Green Initiatives Articles

Energy Efficiency Can be Unlocked with Behavioral Science

Utilities put significant investment in energy efficiency programs, but only 40 percent of consumers participate in energy efficiency opportunities that would reduce their bill, even if they are struggling to pay their bills. Despite the sensibility of participating...

Solar Energy: A Path to the Future

Solar energy prices have seen a sustained decrease – it once cost 20 times as much as coal to generate the same amount of energy with solar panels. However, the price dropped by more than 90 percent and is now comparable to fossil fuels. Solar distributed energy...

Observing Energy Efficiency Day

Energy Efficiency Day will be observed Oct. 2, raising awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency in lowering consumer costs, alleviating demand on the grid and improving health. Buildings in the United States use nearly 40 percent of total energy, including 68...

Energy Infrastructure Impacted by Age

Most energy customers don’t think about the electricity and natural gas that powers their appliances and heats and lights their home – unless there’s a problem. Given the age and condition of our energy infrastructure, the problems compound every year. Through the...