article highlights a new report by the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency (a project of DGA), which finds that Virginia could reduce carbon emissions by over 2.5 million tons annually by 2030 from industrial energy efficiency. You can read the full feature here.

Alliance for Industrial Efficiency Releases State Industrial Efficiency Ranking

The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency, a project of DGA, released an exciting new report that ranks states on their potential for industrial energy efficiency and CHP/WHP to reduce carbon emissions. The report – State Ranking of Potential Carbon Dioxide Emission Reductions through Industrial Energy Efficiency – demonstrates that states could help the industrial sector seize …continue reading.

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.

Power Forward 2.0: Fortune 500 moving ahead on Climate and Clean Energy

Released today, Power Forward 2.0: How American Companies Are Setting Clean Energy Targets and Capturing Greater Business Value, reports how America’s largest companies are jumping on the clean energy bandwagon and saving more than $1 billion a year. This second annual report from DGA, Calvert Investments, Ceres, and the World Wildlife Fund, finds that 43 …continue reading.

Alliance urges Tennessee Valley Authority to include CHP and WHP in 2015 Integrated Resource Plan

Today, the Alliance urged the Tennessee Valley Authority to include measures to increase deployment of combined heat and power and waste heat to power in its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, which establishes TVA’s power generation strategy. TVA’s stated goal is to establish a “cleaner and more secure energy future, relying more on nuclear power and …continue reading.

Alliance tells Colorado Public Utilities Commission to require a stronger Recycled Energy incentive

Today, the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted a letter of interest to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) highlighting shortcomings in and suggesting changes to the Public Service Company of Colorado’s (PSCo’s) recycled energy incentive. The incentive is designed to encourage recycled energy (i.e., waste heat to power) projects in the state; however, as written, …continue reading.

Alliance Supports New Iowa Standby Rate Proposal

Yesterday, the Alliance filed a letter before the Iowa Utilities Board supporting a proposed rider by MidAmerican Energy on standby rates imposed by the utility on distributed generators, including those providing combined heat and power (CHP). While standby rates are needed to allow utilities to recover costs they incur to provide supplemental, backup and maintenance …continue reading.

Alliance’s Kefer highlights benefits of CHP and WHP in testimony to EPA on GHG regs for existing power plants

Today, Alliance Program Manager, Jennifer Kefer, testified at one of 11 public listening sessions EPA is holding to solicit suggestions for its forthcoming greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants (“The 111(d) Rule”). Her comments emphasized CHP and waste heat to power’s (WHP’s) substantial environmental and economic benefits and urged EPA to adopt a system-wide …continue reading.