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What’s in A Name?

At the last Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) stakeholders meeting (see my earlier post here), the issue of what will happen to the program’s name when it transitions from the EPA to DOE came up. 525 more words


Resource growth can't keep up with demand growth

Just in case you aren’t convinced that energy efficiency is important, take a look at this article in Transmission and Distribution World. The North American Electric Reliability Corp. 131 more words


Energy Generation vs. Energy Efficiency

In his last post Mike touched on a very important issue: When you talk about going ‘green’ with energy there are two sides to the coin, generation and efficiency. 133 more words

Peter Welch on Home Star

Speaking of good energy policy, I recently visited Washington, DC with more than 100 contractors from around the country to help educate Congress about the potential for Home Star.  78 more words

Biomass Energy Salvation?

There’s some chatter, including in this weekend’s NY Times, about a Massachusetts Forest Watch report calling biomass energy a “false solution”.  Many in the biomass industry and others refute that study.  260 more words


Insulation is Sexy

President Obama said in a speech last week that “insulation is sexy.”  For those of us in the business, this was obvious, but we were still glade to hear it.  125 more words