SPEER Releases Energy Efficiency and Ratemaking Report

Austin, Texas, March 28– Investor owned utilities are usually reluctant to help their customers save too much energy, because it reduces their profits, but that doesn’t need to be the case, according to a new report from SPEER (the South-central Partnership for Energy...

News Release: Texas Jumps 8 spots in ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Texas had the largest improvement of any state in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 9th State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today and SPEER was cited in the report as a catalyst for the rapid improvement. The Lone Star State jumped 8 positions to 26th and reversed a consistently downward trend, from 11th in 2007’s initial assessment to 34th last year.

Energy Efficiency and the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan Last week, the EPA released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the regulation for carbon emissions from existing power plants. While the final version is more stringent nationally than the draft version, for the two states in which SPEER...