OUR LATEST NEWS
Here is where you can find recent blog posts about energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
that we have worked on, as well as developments in the industry.
EFG, working in collaboration with the Cadmus Group, and Stockholm Environment Institute, has been supporting the State of Vermont in...
EFG Report Concludes Electrification of Gas-Heated Homes in Chicago Will Lower Both Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions
EFG recently published the report Cost Savings and CO2 Emissions Reductions of Residential Electrification in Peoples Gas Territory, prepared for...
Energy Futures Group and Common Spark Consulting partnered with the Institute for Sustainable Communities to prepare an Energy Efficiency Action...
We are delighted to welcome Earnest White to the IRP team at EFG. Earnest was most recently at the Virginia...
EFG is pleased to announce the promotion of Liz Bourguet to consultant. Liz has been at EFG since 2020 and...
EFG is excited to welcome Kathleen Miao as a project coordinator. Kathleen is a 2020 graduate from Franklin & Marshall...
EFG is pleased to announce the promotion of Gabrielle Stebbins to managing consultant. Gabrielle has been at EFG since 2016...
EFG has been selected by the Vermont Department of Public Service to lead a team to update the Vermont Residential...
EFG is excited to announce the addition of Stacy Sherwood as a Managing Consultant on our demand-side management (DSM) team....
An op-ed recently published by the Richmond Times Dispatch showcased the work of two members of the EFG Team, Jim...
Zero Energy Now (ZEN), a pilot program aiming to create deep energy savings in existing residential buildings, has shown major...
EFG is pleased to welcome Liz Bourguet to our team as a Senior Analyst. Liz is a recent graduate of...
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission recently approved Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy’s (CCAE) recommended portfolio of solar, battery storage,...
Energy Futures Group Wins U.S. Department of Energy Small Business R&D Building Efficiency Grant
As part of a recent $53 million announcement by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for Small Business Innovation Research...
EFG releases “Critical Elements in Short Supply: Assessing the Shortcomings of National Grid’s Long-Term Capacity Report” on behalf of 350Brooklyn and 350.org.
The November 2019 Settlement Agreement between the New York State Public Service Commission (“PSC”) and National Grid regarding National Grid’s...
Big things are happening here at Energy Futures Group! We’re excited to announce the addition of a new team member...
Dan Mellinger Authors Report on Commercial & Industrial Lighting Lifetime and Peak Demand Savings Analysis
In a new report prepared for the Alliance to Save Energy and DesignLights Consortium, EFG found that efficiency programs that capitalize on...
In EFG’s continuing work at the intersection of real estate and energy performance, Richard Faesy was asked to review a...
Sommer Energy Joins EFG
Big things are happening here at EFG. We are thrilled to announce that the staff of Sommer Energy, LLC, Anna Sommer and Chelsea Hotaling,...
In late 2017, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club (NRDC/SC) engaged Managing Consultant Jim Grevatt to provide expert witness...
Energy Futures Group provides expert consulting services informed by national and international experience in the design and evaluation of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other clean energy programs and policies.
We have assisted in the development or engaged in the review of numerous leading programs, including 8 of the Top 10 states in the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and several countries in Europe. We know what works, what does not and why.
EFG creates regulatory or legislative policies, administrative structures for program implementation, incentives, cost-effectiveness tests, equipment efficiency standards, and building energy codes.
We develop and critically review integrated resource plans, both through modeling and other forms of analyses; demand-side management plans; distribution system plans, with particular emphasis on analysis of non-wires alternatives; strategic electrification plans; and carbon emission reduction plans.
We develop and critically review costs and savings estimates (e.g. Technical Reference Manuals), as well as forecast market potential for energy efficiency, renewable energy and strategic electrification measures and programs.
We design and critique programs with an emphasis on cutting edge strategies that are necessary to achieve deep levels of participation, savings, and clean energy deployment.
Our staff assists with annual program goals and budgets, selection and oversight of implementation contractors, presentation of programs to key trade allies, and technical trouble-shooting.
Expert Witness Testimony
We provide expert testimony on planning, prudence, and program design proposals related to both supply and demand-side energy resources.
Our staff has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of issues related to the planning and operations of regulated utilities. Our work covers both supply and demand-side energy resources and the policies and market structures under which they operate.
EFG has worked with program administrators, government agencies, the renewable energy industry, and advocates, including these organizations:
Energy Futures Group has been instrumental in assisting Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships move several projects forward. Richard Faesy is knowledgeable and forward-thinking on topics such as residential energy efficiency, heat pumps, building efficiency, and market transformation. His expertise and collegiality make him an ideal partner.
In my over 20 years at NYSERDA, I’ve worked with many consultants. Energy Futures Group has been more of a pleasure than most to work with due to their market knowledge, responsiveness, adaptability and organized approach.
Anna is one of a kind. She not only goes above and beyond the tasks and projects we ask her to address, she also tries to understand and further our overarching goals and objectives. She is continually brainstorming and bringing stellar ideas and initiatives to the table. Anna also has the best demeanor and communication skills. She makes us proud with every interaction she has on our behalf, especially her interactions with the Commission and other important stakeholders. Anna understands who we are, creates outstanding work products, and enhances our credibility.
Citizens Action Coalition
Chris Neme and Jim Grevatt challenged 35 years of orthodoxy in energy efficiency thinking with their paper "The Next Quantum Leap in Efficiency: 30 Percent Electric Savings in Ten Years." We need to continue to explore the many threads of their new logic.
Putnam Price Group, Inc.
The paper entitled "Residential Energy Efficiency Financing: Key Elements of Program Design" looks really great. It comes across as both well researched and well written. I think it will be a terrific asset for anyone looking for in depth information and recommendations on efficiency financing programs. Thank you for all of your work on it.
The report authored by EFG for our organization is thorough and current, critical to informing effective program development here in Connecticut. I appreciate all the work, time and thoughtful analysis.
Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board
EFG's expertise, versatility, and ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple funders and stakeholders are all much appreciated.
Energy Futures Group has led several research efforts for the High Meadows Fund. Their experience and connections both in Vermont and elsewhere add tremendous value to the work they’ve done on our behalf. They understand both the business science and human dimensions of energy efficiency challenges.
High Meadows Fund