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La. energy program stalled for adjustments

Louisiana's utility regulatory agency Wednesday revived a planned statewide energy efficiency program — but delayed implementation to work on program modifications. Full story

Vermont governor signs energy efficiency bills

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed three bills that promote energy efficiency and clean energy for homes, farms, and businesses. Full story

Energy and environment bill heads to Conn. gov

Connecticut lawmakers are sending Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a broad proposal intended to improve energy efficiency and conservation. Full story

Analysis: How energy efficiency firms are eating utilities' lunch

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - With better insulation, triple glazing and frugal boilers, new houses can cut energy use by up to 90 percent, which is good news for consumers but bad for utilities that vie with energy services firms for their efficiency euros. Full story

Nest enlists U.S. utilities to power drive into homes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tony Fadell, the designer known as the godfather of Apple Inc's <AAPL.O> iPod, is enlisting several of the country's largest power utilities to get his power-saving creation, the "Nest" thermostat, into more U.S. households. Full story

Analysis: Obama climate push to benefit energy efficiency firms

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's promise to attack climate change is likely to light a fire under federal agencies slow to comply with a mandate to cut energy use - which could be very good news for companies that specialize in systems that save power. Full story

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