Public Utility Commissions can spur decarbonization by expanding their mandate to include climate.
This blog explores how efficiency and demand management can smooth over some of the challenges of the renewable energy transition.
Why electrification needs energy efficiency: part II of the “Efficiency With” building energy blog series.
To achieve rapid, meaningful decarbonization, we need to shift the way we think about buildings and the role of energy efficiency.
Partnerships are powerful. From multinational climate change efforts down to neighborhood recycling and composting initiatives, combining skills and capacity makes any undertaking more manageable. For cities looking to take meaningful climate action, partnering with their utilities is a smart strategy. Take the city of Denver, Colorado for example. Denver recently entered into a formal partnership with … Continued
The report helps cities and utilities evaluate partnership agreements to meet climate and energy goals.
Diversity in perspective is key to robust decision-making. Bringing together a robust set of stakeholders to workshop a problem can uncover new solutions that might have not been otherwise identified. This holds true in many areas, but especially in regulatory environments, where affordability, environmental concerns, resilience, public health and safety, and equity of access may … Continued
Growing numbers of local governments, such as cities and counties, have identified benefits from working with public utility commissions (PUCs or commissions) to further their goals around clean energy, resilience, and affordability. For local government staff, elected officials, and the communities they serve, this document identifies the opportunities and benefits of working with commissions on … Continued
Why should cities add engaging with their state public utilities commission (PUC) to their list of responsibilities?
Improving the efficiency of new and existing buildings is a crucial strategy for cities and states that are charting a path to decrease carbon emissions and meet ambitious climate goals. But what about the materials that are being used to construct and retrofit buildings? Fabricating the materials that comprise buildings—like concrete, steel, and windows—also releases … Continued