Energy Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency: A Regional Legacy of Transformation
by Sandy Levine

In the past 25 years, our lives have become increasingly “plugged in.” We have an ever-increasing number of devices in our lives, our homes, and our offices that use electricity. What is amazing is that with our foresight and work during this same time period, our region now uses energy efficiently more than ever – reducing…

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Reason to Believe In Taking Action on Global Warming
by Seth Kaplan

Climate Scientist Katherine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian who sees her work and the need to protect the earth as deeply consistent with her faith. Read all about her at Climate Central.  Buy her book, co-written with her husband who, like Dr. Hayhoe, is a Professor at Texas Tech. He is also the Pastor of…

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Regional Greenhouse Gas program is a win for the economy and environment – so let’s do more!
by Seth Kaplan

A study released today documents the powerful benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – the nation-leading effort by Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants while building up energy efficiency and clean energy efforts in the states. The study found that RGGI created $1.6 Billion in net economic…

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Mainers Want Energy Efficient and Clean Electricity
by Greg Cunningham

                Wouldn’t it be great if Maine law required that our power companies must save their customers money by investing in the cheapest form of energy, known as energy efficiency, while simultaneously ensuring that the sources of power sold in Maine increasingly come from clean, renewable energy sources?  If you agree, you are not alone.…

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Want to make America more efficient? Here is a job for you.
by Seth Kaplan

Obviously, we here at the Conservation Law Foundation think that crafting and advocating for environmental solutions is a very important thing to be doing and that when we have a job opening that the best, smartest, most tenacious and brightest folks should apply. However, we know that we are part of a much larger network…

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Attempt to undermine RGGI fails
by Seth Kaplan

RGGI, the regional program to regulate emissions of Carbon Dioxide (the primary pollutant causing global warming) from power plants, like all sophisticated auctions and markets can only function if critical “insider” information is kept confidential.