Industrial Efficiency

Blog: Utility Standby Tariffs Are Standing in the Way of CHP Investments

By Bradford Weir, intern, in collaboration with Jennifer Kefer, Vice President of David Gardiner and Associates and Executive Director of the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency Energy efficiency allows manufacturers to boost profits and become more competitive by spending less on heat and power. However, industry efforts to improve energy efficiency face significant barriers in states with …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.

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.

Diverse Stakeholders Urge State Governors to Include Industrial Energy Efficiency in their State Compliance Plans

The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency joined 15 energy-efficiency, labor, business and environmental organizations to urge governors to capitalize on the largely untapped potential of industrial energy efficiency (IEE) to help meet state greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) targets in the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The interactive map below includes links to each letter sent to governors, …continue reading.

Industrial energy efficiency webinar offers guidance to states in efforts to comply with CPP

DGA hosted a webinar along with the Institute for Industrial Efficiency (IIP), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), on the role that industrial energy-efficiency can play in helping states comply with the upcoming Clean Power Plan. The webinar featured helpful tools for state policy makers as they look to developing …continue reading.

New report guides states on how to meet emission targets using CHP under the Clean Power Plan

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) provides a tremendous opportunity for states to save electricity, increase manufacturing competitiveness, and reduce emissions. This July 2015 report, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as a Compliance Option under the Clean Power Plan: A Template and Policy Options for State Regulators, is a key tool to guide to states as they …continue reading.

DGA highlights the ways CHP can help industry reduce costs, emissions

Did you know that the U.S. industrial sector produced almost 30% of the country’s overall emissions in 2012? While there has been a lot attention and activity paid to reducing emissions from the power and transportation sectors, the industrial sector has generally been overlooked. Jennifer Kefer, vice-president of DGA sat down with Energy Intelligence magazine …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 weighs in on design of GHG existing source rule

The Alliance submitted detailed feedback to EPA on the design of its anticipated 111(d) rule, a program to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Our letter highlights the carbon benefits of CHP and waste heat to power, demonstrates that these technologies are cost effective and adequately demonstrated, and profiles actions that states and utilities …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.