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Energy Center helps Indiana set strong energy efficiency goals

Dec 13, 2009 — The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission relied in part on the Energy Center as its independent technical consultant to establish a strong policy and program framework for achieving greater energy efficiency. The goals it established are similar to policies adopted by the Wisconsin Governor's... MORE

New research on in-home energy savings presented at Behavior Change Conference

Nov 16, 2009 — At the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference in Washington D.C., Energy Center researchers Scott Pigg and Ingo Bensch presented preliminary findings from a field study that points to untapped opportunities for residential energy savings. Funded by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the... MORE

Geothermal Study Finds Savings in Costs and Emissions

Oct 11, 2009 — A 2009 study of the economic and emissions savings of geothermal heat pumps shows significant cost savings in commercial applications and longer-term savings in residential applications. The study took updated information on costs, technology and incentive factors into account in assessing... MORE

Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Sep 14, 2009 — Tom Content from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on results from several recent studies from the Energy Center and ACEEE that highlight the environmental benefits of energy efficiency. MORE

Burning Waste Wood to Generate Electricity

Sep 11, 2009 — Steve Kihm, Joe Kramer and Sean Weitner provided testimony at a Public Service Commission hearing on Xcel Energy's proposal to burn wood residues in its Bay Front generating plant in Ashland, Wisconsin. Tom Content from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on questions raised by utility proposals... MORE

John Viner Makes Regular Appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio

Sep 09, 2009 — Mark your calendar for the second Thursday of every other month as Energy Center Senior Project Manager John Viner will be a regular guest on Larry Meiller's talk show on Wisconsin Public Radio. John is an expert in high performance homes and will answer questions from the public on renovation... MORE

Consulting Approach to Home Performance Contracting

Sep 02, 2009 — The Energy Center's annual residential building and remodeling event, the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference, was featured in the Sep/Oct 2009 issue of Home Energy Magazine. MORE

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