Energy Policy

December 12, 2023

Green Bay gets greener with new clean energy plan

The city and its partners aim to adopt 100% clean energy and carbon neutrality by 2050.
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October 27, 2023

How do we transform the market for air-source heat pumps?

Partners throughout the Midwest are working together to transform the market for air-source heat pumps in this cold-climate region.
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September 26, 2023

The role of utility programs in market transformation

The market transformation of air-source heat pumps will take teamwork. We discuss what utilities can consider when designing programs to encourage market transformation.
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August 14, 2023

Slipstream and partners awarded U.S. Department of Energy project to advance energy codes in Wisconsin

The award is part of the DOE's Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation awards, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, to ensure the nation's buildings meet the latest standards for energy efficiency.
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July 31, 2023

Can Michigan lead the Midwest to a low-carbon future?

Slipstream's partners in Michigan are leading the way to carry out initiatives that meet the moment and suggest a path for other states in the Midwest to achieve their own energy goals.
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July 28, 2023

Rural Michigan cooperatives set the standard for carbon emissions reporting

A set of rural Michigan electric cooperative partners track and report their programs' impact toward lower carbon emissions, making progress toward Michigan's climate and clean energy goals and meeting their members' needs.
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July 14, 2023

A way for cities to see how the IRA can support their climate action plans

Slipstream and our partners developed a methodology for cities to evaluate how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) can help make their climate goals possible.
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July 5, 2023

Transforming a Market: How Wisconsin was first to get high-efficiency furnaces in (almost) every home

The market transformation of air-source heat pumps will take teamwork. In the early '90s, stakeholders in Wisconsin helped successfully transform the market for high-efficiency furnaces.
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June 12, 2023

Raising the grade: Actual energy performance in secondary schools built to ASHRAE standard 90.1-2010

To observe how the energy code affects energy use in real schools, we compared actual energy performance in secondary schools built to the 2010 and 2004 versions of ASHRAE 90.1.
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May 30, 2023

How I learned to listen while researching ways for utilities to support Indigenous food sovereignty

We started a research project with good intentions. History spoke more loudly. The work was a reminder that communities we want to serve know what they need and that we can support best when we listen first.
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