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New Report Explores Financing as a Tool to Increase Energy Efficiency in Housing for Low- and Moderate-Income Households

8/11/2017

Energy Efficiency Financing for Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Current State of the Market, Issues and Opportunities, a report by Berkeley Lab released today by the State and Local Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network, explores the challenges and potential solutions for ramping up adoption of energy efficiency by low- and moderate-income households.

Annual DOE Report Finds that Wind Energy Is Being Sold at Record-Low Prices

8/8/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s "2016 Wind Technologies Market Report," which provides an annual overview of trends in the U.S.

Call for Applications: Analytical Support for State Public Utility Commissions on Distribution Utility Planning and Distributed Energy Resources

8/4/2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is initiating a three-year analytical support program for state public utility commissions (PUCs).

Webinar: New Study on Demand Charges Savings from Commercial Solar

Event Date: 8/16/2017 9:00am

We are pleased to announce the release of a new study, Exploring Demand Charge Savings from Commercial Solar, by Berkeley Lab and t

New Berkeley Lab annual report on state RPS policies

7/24/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report, an annual report by Berkeley Lab reviewing key trends in state renewables portfolio standards (RPS).

Webinar: Benchmarking Progress: Examining the Effectiveness of Benchmarking and Transparency Programs

Event Date: 7/31/2017 11:00am

On July 31, 2017, Natalie Mims and Steven Schiller will present on a free public webinar Berkeley Lab's recent report, Evaluation of U.S. Building Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Programs: Attributes, Impacts, and Best Practices. The report focuses on the 24 state and local jurisdictions that (as of Dec.

How should energy efficiency financing programs be assessed?

7/20/2017

In a technical brief released today, Berkeley Lab examines criteria for a comparative assessment of multiple financing programs for energy efficiency, developed through a statewide public process in California.

Webinar: State Performance-Based Regulation Using Multiyear Rate Plans for U.S. Electric Utilities

Event Date: 8/4/2017 10:00am

New report and webinar on performance-based regulation focuses on multiyear rate plan approach. 

New brief lays out program models for deeper savings through home energy upgrades

7/5/2017

A new brief by Berkeley Lab reveals success factors for home energy efficiency programs that achieve greater savings through multi-measure retrofits or major system upgrades. Keys to the House: Unlocking Residential Savings With Program Models for Home Energy Upgrades draws upon independent eva

Berkeley Lab report examines factors influencing community acceptance of wind energy

6/28/2017

A new Berkeley Lab report examines factors influencing community acceptance of wind energy, providing a synthesis of 30 years of research from North American wind projects.

Webinar: It's a matter of time: The value of five electric efficiency measures for meeting peak power needs

Event Date: 7/10/2017 11:00pm

Berkeley Lab presents a free webinar on July 10, 2017, to discuss a new report, Time-varying value of electric energy efficiency.

Webinar: Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Portfolios

Event Date: 6/29/2017 11:00am

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Berkeley Lab will host a new webinar in the series on Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) for Energy Efficiency: Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Portfolios

Berkeley Lab review of U.S. benchmarking and transparency programs documents energy savings based on results to date

5/5/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Berkeley Lab report, Evaluation of U.S. Building Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Programs: Attributes, Impacts, and Best Practices.

Final report summarizing results of eleven Smart Grid Investment Grant funded consumer behavior studies of time-based rates

5/4/2017

Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electric power industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects.

WEBINAR: Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization

Event Date: 5/31/2017 10:30am

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free webinar on May 31, 2017, to discuss a new report, Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization.

EM&V Webinar: Advances in Efficiency EM&V - DOE's Uniform Methods Project and M&V 2.0

Event Date: 5/23/2017 11:30am

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Berkeley Lab will host a new webinar in the series on Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) for Energy Efficiency: Advances in Efficiency EM&V: DOE's Uniform Methods Project and M&V 2.0.

New collaborative NREL/LBNL report analyzes wind's LCOE and wind turbine price drivers

4/25/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review. This report uses data from representative utility-scale projects commissioned in 2015 to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for land-based wind plants in the United States, and extrapolates U.S. offshore wind cost estimates using data from comparable European sites.

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