IREC and partners today announced the launch of a three-year, $2.1 million project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), to reduce barriers to widespread adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) by…
New Project Will Provide Training on Distributed Energy Technologies for Building, Safety Officials
The Value of Credentialing for Workforce Training Programs
Defining a qualified worker looks very different today from just 20 years ago for many employment sectors in the United States, including clean energy. The primacy of a traditional four-year college degree for a number of job roles is changing,…
Energy Efficiency Plays Crucial Role in a 100% Clean Energy Future
Energy Efficiency Saves Money, Creates Jobs, and Cuts Pollution Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology—costing families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution, according to the…
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Make plans now to attend IREC’s 2015 3iForum at Solar Power International with two days of insightful 30-minute sessions from IREC’s solar thought leaders. We’ll be in the Solar Industry Trends booth #3717 on the SPI exhibition floor, September 15-17 in Anaheim, California.
Report: Trends Shaping our Clean Energy Future Released by IREC
The release of Trends Shaping our Clean Energy Future, an annual report by IREC, presents information and an independent perspective on the year’s renewable energy and energy efficiency progress and challenges across the U.S., and the activities, research, publications, expert insight and recommendations that are helping shape our clean energy future.
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Credentials to Value: Talking about the Intangible
According to market research conducted by the Shelton Group, 80 percent of Americans don’t think they use more energy today than they did five years ago, and about half think their homes are already energy efficient. As misguided as this perception may be, it certainly throws a wrench in the works when trying to sell consumers on energy efficient products or retrofit work.