Energy Efficiency

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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.

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This blog helps you save energy and the environment
by Seth Kaplan

The ace web/online/blog/communications folks at CLF have installed the WordPress plug-in version of Online Leaf on this blog so if you are reading it and don’t do anything for a minute your screen will go black, reducing the electricity consumption of your computer. Not a big deal but an important reminder of all the many…

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Free Money! (Ok sort of: rebates for energy efficient appliances)
by Seth Kaplan

As implementation of the energy efficiency funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to roll forward a window is about to open that will allow buyers of energy efficient appliances to receive substantial rebates. There is real concern that these programs could prove so popular that the window for getting the rebates will…

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Furnace Efficiency is Sexy !!
by Seth Kaplan

If President Obama can make the case that “insulation is sexy stuff” in a moment captured on video then we can say that providing the residents of Massachusetts with the chance to save money while staying warm in the winter is sexy as well. The situation is simple – the federal government sets minimum efficiency…

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Efficiency – a critical resource that works
by Seth Kaplan

In a blog post that follows up on a New York Times newspaper story about the groundbreaking McKinsey report on the enormous opportunity for energy efficiency as a resource for tackling global warming there is a nice discussion of the statewide energy efficiency utility in Vermont. A few key points about the McKinsey report: The…