Indiana electric DSM investigation: phase II report
2009 | The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission completed a three-year investigation into electric demand-side management with an order requiring its electric utilities to create energy efficiency programs that will achieve annual energy savings that equal 2 percent of retail electric sales within...
A Review and Analysis of Existing Studies of the Energy Efficiency Resource Potential in the Midwest
2009 | A Policy White Paper in Support of the Midwestern Governors Association Energy and Climate Change Platform.
Have recent studies of energy efficiency potential in the Midwest underestimated our efficiency resource? This paper reviews the results from energy efficiency potential studies...
Habits, Adjustments, or Acquisitions: What Behaviors Will Minnesotans Change to Stay Above Average?
2009 | At the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference (November 2009), Scott Pigg and Ingo Bensch presented preliminary findings from a field study that points to untapped opportunities for residential energy savings.
Energy efficiency and demand response potential for Iowa Municipal Utilities for the years 2012 and 2018
2009 | By 2012 Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities members could save 58.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electric energy per year, reduce peak electric demand by 14.5 megawatts (MW), and save 869,000 therms of natural gas/propane per year through cost-effective energy efficiency initiatives. These...
Campus Energy Independence: University of Wisconsin River Falls
2008 | In 2006, UW-River Falls was selected as one of four Wisconsin college campuses to participate in a pilot program to achieve energy independence by 2012. The Energy Center identified and analyzed the options for UW-River Falls to achieve this goal.
About the study
A university campus...
Farm Digester Progress in Wisconsin (part 2 of 2, BioCycle, December 2008)
2008 | This article by Joe Kramer and Larry Krom provides details on ten dairy digesters in the state, as described in the Wisconsin Agricultural Biogas Casebook.
Behavior Change for the Climate: Is the Public Thinking What We’re Thinking?
2008 | Presented by Ingo Bensch at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, California, November 19, 2008.
Woody Biomass Resource Assessment for Presque Isle Power Plant: Final Report
2008 | The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential supply of biomass suitable for use as fuel at the We Energies Presque Isle Power Plant. This study is part of a preliminary investigation into the possibility of converting the No. 4 boiler at Presque Isle from coal to wood fuel. (Joe...
Is Climate Change a Good Thing? Opportunities and Barriers to Using Climate Change to Motivate Efficiency
2008 | Public attitudes about climate change have implications for advocates of energy efficiency and climate-friendly actions. The Energy Center examined what current attitudes about climate change mean for the use of climate messages to motivate energy efficiency and for public education on the...
Communiques from the 2007 Midwest Energy Survey
2008 | Communiques from the 2007 Midwest Energy Survey.