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Recent Report
September 2020
Rethinking Energy Efficiency as a Carbon Resource
Val Jensen
This report explores the key policy and program changes needed to deliver more energy efficiency as a low-cost and flexible resource that is complementary to deep carbon reductions goals and increased electrification. Energy efficiency has delivered huge benefits over the last 40 years, and while reducing electricity use remains an important objective, the future of energy efficiency will include new data-driven, customer-centric programs that can accommodate increased electrification and that can be deployed to meet time- and location-dependent grid management needs and clean energy goals.
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Recent Issue Brief
October 2020
Electric Company Green Tariff Programs Update
Over the past year, an increasing number of electric companies have developed regulated, subscription-based renewable energy offerings (often called "green tariffs"), which provide customers streamlined, low-risk access to clean energy solutions that support their sustainability goals. However, green tariffs only account for 4 percent of total U.S. renewable energy capacity today and have room to grow.
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Recent Book
Updated October 2019
Emerging Energy Solutions for Residential Customers
Today, customer expectations of their local electric company are changing and often are set by other industries. To assist their member companies in reimagining the customer service model and creating a more seamless experience for residential customers, EEI and IEI collaborated to develop a book of case studies that highlight the different ways in which EEI and IEI member companies are moving forward to reimagine customer service. These case studies--developed as part of the EEI Customer-Centricity Initiative--cover five key areas: smart home energy management; online energy marketplaces; low- to moderate-income customer solutions; customer notification and engagement; and residential bill payment options.
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Recent Article
November 2018
EVs are 1 Million Strong: The Road Ahead
Lisa Wood
In September, electric vehicle (EV) sales shattered records. Nearly 45,000 EVs were sold that month—a 25-percent increase from the prior month and a 100-percent increase over the same month last year. There are now 1 million EVs on U.S. roads.
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