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Energy Begins at Home

Energy Begins at Home

During the second day’s last plenary session, panelists again hit upon the need to ramp up EE programs. But rather than just speaking in generalities, they focused on one specific type of EE work, namely home retrofits, and outlined several strategies to bring in bigger numbers. The obstacles can seem tremendous. Chandler von Schrader, an [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: Pete Curtice – OPOWER

Pete Curtice from the software firm OPOWER talks with Midwest Energy News correspondent Brian Rogal about how technology can get people more engaged in monitoring their electricity use. [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: Merrian Fuller – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Midwest Energy News correspondent Brian Rogal talks with Merrian Fuller of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory about ways to encourage homeowners to take on costly energy efficiency projects. [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: David Roberts – Grist

Brian Rogal, our intrepid Chicago correspondent, talks with Grist’s David Roberts about the future of energy efficiency programs in the changing political landscape: [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: The 2 percent solution

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: The 2 percent solution

One of the big questions hovering over the conference is how stakeholders can ramp up existing energy efficiency programs to have a deeper impact. The success of EE initiatives is frequently judged based on whether they cut energy use by one or two percentage points. Peter Millburg of Ameren Illinois, which supplies power to customers [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: Bracken Hendricks – Center for American Progress

Bracken Hendricks of the Center for American Progress talks with Midwest Energy News correspondent Brian Rogal at the MES2011 Conference talking about what will happen to the clean energy movement after federal stimulus money runs out: [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: The political landscape

EDITOR’S NOTE: Correspondent Brian Rogal is covering the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance conference in Chicago. Click here for a complete archive of his posts. The first plenary session from 2:00 to 3:30 was meant to provide a very broad overview of where national energy policy stands, especially in the aftermath of the November elections. [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: Opening keynote

EDITOR’S NOTE: Correspondent Brian Rogal is covering the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance conference in Chicago. Click here for a complete archive of his posts. The grand ballroom was packed for the opening keynote, with only a few folks coming in late. Pramaggiore just began by saluting MEEA’s 10-year anniversary and pointing out that [Continue]

2011 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference Underway

Hello, and welcome to Midwest Energy News’ blogging coverage of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (MEEA) 2011 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Chicago. I’m Brian J. Rogal, and I will be here through the conference end on Friday. For those who don’t already know, MEEA is one of several [Continue]

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