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  • Groundbreaking Energy-Plus-Health Playbook Released

    July 10, 2019 — E4TheFuture is pleased to announce a new resource, the Energy-Plus-Health Playbook. This new document responds to a changing paradigm where both energy efficiency (EE) and health care sectors face major challenges and opportunities to improve customer engagement and better manage costs. The 84-page Playbook offers insights and examples of collaborations that combine EE and health resources.
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  • New Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Practices

    ACEEE Publishes Topic Brief on Database of State Efficiency Screening Practices

    July 6, 2019 — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has issued a brief on the Database of State Efficiency Screening Practices (DSESP). The database is a project of the National Efficiency Screening Project, which is coordinated by E4TheFuture.
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  • Read the NSPM Quarterly for Essential News

    June 18, 2019 — E4TheFuture, coordinator of the National Efficiency Screening Project, announced the second NSPM Quarterly, a publication about the National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM) and a related state database. Milestones include the first commission order taking key steps toward implementing NSPM recommendations, and an imminent launch of NSPM’s next major phase.

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  • NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

    Energy Efficiency and Emerging Technology: How State Programs Can Drive Innovation and Deliver Benefits

    June 14, 2019 — A webinar presented by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on June 13 is now available on NARUC’s YouTube channel. E4TheFuture’s Pat Stanton is among the expert panelists who explored how state energy efficiency programs can be used to advance emerging technologies like energy storage while delivering benefits to ratepayers and the grid.
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  • Energy efficiency workforce

    Sign-On to Preserve Funding for Efficiency Programs

    Please sign on to this important letter by midnight on 4/30/19, asking Congress for continued support for residential efficiency, including critical funding for:

    –Home Performance with Energy Star
    –Weatherization Assistance Program
    –Residential Buildings Integration
    –State Energy Program (SEP)
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  • ACEEE paper analyzing Pennsylvania energy efficiency jobs

    New Paper: Pennsylvania Could Add 30K Jobs by Lifting Artificial Caps on Efficiency Investments

    April, 2019 — Paper by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

    New ACEEE research supported by E4TheFuture reveals how Pennsylvania could gain at least 30,000 jobs and save $6.4 billion. Families and businesses can save over 90,000 GWh of electricity if proposed House and Senate bills successfully remove caps on efficiency spending. Pennsylvania lags behind efficiency savings achieved in neighboring Maryland, Ohio, and New York; by passing legislation to lift caps, the Commonwealth can catch up and benefit for years to come.
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  • NSPM Quarterly - news for cost-effectiveness testing and assessment - March 2019 Inaugural Edition

    Now Available: The NSPM Quarterly

    March 18, 2019 — E4TheFuture, coordinator of the National Efficiency Screening Project, announces publication of the project’s inaugural NSPM Quarterly, for updates about the National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM). The March edition comprises four pages of essential news, plus links to events and resources.
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  • New Paper: Florida Could Add 135K Jobs by Embracing Five Policies

    February, 2019 — White paper by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

    New ACEEE research supported by E4TheFuture shows that Florida could bolster energy efficiency policies to gain 135,000 jobs. Energy efficiency is an economic powerhouse that added more U.S. jobs in 2017 than any other part of the clean energy economy. Florida is home to many of these efficiency jobs, ranking fourth nationwide. Yet significant opportunities remain untapped.
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  • MCAN MLPs Scorecard

    First-Ever Massachusetts Municipal Utilities Scorecard Published

    January, 2019 — E4TheFuture provided support for the first-ever “report card” of Municipal Light Plant (MLP) performance. In Massachusetts, 41 municipal electric utilities supply 14 percent of all electricity used. The Massachusetts Climate Action Network thoroughly examined key aspects of these MLPs through the lens of clean energy and climate. Areas covered include energy efficiency programs, power procurement, transparency, and plans to reduce emissions. The top five: Belmont, Concord, Braintree, Holyoke, and West Boylston. (more…)

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  • Planet Philadelphia radio interview Green Jobs Pennsylvania Energy Coordinating Agency

    Planet Philadelphia Episode on Green Jobs Features Pat Stanton

    January, 2019 — E4TheFuture’s Pat Stanton spoke with WGGT-LP 92.9 FM, Germantown Community Radio, in a show originally broadcast on January 18th and now available as a podcast. The show, Planet Philadelphia, also features Walter Yakabosky, Director of Training at Philly’s Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) and Ashley Bowman, Jobs Development Coordinator at ECA.

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  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

    July 21-24, 2019
    Summer Policy Summit
    Indianapolis, IN

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  • New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE)

    July 24, 2019
    Women Shaping the Agenda
    Boston, MA

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  • Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

    July 29-August 1, 2019
    Grid Evolution Summit
    Washington, DC

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  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

    August 12-15, 2019
    Summer Study on EE in Industry
    Portland, OR

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  • IEPEC

    August 19-22, 2019
    International Energy Program
    Evaluation Conference

    Denver, CO

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  • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

    August 27-29, 2019
    2019 NEEP Summit: Electrification Northeast Symposium
    Brooklyn, NY

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  • National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

    September 15-18, 2019
    National Meeting
    Manhattan Beach, CA

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  • Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA)

    September 26-27, 2019
    PA Energy Efficiency Conference
    Harrisburg, PA

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  • Building Performance Association

    September 30-October 1, 2019
    Pennsylvania Home Performance Conference and Trade Show
    State College, PA

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  • National Energy Efficiency Day 2019

    October 2, 2019
    We are proud to be an #EEDay2019 partner.
    Join us!

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  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

    October 15-17, 2019
    National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource
    Minneapolis, MN

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  • Multi User MIcrogrids News

    White Paper: Multi-User Microgrid Deployment

    November, 2018 — White paper by NECEC and the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy.

    Multi-User Microgrids: Obstacles to Development and Recommendations for Advancement, published with support from E4TheFuture, explores seven key barriers limiting multi-user microgrid development, as well as potential solutions. The paper focuses primarily on the northeast United States.

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  • Non-Wires Alternatives Case Studies 2018

    New Report Documents NWA Projects

    November, 2018 — Report by E4TheFuture, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA).

    Non-Wires Alternatives: Case Studies from Leading U.S. Projects provides fresh insight on how Non-Wires Alternatives can use distributed energy resources—including energy efficiency, demand response, solar, storage and microgrids—as least-cost energy solutions. The report profiles 10 industry-leading NWA projects of different sizes and types across the U.S.

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  • Connecticut Gains Clean Energy Leadership

    November 8, 2018 — Congratulations to advanced energy winners in states like Connecticut, where mid-term voters spoke to usher in a new era of positive change! Governor-Elect Ned Lamont is a clean energy and energy efficiency champion we can count on. Lamont has pledged to “support our state’s Energy Efficiency Fund and Green Bank” and to “never support a budget that raids these programs.”

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  • Patricia Stanton wins KEEA Energy Champion award for thought leadership

    Pat Stanton Honored with KEEA Vanguard Award

    October 26, 2018 — We are delighted to announce that E4TheFuture’s policy director is the recipient of an Energy Champion award from Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) in Philadelphia. The energy efficiency advocacy organization chose Pat for its annual Vanguard Award because she is consistently at the forefront of change in energy efficiency policy. (more…)

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  • Pat Stanton presents on EESI panel legislative briefing Energy Efficiency Jobs in America

    Energy Efficiency Jobs Briefing

    October 25, 2018 — Briefing on Energy Efficiency Jobs in the USA

    E4TheFuture partnered with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) to present a panel in Washington, DC for legislative staff, also open to the public.

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    2.25 Million Energy Efficiency Jobs in U.S.

    September, 2018 — Report by E4TheFuture and E2.

    Energy Efficiency Jobs in America illustrates how energy efficiency is one of the nation’s biggest employers, a workforce of 2.25 million Americans. The report explores job distribution beyond the top ten states in detail, finding more than 300,000 rural Americans and 35 percent of all U.S. energy workers are among the “faces of energy efficiency.”

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  • Massachusetts State House

    Massachusetts: Governor Signs Legislation to Expand Energy Efficiency

    August, 2018 — An Act to Advance Clean Energy was signed into law Thursday, August 9. With this advance, Massachusetts becomes the first state to integrate a comprehensive set of energy efficiency goals to eliminate programmatic silos. (more…)

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  • Maryland Efficiency Key to Grid of the Future

    Maryland energy experts to officials: Efficiency is key to Maryland’s clean energy future

    April 19, 2018 — Marylanders who work in the growing energy efficiency sector are calling on public officials to incorporate efficiency and demand management into plans for modernizing Maryland’s electric grid and building a clean energy future for the state.
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  • city non wires alternatives clean energy

    SEPA and PLMA Seek Non-Wires Alternative Projects

    April 2, 2018 — The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA), with funding from E4TheFuture, have launched an industry-wide call for nominations to compile knowledge and experiences of those working on non-wire alternatives (NWA) projects.

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  • Worcester Community Clean Energy Project

    MassCEC Announces Community Microgrids Program Awards

    February 21, 2018 — E4TheFuture’s Worcester project was among fourteen selected by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Community Microgrids Program for feasibility study funding. The $75,000 grants will help set the stage for the Commonwealth to “meet a range of objectives, including greenhouse gas emission reductions, economic development, community resilience, energy cost reductions and clean energy integration,” stated Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton in the announcement. (more…)

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  • Clean Energy Credit Union Launch gains support from E4TheFuture

    E4TheFuture Backs Clean Energy Credit Union Launch

    November 13, 2017 — The nation’s first-ever Clean Energy Credit Union (CECU) received critical startup funding: E4TheFuture has granted $50,000 seed funding and an initial savings account for $100,000 to help capitalize and accelerate the implementation of the groundbreaking credit union.
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  • Signatories Join E4TheFuture in Comments to FERC

    November 2, 2017 — Nearly 220 groups and individuals signed on to E4TheFuture’s comments requesting that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) keep wholesale markets fuel and technology neutral.
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  • Energy efficiency clean power leadership

    Five Exceptional Leaders Join E4TheFuture’s Board of Directors

    October 30, 2017 — E4TheFuture welcomes top clean energy experts, today announcing the addition of five leaders to its board: David W. Cash, Julie Fox Gorte, David L. O’Connor, Mary Stewart, and Nidhi Thakar.
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  • NECEC Green Tie Gala

    Stephen Cowell Honored as “Decade of Influence” Recipient

    October 27, 2017 — E4TheFuture’s President Stephen Cowell was honored by the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) with a Decade of Influence award last night at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. Steve’s tuxedo was complemented by his signature “Green Tie Gala” shoelaces.
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  • National Energy Efficiency Day

    EEDay2017: Wildly Successful!

    October 25, 2017 — The results are in! E4TheFuture’s “Faces of EE” initiative sparked fresh ideas and brought enormous value to the second annual Energy Efficiency Day celebration on October 5th. #EEDay2017 trended nationwide all day, with E4TheFuture among the top twelve “tweeters.” Marketing statistics: total reach 12.3 million; Twitter impressions 21.7 million.
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  • National Standard Practice Manual Published

    May 18, 2017 — E4TheFuture, coordinator of the National Efficiency Screening Project, announces publication of the National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM).
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  • Energy efficiency programs support U.S. jobs, help families

    May 3, 2017 — National energy efficiency programs protect vulnerable families and should not be cut. E4TheFuture’s Steve Cowell and the Home Performance Coalition’s Brian Castelli carry the message to Capitol Hill today with more than 2,400 signatures representing 1,125 organizations & companies.
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    Sign-On Letter: Federal Budget

    Please consider signing on to this important letter by midnight on 4/21/17, asking Congress for continued support for residential efficiency, including critical funding for:

    Home Performance with Energy Star
    Energy Star Homes
    Home Energy Score
    Weatherization Assistance Program
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    Message to FERC: Energy Efficiency Belongs in Wholesale Markets

    February 16, 2017 — Over 200 groups and individuals sign on to E4TheFuture’s comments as FERC begins addressing participation barriers.
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  • Energy Efficiency Jobs

    1.9 Million Energy Efficiency Jobs in U.S.

    December, 2016 — Report by Environmental Entrepreneurs and E4TheFuture.

    “Energy Efficiency Jobs in America” analysis finds that energy efficiency is one of the nation’s biggest job sectors, employing more than 1.9 million Americans. Small business employs the vast majority of workers.

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  • Occupant health benefits residential energy efficiency

    Occupant Health Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency

    November, 2016 — White paper by Tohn Environmental Strategies team, with Foreword by E4TheFuture.

    The paper builds understanding and access to relevant data that can support inclusion of health impacts as a public benefit of energy efficiency.

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  • Sunrise New Leadership

    E4TheFuture Welcomes Two New Directors

    September 7, 2016 — E4TheFuture today announces the completion of its core team with the hiring of two senior staffers: Director of State Policy Susan Buchan and Director of Clean Energy Valuation Julie Michals.
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  • Webinar Recording: National Energy Efficiency Registry

    August 11, 2016 — Shaping the Tradability of U.S. Energy Efficiency: Outreach to Minnesota stakeholders on the National Energy Efficiency Registry (NEER). This webinar seeks to inform participants about the intended functionality, governance, and benefits of the NEER.
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  • Regional Energy Markets: Do Inconsistent Governance Structures Impede U.S. Market Success?

    July, 2016 — White paper by E4TheFuture and Synapse Energy Economics.

    What is the current status of the role of new technologies and distributed resources in wholesale U.S. electricity markets?

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  • Solar Energy

    Facilitating Utility-Solar Collaboration on Net Metering in New York

    April 25, 2016 — As an ambitious proceeding intended to revolutionize the electricity marketplace in New York State, “Reforming the Energy Vision,” has generated a lot of filings, but none more noteworthy than the one submitted last week . . .

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  • Keeping the Lights on With Clean Green Energy

    Keeping the Lights on with Clean, Green Energy

    June 9, 2016 — E4TheFuture, E2 and CABA convened a panel discussion/business luncheon to address: “Can we support our growing economy with a combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency? Do we need more natural gas, or are there safer cost-effective solutions? What is the role of offshore wind and is it price competitive? (more…)

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  • Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions

    E4TheFuture Joins ACES-MA, the Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions

    Spring, 2016 — ACES is a “coalition of coalitions” comprised of business groups, clean energy companies, environmental organizations, health and consumer representatives dedicated to advancing clean energy for Massachusetts.

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  • Regional Energy Markets

    Residential Energy Efficiency Industry Gains Support

    December 17, 2015 — The Home Performance Coalition and E4TheFuture today announced that the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) has received policy and research funding from E4TheFuture.

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