Energy Efficiency

Fresh Energy Welcomes Senior Policy Associate Ben Rabe

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Ben joined Fresh Energy in June of 2016 as a senior policy associate on the energy performance team, leading the organization’s work on energy efficiency related to building performance. We are thrilled to have Ben on the Fresh Energy team driving our efforts to maximize building efficiency through organization’s policy development and advocacy, legislative engagement, and communications work.

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Energy Efficiency

Fixed charged increase denied by Minnesota regulators

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Minnesota regulators have denied an increase to CenterPoint Energy’s monthly fixed charge, instead pointing to the company’s current decoupling policy as the best way to balance revenue requirements with energy savings.

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Energy Efficiency

Research shows utilities save even more with decoupling

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A recent article published in the Electricity Journal, co-authored by Fresh Energy and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), shows that utilities with decoupling policies are putting more money into energy efficiency and achieving greater energy savings.

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Energy Efficiency

Proposal to save consumers money, reward energy efficiency

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Fresh Energy, along with several efficiency and clean energy organizations and the Energy CENTS Coalition, has proposed a new electric billing rate called Inclining Block Rate pricing for Xcel Energy customers. Compared to Xcel’s requested rate increases, the proposal will save consumers money and reward energy efficiency.

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