Blog posts

08.09.18 | August 9, 2018 | by Steve Kihm CFA, Principal and Chief Economist, Seventhwave If regulators want to steer utility investment toward renewable, sustainable resources, and away from carbon-emitting types, they can apply basic investor value creation...
06.24.16 | June 24, 2016 | by Steve Kihm CFA, Principal and Chief Economist, Seventhwave Risk assessment can be a slippery concept. The U.S. financial market reaction to the decision of U.K. voters to leave the European Union shines a bright light on this...
12.02.15 | December 2, 2015 | by Jeannette LeZaks, Research Analyst, Seventhwave Leaders from around the world have convened in Paris this week to develop multilateral solutions for combating climate change. Potentially game-changing in scope, many are hoping...

Publications

12.12.16 | ACEEE 2016 paper by Steve Kihm, et al.
12.12.16 | By Elisabeth Graffy and Steven Kihm, Energy Law Journal, May 2014. Also download the article summary.
08.27.14 | By Steve Kihm, Energy Center of Wisconsin; Jim Barrett and Casey J. Bell, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (from ACEEE Summer Study proceedings, 2014) ABSTRACT There appears to be a consensus among energy efficiency advocates that...
09.20.12 | Tetra Tech and the Energy Center of Wisconsin conducted a scoping study of energy efficiency program incentives to help inform the discussion on rebate and incentive levels for statewide programs in Massachusetts and to support fourth quarter 2010...
09.20.12 | 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...
09.20.12 | 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...
09.20.12 | 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-...
09.20.12 | This technical and policy analysis was performed to determine the amount of energy use that can be displaced through efficiency programs and other initiatives. Prepared on behalf of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to inform program goals...
09.20.12 | Technical analysis of options for investment in energy efficiency and customer-sited renewable energy as an alternative to electric generation and natural gas usage prepared on behalf of the Governor's Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

Webinars

05.03.13 | What strategies will help us deliver on the economic and environmental promises of the Midwest’s energy policy? From a technical perspective, we’ll first take a look at untapped opportunities to achieve deeper energy savings through new construction...
04.26.10 | Watch the webinar on-demand: Three Midwestern states have been awarded $50 million under the recovery act to train a clean energy workforce. Federal, state and community programs will create unprecedented demand for energy efficiency in the short...
10.27.09 | Many energy efficiency advocates believe that revenue decoupling consistently removes the disincentive for utilities to promote energy efficiency. Finance principles suggest a more nuanced conclusion. Watch the webinar recording: In this webinar,...

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