California Adopts First Energy Standards for Household LEDs

By: The Associated Press |

California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs — a move that could save consumers billions in utility bills and prompt lawmakers and manufacturers to adopt them nationwide.

The California Energy Commission approved new requirements for general purpose […]

2016-02-01T15:08:07-05:00January 28th, 2016|California Market|

Editorial: The Supreme Court Rules for Common Sense in Electricity Case

By: New York Times Editorial Board |

The Supreme Court earlier this week upheld a federal regulation that encourages factories, shopping malls and other users of electricity to reduce their consumption during periods of high demand, like hot summer afternoons. The well-reasoned decision will save consumers money and improve the reliability of the electricity […]

2016-02-01T15:06:15-05:00January 28th, 2016|National Market|

Illinois Commerce Commission Not Investigating Ameren

By: Hannah Hilyard |

The Illinois Commerce Commission has decided not to further investigate Ameren’s efforts dealing with last month’s winter storm.

Ameren recently submitted its final report with the commission. That, coupled with the commission’s follow-up meetings with the company, they’ve deemed an investigation unnecessary.

This comes after mixed reviews of its response to the […]

2016-02-01T14:42:26-05:00January 21st, 2016|Illinois Market|

PSEG-LI would pay customers to install energy-cutting devices

By: Mark Harrington |

PSEG Long Island would pay customers $85 for installing special energy-cutting devices for use during peak times under an updated power-reduction program initiated by LIPA.

Under the proposed rules, which would take effect April 1 pending LIPA trustee approval, PSEG would allow outside companies that manage such devices to market them […]

2016-02-01T14:37:19-05:00January 20th, 2016|New York Market|