April 1, 2014
Citigroup Says the ‘Age of Renewables’ Has Begun
Investment banking giant Citigroup has hailed the start of the "age of renewables" in the United States, the world’s biggest electricity market, saying that solar and wind energy are becoming competitive with natural gas peaking and baseload plants.
In a major new analysis released last week, Citi says the big decision-makers within the U.S. power industry are focused on securing low-cost power, fuel diversity and stable cash flows, and this is drawing them to the increasingly attractive economics of solar and wind.
December 27, 2013
5 Major Companies that Went Solar in 2013
Don’t think solar can save you or your community money? Guess again. In today’s cut-throat economy, businesses rarely act without thinking in their bottomline’s best interest. Solar power was once considered uneconomical and was something championed only by environmentalists or hippies, but those days are long gone; corporate boardrooms around the world have embraced it as a solid, money-saving investment. Check out the companies below to find out who has made the business-savvy decision of adding solar to cut costs, while shrinking their carbon footprints. If going solar is a smart decision for these guys, you should consider finding out how Mosaic can help you save money with solar.
December 22, 2013
Clean Energy Presents "Perfect Storm" for Utilities
22 December 2013
A new report from UBS finds that renewable energy and energy storage are together presenting a "perfect storm" for big utilities. The declining cost of solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle technologies threaten to upend centralized electricity generation, putting the utility business model in jeopardy. Grid parity has already been achieved in certain parts of the world where conventional electricity rates are high and renewable resources are plentiful.
December 12, 2013
Recognizing the Full Value
of Energy Efficiency
(What’s Under the Feel-Good Frosting of the
World’s Most Valuable Layer Cake of Benefits)
Jim Lazar and Ken Colburn
December 2, 2013
Economic Opportunities Studies
On-Bill Repayment for Home Energy Efficiency
The Benefits and the Risks
Leah Burcat and Meg Power, PhD
November 6, 2013
ACEEE: MASSACHUSETTS MOST ENERGY-EFFICIENT STATE IN 2013 WITH CALIFORNIA CLOSE BEHIND AT #2, MISSISSIPPI IS MOST IMPROVED
5 States Most Needing Improvement: ND, WY, SD, AK, MS
5 Most Improved States: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV
WASHINGTON, D.C., (November 6, 2013): Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states—including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia—taking major steps that moved them up the ranks in the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). For the first time in the history of the State Scorecard, the 2013 ranking of the states is being released with the participation of a U.S. Department of Energy secretary, Dr. Ernest Moniz, along with a top elected official of a state, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
ACEEE 2013 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard:
Energy Innovation Conference – 2013
Power Point Presentations – September 3, 2013
- Judge Richard Anderson: Energy Production and the Challenge of the Future
- John Ashe: Utility Programs in Texas & Arkansas: Helping to Meet Future Energy Needs, by Reducing Costs & Building Local Economies
- Ray Beavers: Shaping the Future with Energy Innovation
- Dub Taylor: State Energy Conservation Office – Energy Innovation Conference
- Gary Bristow: Estes McClure and Associates – Harvest the Energy Savings of Low-Hanging Fruit
- Kim Stoker: CPS Energy – Moving Towards a More Sustainable Energy Future
- Bob Manning: Key Elements of a Successful Energy Management Program
- Kirk Johnson – Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, Irving, TX