Navigation Links
Study finds disincentives to energy efficiency can be fixed
Date:6/4/2013

f its energy to be consumed through renewables by 2025. Scott said other states also could set aspirational goals for energy efficiency.

"If states are committed to reducing the strain on the electric grid, diversifying utility resource portfolios, reducing dependence on foreign markets, and reducing carbon emissions through the adoption of renewable resources, they should be just as willing to do so through the adoption of energy efficiency as they are through the purchase of renewable resources."

Streamlining cost-effectiveness tests will be difficult, Scott said, because a simple, accurate way to measure energy efficiency does not exist. "The difficulty is that you're trying to measure energy you didn't use. So really, you're measuring something that doesn't exist."

Many of the tests that do exist are so complicated that they may discourage utilities from adopting energy efficiency. Issues with cost-effectiveness testing will be difficult to fully remedy, Scott said, but these steps conducting assessments at a programmatic level, streamlining the precision of tests, and considering the development of national standards will move the bar forward.

Market barriers, Scott said, can be addressed through incentives. Some states, including Colorado and Michigan, have increased the size of incentives for consumers to take on energy efficiency programs (including, in some cases, reimbursing consumers 100 percent of their investment) and finding ways to make incentives more attractive to customers through advertising and education.

"There needs to be better marketing around efficiency," Scott said. "We need to make increasing energy efficiency as attractive as opting for 'green' or 'salmon-friendly' renewables."


'/>"/>

Contact: Inara Scott
Inara.Scott@bus.oregonstate.edu
541-737-4102
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
3. New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
4. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
5. BYU study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesnt make you safer
6. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
7. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
8. Crystal structure of archael chromatin clarified in new study
9. EU-funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity
10. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
11. Study demonstrates cells can acquire new functions through transcriptional regulatory network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2015)... , March 24, 2015   Crossmatch ™, ... today announced that its U.are.U ® 4500 ... Goorin Bros . to achieve PCI compliance ... secures access to the POS terminal, protecting the ... of data breaches. With one-third ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... , Mar. 20, 2015 Research and ... the addition of the "India Sensors Market ... offering. The sensor market is projected ... 2020 Consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and ... sensors in the country. In addition, adoption of ...
(Date:3/18/2015)... Florida , March 18, 2015 ... as businesses, new revolutionary smart wallets and apps continue to ... Companies currently entrenched in the mobile payment industry in focus ... Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA ), Apple Inc. ... GOOG ) and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB ) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers Help Retailer Prevent Data Breaches at Point-of-Sale 2India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 2India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 3Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 2Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 3Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 4Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 5Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 6
... genetic and environmental factors such as dietary habits in ... of the Neurological Clinic of LMU and Helmholtz Zentrum ... genome-wide expression and association study confirms that vitamin B6 ... therapy response ( Annals of Neurology , January, 2010). ...
... many years of study, a team of researchers is releasing ... therapies that will kill the family of parasites that causes ... of underdeveloped and developing nations for centuries. In an ... Journal of Biological Chemistry , Vanderbilt University scientist Galina Lepesheva ...
... (Jan. 15, 2009) -- In recent years, substantial ... to understand the details of cellular structure and dynamics ... new edition of the popular laboratory manual Live ... collection of established techniques--producing the most comprehensive and up-to-date ...
Cached Biology News:Genetic risk factor identified for Parkinson's disease 2Scientists hope to end sleeping sickness by making parasite that causes it self-destruct 2Scientists hope to end sleeping sickness by making parasite that causes it self-destruct 3New edition of popular lab manual presents latest techniques for probing cellular dynamics 2
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015  University of Illinois, ... deliver the plenary session address on Monday, May 18 ... (IMS) , kicking off a week of more than ... intersection of RF and microwave technologies with health. ... Sensors and Circuits for the Skin," will focus on ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Today, Cryos International, the world’s largest international ... facilities and inventory from New York City to Orlando, ... relocation is a reflection of their increasing growth and ... completed during the first weekend of spring, March 21 ... April 6. The new facility in the Central Florida ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 Lighthouse ... firm with operations in California, Oregon, Washington and ... of its Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Integration Services ... Adams, VP Client Services and M&A Integration Practice ... that the vast majority of M&A initiatives fail ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... NC (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 ... are pleased to announce the formation of VaxCorps, ... research centers specializing in the conduct of vaccine ... VaxCorps clinical sites have successfully conducted over ... experience in seasonal and pandemic influenza as well ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Health and Engineering Converge at the 2015 International Microwave Symposium 2Health and Engineering Converge at the 2015 International Microwave Symposium 3Cryos International Completes Groundbreaking Sperm Migration to Orlando, Florida 2Lighthouse Information Systems, Inc., Announces Addition of M&A Integration Services 2PMG Research announces formation of VaxCorps with two industry-leading vaccine site networks 2
... 2011 Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN ) ... Spirit of Giving Award" by the Utah Philanthropy Day Committee. ... made outstanding philanthropic and charitable service contributions to the community. ... Day luncheon at the Little America Hotel at 12pm.   ...
... Football has often been called "a game of inches," but ... only a few nanometers can determine the fate of a ... turns cancerous. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),s ... and better way to study the impact of spatial patterns ...
... 1, 2011 Epitomics, Inc., a California based ... a Notice of Allowance from the United States ... Identifying Differentially Expressed Proteins (application 10/705,109).  The Notice ... proteins in cell samples using libraries of antibodies. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Myriad Genetics Receives the "Corporate Spirit of Giving Award" From the Utah Philanthropy Day Committee 2Myriad Genetics Receives the "Corporate Spirit of Giving Award" From the Utah Philanthropy Day Committee 3Berkeley Lab scientists develop new tool for the study of spatial patterns in living cells 2Berkeley Lab scientists develop new tool for the study of spatial patterns in living cells 3
1M stock solution (238mg/ml)...
...
Request Info...
... ZMD.330. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide derived from ... and mouse protein kinase C zeta isoform ... and mouse PKCzeta protein. Recognizes PKCzeta ... cross-react with PKCiota/lambda. Reactivity: Mouse Rat ...
Biology Products: