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The Impact of (and Problems with) Incentives and Loans

Ask Americans why they don’t do more to make their homes energy efficient, and every year the answer is “It’s too expensive.” Yet we know that most utilities in the United States offer rebates to directly address this barrier.

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Multifamily Policy and Program Horizons, and the Implications for Energy Efficiency Finance

Dollars; comfort; health: these are the benefits that energy efficiency and clean energy promise to deliver.

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International Experiences On Energy Efficiency

Whether the debate is on energy security, resilience, economic recovery, development or climate change, energy efficiency is of universal interest. However while this interest cuts across political, national and economic boundaries it is probably the only thing about energy efficiency that does. Globally energy efficiency activity is fragmented, piecemeal and generally speaking, difficult to scale.

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For Efficiency Programs to Reach Multifamily Affordable Housing, Focus on the Conventional Loan Process

Energy efficiency programs across the country are turning their attention to affordable housing in a major way. One important reason for this promising development is a new appreciation of the vast amounts of cost-effective efficiency available in affordable housing. This efficiency potential is a valuable energy resource for the utility system.

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In today’s world of real-time information and constant connectivity, a steady and reliable flow of electricity is critical to power our busy lives. Beyond powering our homes and businesses, electricity drives the economy, runs various forms of transportation, and connects our communities.

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On the Move with NASCSP

2015 has arrived and the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is poised to meet the challenges and exciting opportunities ahead.

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News & Notes

New research from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that about 6.5 million workers were employed in the global renewable energy industry in 2013, a 14% increase over 2012.

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Beltway Roundup

Washington, D.C., continues to plod along in this election year with a great deal of posturing, but not much in the way of real accomplishments.

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Question and Answer with Industry Experts

One way energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) is unique is its reliance on public–private partnerships to achieve success. The Energy Services Coalition (ESC), a network of experts working to increase energy efficiency through ESPC, embodies the public–private partnership approach.

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Energy Efficiency in the Midwest: What Do Actions in Indiana and Ohio Mean for the Rest of the Region?

Energy efficiency investment in the Midwest is projected to total more than $1.78 billion in 2014. Recent legislative actions in Indiana and Ohio mean that this investment will drop to an estimated $1.67 billion in 2015. But this isn’t the whole story.

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