Efficient Reading: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Energy Efficiency Group – March 24, 2022

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Programs promoting energy efficiency for utility customers, for grid infrastructure, and wherever it else applies in the utility business is one of the truest win-win operations in the sector. Customers always strive to find ways to reduce energy use and thus bills, and utilities see increased efficiency as a cost-efficient and quick pathway to ensuring supply and demand remain in striking distance of each other without the costly headache of new generation. New technological solutions and innovative leadership continues to open new energy efficiency doors, so the Energy Efficiency Group on Energy Central seeks to keep you fully and completely informed.



The War in Ukraine and Energy

Norbert Vasen

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There’s not many areas of the global economy that the war in Ukraine isn’t impacting, and the world of energy is of course near the top of that list thanks to interruptions to oil and gas supplies and how that impacts the entire energy system and associated markets. In light of these challenges, Norbert Vasen highlights how energy efficiency remains a more important tool than ever in dampening those impacts—read his full thoughts in this well thought out but succinct piece.


Five Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Projects Fail to Launch

Curt Monhart

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Energy efficiency technology is readily available, and often an efficiency expert can move into a new project and easily identify a wealth of opportunities where they can make a difference. Despite that, many projects still fall short in implementing efficiency projects. So what’s the hold up? Getting technology deployed to do the work it’s able to do is the source of a lot of friction, and in this piece Curt Monhart highlights some coming reasons projects fail before they ever even get started.


Does the Metaverse Really Matter to Energy

Sabrina Gallier

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Add the Metaverse to the list that previously included topics like blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs as making big splash and seeing board rooms talk about how they can take advantage while many people remain skeptical or confused about the actual need and implementation. One area that the discussion on the Metaverse still seems rather nascent, though, is energy, and that’s why I found this piece from Sabrina Gallier of Dash Energy eyebrow raising. What does the Metaverse mean from an energy perspective? These are questions that should be asked now in anticipation of needing the answers in the not too distant future.


EISA Drama: The Final Scene is Lit

Matt Bowgren

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Last but not least, Matt Bowgren of Franklin Energy once again checks into the Energy Central community to update us on the Department of Energy rulemaking process related to efficiency of light bulbs. These regulatory processes are regular and ongoing, so they may blend into the background, but as Matt highlights the implications can be great and so staying on top of this process is essential. We’re thankful to have experts like Matt available to keep us up to date and prepared.



This wraps up another edition of ‘Efficient Reading.’ Check back in this spot in four weeks to see what submissions have captured the attention of our community. And if you think there are stories I’m missing—let me know in the comments, or better yet submit an article on those stories so it can be included in the next issue. Make sure you don’t miss out on these shared insights in the future.

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