News & Events

Financing Efficiency for City-Owned Buildings: New brief covers debt treatment options


Energy upgrades for city-owned buildings can reduce energy bills, increase worker productivity and comfort, and contribute toward air pollution reduction goals. But energy projects often need to be financed, and some cities want to avoid adding debt to their balance sheet.

Berkeley Lab Releases Tracking the Sun 10


We are pleased to announce the 10th edition of Berkeley Lab's annual Tracking the Sun report.

Webinar-Berkeley Lab's "Utility-Scale Solar 2016" finds solar power increasingly competitive

Event Date: 10/11/2017 10:00am

We are pleased to announce the release of Berkeley Lab's Utility-Scale Solar 2016, which presents analysis of empirical project-level data from the U.S.

Webinar Series on Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) for Energy Efficiency: Technical Reference Manuals (TRMs) for Energy Efficiency Evaluation Measurement and Verification

Event Date: 10/3/2017 11:30am

Please join us for the eleventh in a series of webinars designed to support states considering and implementing EM&V activities to document energy savings and other impacts of energy efficiency programs.

Come see Berkeley Lab and DOE at Solar Power International


Going to the Solar Power International (SPI) conference this year? So are we, supported by the DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office.

New journal article in Nature Energy estimates $88 billion in historical health and environmental benefits of wind and solar energy


We are pleased to announce a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Energy, focused on the benefits of wind and solar energy in reducing air pollution emissions.

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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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