As is so often the case with any form of legislation, each individual law represents a compromise built around a coalition of diverse forces. In the case of energy and electricity, one needs to look no further than the way most states reward regulated utilities for providing electricity. Each utility is allowed to make a return on its fixed-cost investments, for each unit of electricity sold, whic......Full article >>>
that utilities and regulators need to be able to treat energy efficiency as a supply side option. Then, we can allow utilities to create and manage a portfolio of energy efficiencies not unlike what we have done with renewables. In Vermont, they call this concept an Efficiency Utility or others call it a virtual power plant or negawatts.
In the case of the California energy crisis, the ......Full article >>>
Reduced demand for power plants, transmission lines and distribution centers
Reduced costs will stimulate economic development
Increased competitiveness of U.S. enterprises
Reduced emissions that contribute to national and international environmental problems
Creates opportunities for long-term jobs in general and energy efficiency industries in specific
......Full article >>>
of energy efficiencies, helping them identify the most appropriate for each customer.
This important change in energy policy would make the prime creator of electricity, i.e. U.S. utilities, an expert on its consumption. Then, utilities could really assist their manufacturing customers control costs in a time when global competitiveness is essential for U.S. industries.
......Full article >>>
Source:wistechnology.com By Stephen Heins 05/24/04Related biology technology :1
. Applied Technology Centers to aid printing and manufacturing2
. State campaign seeks to reverse negative perception of manufacturing work3
. Whither Wisconsin manufacturing in the new global economy?4
. GE Healthcare invests $37.5 million in Chinese bio-sciences manufacturing facility5
. UWs Waisman Center seeing strong demand for biomanufacturing facility time6
. EraGen gets $250,000 state loan to revamp manufacturing facility7
. Quick response manufacturing and biotech8
. Siemens health services president calls IT benefits unassailable9
. Miszewski touts benefits of IT integration10
. State criticized over BadgerNet 2 execution; some doubt benefits11
. Sensenbrenner and USPTO Director highlight benefits of technology transfer